Pittsburgh's family-owned ScareHouse has become nationally recognized as one of America’s best Halloween Haunted Attractions by ABC news, Travel Channel and iconic horror director Guillermo del Toro. It has also been featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, USA TODAY, CBS News, and many other national media outlets.
ScareHouse is located inside a historic and notoriously haunted building in Etna, best known as the Elks Lodge 932 (one of the largest and most active Elks chapters in the country.) Many locals and Elks members, as well as most of our crew members, have experienced multiple encounters with strange sights and sounds over the years.
August 17th, 2011 | 32 mins 43 secs
The same team of artists and designers that create the sets, characters, and effects for ScareHouse also create the multimedia content and concepts for our website, commercials, print advertising, and online videos. Creative and Marketing Director Scott Simmons joins host Rob Johnston to talk about marketing, video production, and online interaction. Plus, an update on the new haunt for 2011: Pittsburgh Zombies.
August 2nd, 2011 | 28 mins 38 secs
How do you create the sounds of a failed exorcism? How about the smoldering ruins of a forsaken church? The angry buzzing of a thousand flies? Or even a full fledged zombie apocalypse? Every year ScareHouse sound effects designer, Glenn Ricci, and vocalist, Ursula Marcum, create and install dozens of custom-designed soundscapes within Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House.
July 20th, 2011 | 31 mins 30 secs
More than 135 employees. Tens of thousands of customers. A full season of screaming, special events, spreadsheets and ... sociology? The managers of Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House talk about casting, operations, and the secrets of running a professional haunted attraction.
June 8th, 2011 | 29 mins 1 sec
What does it take to create "One of America's Best Haunted Houses" every year? A full year of design and production involving concepts, creatures, and costumes as well as set construction, scenic elements, and special effects!
May 25th, 2011 | 29 mins 42 secs
How has the haunted house industry changed in 25 years? How has social media changed the way attractions are designed and promoted? And what's in store this year for ScareHouse? Find out in the fast-moving and free podcast! Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with the ScareHouse Scream Team!