The ScareHouse Podcast: One of America’s Best Haunted Houses
ScareHouse is one of America's Best Haunted Houses! Join us for fun and informative conversations with our designers, cast, and crew - as well as extended interviews with other haunters, Pittsburgh icons, Ghost Hunters, and alternative artists and performers. ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets. Tickets, dates, and more information about Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House available from http://www.scarehouse.com
The Last Night of 2011 for Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House

It's the last night of our regular season, and the last 2011 episode of the ScareHouse podcast! On Halloween eve 2011 Host Rob Johnston talked with members of the cast and crew, and Creative Director Scott Simmons, about the amazing season for "Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House." It's a bittersweet farewell to The ScareHouse Family, and you're invited to hear their stories about customers, cupcakes, and ... Chris Brown?

This is the last bi-weekly episode of our podcast, but stay subscribed for new episodes next year as our Scream Team prepares for next year's attraction! Did you enjoy the new format? Please leave positive feedback on iTunes!

Special thanks to Rob Johnston, our Scream Team, our cast, our crew, and our fans for your support! We'll see you again in 2012!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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12 Years of Fears - Talking with The ScareHouse Alumni

How did a Halloween hobby grow into one of America's Best Haunted Houses? We've gathered some of the veteran ScareHouse actors from our 1999 and 2003 seasons to reveal the stories and secrets you haven't heard from behind the scenes of Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House. How has the haunt and cast changed? How has working at ScareHouse changed their lives? And what really happened at those crazy wrap parties?  We've brought together some ScareHouse alumni, including two cast members who now work in Hollywood, to talk about the last 12 years of fears.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Zombies, Ghost Hunters, and Marriage Proposals

ScareHous has once again been ranked as one of America's "Must See" Haunted Houses by Haunted Attraction Magazine - and also one of the country's best haunted houses by Yahoo News, hauntedhousereviews.com, tophaunts.com, and Travel Channel!

The lines are getting longer and the nights are getting longer! Host Rob Johnston checks in with some of the haunt managers, some dancing zombies, "Delirium Dog," and Creative Director Scott Simmons. They talk about their favorite scares, the long days, the Pittsburgh Zombie Fest, our annual visit from our friends from Ghost Hunters, live musical performances inside Delirium 3-D, and a zombie marriage proposal!

Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with The ScareHouse Scream Team.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Pittsburgh Zombies - Behind the Screams

Pittsburgh Zombies is an ALL-NEW attraction devoted to our city’s living dead legacy as “Zombie Capital of the World.” This new attraction features elaborate recreations and references based on iconic Pittsburgh landmarks, now infested with legions of the walking and hungry dead!

It's one hour before the doors open, and host Rob Johnston takes you right into the madness of opening weekend for ScareHouse 2011! You'll hear from actors, haunted house managers, make-up artists, graphic artists, customers, and more! Plus, hear from the actors behind some of our most iconic characters: Creepo, Miss Molly, Princess Holly, and Delirium! 

Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with the ScareHouse Scream Team!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Social Media in Pittsburgh

Can social media be used to make the world a better place? Can it not just improve but actually save lives? Host Rob Johnston joins Michelle from BurghBaby.com, Laura Kelly from "Team Tassy," ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons, and ScareHouse Senior Manager Margee Kerr for a fast-moving conversation about twitter, Facebook, and the power of social media and social good.

They talk about social-media driven fundraising efforts such as "Meet Tassy" and our annual "Crazy Scary" (both of which benefit children and young people in need) and reveal how social media continues to grow and thrive in Pittsburgh.

Plus: a preview of Podcamp Pittsburgh, helpful advice for anyone using social media, and inappropriately long hugs!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Costume Design with Jennifer Rocket and Dejah Harnish

Meet the women who fill one of America's Best Haunted Houses with Dirty Clowns, Lost Souls, Demented Cybergoths, Sexy Steampunks, and the Walking Dead!

Costume Designer Jennifer Rocket, Design Manager Dejah Harnish, and Creative Director Scott Simmons join host Rob Johnston to talk about costumes, clothing, and the hours of creativity and research required to create such a huge cast of unique characters and creatures. How do you create an army of steampunk warrior women? Or a horde or flesh-eating zombies? And what do Lady Gaga and Invader Zim have to do with all this?

Plus, exciting news about the return of one of our most popular and iconic characters

Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with the ScareHouse Scream Team

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Haunted House Marketing & Video Production with Creative Director Scott Simmons

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.

As Creative Director, Scott manages a talented team of artists and producers committed to turning nightmares into reality. He also manages the multimedia content and interaction on www.scarehouse.com and ScareHouse social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The goal with their online presence and social media interactions is to not only sell tickets but also to provide fans with "behind the screams" access to their year-long design and production process.

Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with the ScareHouse Scream Team!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Sound FX Designer Glenn Ricci aka "Delirium Dog"

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.

Glenn and Ursula join host Rob Johnston for a discussion about sound design, recording methods, and the secrets to terrifying thousands of customers every Halloween season. Plus, a rare audio tour through portions of The Forsaken haunt - one of three attractions presented by The ScareHouse this October.

<Glenn "Delirium Dog" Ricci has also just released a second cd of music created for and/or inspired by ScareHouse. FEVER BRAIN BATTERY is available now on iTunes!  Look for more information about Glenn's musical contributions in a future episode.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

Haunted House Managers Margee Kerr and Crystal Rupp

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.

Host Rob Johnston talks with Senior Manager Margee Kerr, House Manager Crystal "BB" Rupp, and Creative Director Scott Simmons about customer service, event production, and the art of the scare ... as well as roller derby, physical stamina, and the role of women and feminism in modern horror and haunted houses.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Hellraiser star Doug Bradley

Actor Doug Bradley is known by legions of horror fans across the world for his iconic performance as Pinhead in the Hellraiser film series. He is one of only three actors to play the same horror character at least six consecutive times, the others being Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in eight consecutive Nightmare on Elm Street films) and Tobin Bell (Jigsaw in all seven Saw films.)

In this extended edition of our free audio podcast (recorded during the ScareHouse Scare Camp in June 2011) Doug sits down with ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons for a fun, frank, and fast-moving conversation about horror, acting, and the international legacy of the Hellraiser film series. Doug shares stories from his early years with Clive Barker, offers advice for other actors, and reveals why he's about to leave London for a new home in ... well, you'll just need to listen to the podcast.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Moonlit Matinee Film Festival - Randy Collins

Zombies, muppets, and aliens! Randy Collins, general manager of the historic Oaks Theater in Oakmont talks about the "ScareHouse Moonlit Matinee Film Festival," Pittsburgh's only summer-long, late-night film festival.

The Oaks Theater is a gloriously refurbished, independently owned movie house that regularly offers the best in current, classic, and non-traditional cinema entertainment. Opened originally in 1938, this Pittsburgh landmark now features new and state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

Design Managers Christopher Gilgour and Dejah Harnish

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!

Host Rob Johnston talks with design managers Christopher Gilgour and Dejah Harnish in the latest episode of our FREE podcast.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Creative Director Scott Simmons

Go behind the screams of one of America's Best Haunted Houses! The new season of the ScareHouse's free podcast starts with an exclusive and extended interview with Creative Director Scott Simmons.

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!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT