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

They are the masterminds that bring Hollywood quality effects to live each and every night of our season, without the benefits of editing or 2nd takes. From turning Michael Dougherty's Halloween classic Trick r Treat into an immersive pop-up-book, to bringing Krampus and his minions to life, Nino Ballisteri and Maryann Kimbler reveal the secrets to terrorizing haunt fans with state-of-the-art technology.

ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nightline, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets.

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This season the ScareHouse design team partnered with LEGENDARY to create two all-new attractions based on the twisted imagination of Michael Dougherty, the writer/director of the films Trick ‘r Treat and the upcoming film Krampus.

ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons and Art Director Macabre Noir share the secrets and challenges they faced in bringing so many of Krampus’ mischievous underlings from the upcoming film to life - what it was like to work directly with the creators of the film - and how our team created a new attraction that served as both tribute and teaser for the terrifying legacy of Krampus!

Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures. This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty and supported by the Oscar®-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop. KRAMPUS features a stellar cast that includes Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (“Fargo”), and David Koechner (ANCHORMAN series).

ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nightline, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets.

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The ScareHouse podcast is back! 

ScareHouse's Kate Dudas and Nicole Conniff return from a weekend of paranormal investigations at Gettysburg with our friend and Ghost Hunters' star Amy Bruni! 

Kate and Nicole talk with ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons about the technology, philosophy, and community that thrives among fellow fans of the paranormal when they gather together for a weekend at one of of America's most haunted locations. Plus, Amy Bruni shares a truly creepy experience that rattled her just this past weekend -- reveals the history, mission, and future of Strange Escapes (including a preview of upcoming paranormal investigations and events --  and looks back at her encounters at ScareHouse just last summer. 

Visit www.strange-escapes.com for more details about upcoming events all across the country! 

ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nightline, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets.

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Ed Gannon has been in the Haunted house industry for almost 30 years designing, acting and building haunted attractions all over the country!

As Director of Attractions and Development for Massachusetts' Spooky World, he designed, built, and managed all entertainment aspects of "America's Halloween Theme Park" for 12 years of operation. He has also created special effects, props, costuming, and makeup for several other Pro haunts, TV commercials & corporate videos.

Ed joins ScareHouse Director of Operations Crystal Rupp for a candid and revealing look back at his early days in the industry, and his current role as show designer for Dark Hour Haunted House.

ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets.

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Looking for zombies? Clowns? Demon dolls?  We got a guy.

Brookyn born artist, entrepeuneur, and hustler (compliment) Jerry Dalessandro joins ScareHouse Director of Operations Crystal Rupp to talk about Creepy Collection - recorded at the Midwest Haunters Convention 2015. 

Creepy Collection's ever growing army of zombies, dolls, demons, clowns, and other nightmare props fill the halls of ScareHouse and other haunted attractions all over the world. Their work has also have been in the horror movies Sibling and The Hole and On The Lot (reality show By Steven Spielberg).  Visit http://www.creepycollection.com to check 'em out!

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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ScareHouse Director of Operations Crystal Rupp and ScareHouse Sociologist Margee Kerr wrap up this year's Midwest Haunters Convention: the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US!  MHC serves haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts with a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment. Visit www.midwesthauntersconvention.com for more information!

Crystal and Margee hit the road home and share highlights from the convention, and the last few weeks of travel and adventure. Plus, Margee shares her mind-blowing appearance at the World's Largest Book Expo in support of her upcoming book Scream! Chillding Adventures in the Science Of Fear (currently available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your favorite book sellers.) - and discusses new immersive theater experiences in Philadelphia and New York City. 

ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets.

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ScareHouse Art Director joins us for a preview of Morose and Macabre's Atrocity Exhibition of dark, twisted and sexy sideshow, cabaret, burlesque, and performance art!

This annual event, this year held on May 16th at the Rex Theater, brings together some of the country's most innovative and exciting alternative artists, performers, and weirdos (term of endearmeant) 

Macabre joins ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons and Graphic Designer/Photograper Rachellyn Schoen for a fun conversation about Atrocity, artistic communities, the art of hustling, and the best time to schedule performances involving severe body modification.

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It's time to recall and recover our 2015 adventures at the world's largest trade show for the haunted attraction industry!

ScareHouse scream team members Crystal Rupp, Macabre Noir, and Nino Balistrieri talk about 5 action packed days at TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions show. It's the annual business gathering for owners, designers, and special effect artists involved in the production of haunted houses, hayrides, and special events from all over the world! 

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. 

Check out more than 100 exclusive videos on our Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheScareHouse 

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How can freelance artists stay successful, creative, and positive in a world full of competition, distraction, and negativity?

ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons joins costume designer Jen Rocket, graphic artist & photographer Rachellyn Schoen, and design manager Nicole Conniff for an in-depth conversation about the risks and rewards of pursiing a career as a full time artist.

This episode is packed with vital information and advice for anyone struggling to stay focused and optimistic in the in the increasingly challenging and ever changing worlds of entertainment design, graphic arts, and fashion. 

Subscribe today for new episodes of the ScareHouse podcast every week! 

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. 

Check out more than 100 exclusive videos on our Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheScareHouse 

 

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No matter what people try to tell or sell you, social media is still the most powerful and effective way to attract customers to your haunted house or Halloween event ... and a vital component of any succesful consumer business.   But with trends and habits changing so quickly, how can you get the most out of your marketing plan?

ScareHouse is well known for our commitment to social media content and engagement, and Creative Director Scott Simmons is a highly regarded as one of the leading experts on new media marketing in the haunted attraction industry. He joins Communications Technology Masters Student Katie "Dudders" Dudas and ScareHouse Design Manager Niccole Conniff for a fast-paced review of the latest trends in all the top social media platforms.

Is Facebook still king? What's changing with Twitter? How are brands utilizing Instagram, Youtube, and other outlets to reach new customers? And can you kids please explain SnapChat to us?

Subscribe today for new episodes of the ScareHouse podcast every week! 

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. 

Check out more than 100 exclusive videos on our Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheScareHouse 

 

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Veteran ScareHouse manager and performer Crystal Rupp joins Creative Director Scott Simmons and Sociologist Margee Kerr to look back at the explosive growth of Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, and to look ahead at our ambitious plans for Halloween 2015.

Why does it require a full year of planning and analysis to prepare for our season? How has the haunt changed since Crystal joined us 8 seasons ago? And what are the secrets that can help any haunted attraction of any size or budget grow into a financially succesful businesss? Find out in this week's podcast! 

New episodes of the ScareHouse podcast every week. Help us reach new listeners when you leave positive feedback or reviews, or contact us directly with suggestions for future episodes. Thanks for the support! 

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. 

Check out more than 100 exclusive videos on our Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheScareHouse 

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We're back! After a lengthy hiatus the podcast team from one of America's Scariest Hallowen Attractions returns for an extended epsiode ... that has almost nothing to do with haunted houses. 

Long-time listeners should be in no way suprised. 

Rob Johnston, Laura Kelly, fear expert Dr. Margee Kerr, and Creative Director Scott Simmons talk about Vine superstardom, the dark and scary history of Curious George, the horrors of home ownership, sons of anarchy, football commercials, and snarky feminists. 

New episodes every week and thanks for your support and positive feedback! 

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

 
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