Pittsburgh’s renowned ScareHouse has announced that it will be opening its doors for business on September 14, Dread can exclusively reveal. The award-winning haunted house experience will debut three new attractions as well as host their ultra-intense fourth experience, “The Basement”, which is a separate, “…more-than-immersive experience that is not for the weak of heart.”
For this year’s festivities, ScareHouse’s mazes will be “Pittsburgh Zombies: Re-Animated”, “Nocturnia 3-D”, and “Infernal Darkness”.
“The ScareHouse team works all year round to conceive, design, build and create what we hope is a destination for anyone who loves to be scared out of their minds,” said ScareHouse creative director Scott Simmons. “We’re incredibly proud of what has turned into our most expansive, most visionary season yet, and we are eager for longtime fans and new visitors alike to experience what we’ve got in store for them.”
- PITTSBURGH ZOMBIES: RE-ANIMATED: in which a harrowing zombie outbreak has overwhelmed the city and is the setting for a heart-pounding attraction that pays tribute to the original trilogy of Living Dead movies (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead), which established Pittsburgh as the “Zombie Capital of the World.” As guests seek refuge from a city rampant with zombies of every sort (incorporating some of the satire that Romero famously weaved through his movies), the sharp-eyed will also witness references to such modern zombie classics as Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead and The Walking Dead.
- NOCTURNIA 3-D: which sees guests transported back in time to a haunted carnival in the early 1900’s. NOCTURNIA 3-D features a unique, dread-inducing atmosphere reminiscent of Carnival of Souls. Those brave enough to explore these sinister fairgrounds should expect more than the traditional clowns and circus freaks as darker, more ominous figures wait around every corner.
- INFERNAL DARKNESS: a sequel to ScareHouse’s popular Infernal attraction, invites guests into an abandoned museum that was once home to the some of the most demonic artifacts known to man. Guests will be plunged into darkness, guided only by the illumination of flickering candles, as they attempt to evade the bloodthirsty spirits.
- THE BASEMENT: after descending a flight of stairs into the dark underbelly of ScareHouse, guests will encounter a series of intense and R-rated horrors that challenge the limits of fear. Guests must be 18 or older, must sign a waiver of release prior to entry, and must prepare to be challenged and confronted by high-impact experiences involving total darkness, electricity, and intimate encounters with increasingly intense actors.
Tickets, which start at $17.99 for general admission and $40.00 for front-of-the-line access, are now available online at www.scarehouse.com. Tickets to The Basement are separately priced and start at $31.