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The ScareHouse Presents Pittsburgh Zombies: A New Haunted Attraction Based on Pittsburgh’s Living Dead Legacy

PITTSBURGH, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This Halloween season, on select dates from September 23 through October 30, Pittsburgh fright fans who brave The ScareHouse® will experience a new and unique attraction devoted to Western Pennsylvania’s living dead legacy: Pittsburgh Zombies.

The Pittsburgh Zombies attraction features elaborate and Hollywood-quality recreations of iconic Pittsburgh landmarks, now infested with legions of the walking and hungry dead. An experienced team of set designers and scenic artists are working around the clock to create a real-life version of the zombie apocalypse that has been so memorably and frighteningly portrayed by the series of Living Dead films shot in and around the Pittsburgh area over the last 40 years.

The ScareHouse® Creative Director and Co-Founder Scott Simmons is a Pittsburgh native who has worked in the haunted attraction industry for more than 25 years. His unique perspective as both a veteran fright expert, and a lifelong resident of “The Zombie Capital of the World,” has led to the creation of a haunted attraction unlike any other haunted house in America.

“This new attraction is packed with details, references, and recreations that any true Pittsburgher will instantly recognize,” said Simmons. “It also happens to be filled with flesh-eating zombies who would like to eat your brains.”

The ScareHouse® has been named as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions by Travel Channel and ranked as one of the country’s top haunted houses by Haunted Attraction and Fangoria magazines. Pittsburgh Zombies joins The Forsaken and Delirium 3-D as one of three terrifying haunts offered for just one price. Tickets are on sale now at

The ScareHouse® is open on select dates from September 23 through October 30. Hours are 7pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm to 10pm on all other nights. “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” is located just minutes from downtown at 118 Locust Street, Etna PA 15223.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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