ScareHouse Celebrating 20 Years of Fears This Halloween
There’s no need to fear … actually, come to think of it, there is – because Pittsburgh’s legendary haunted attraction, ScareHouse.. IS BACK!
Named one of the scariest haunted houses in the United States by ABC News, and one of the Top Haunts in the world by the Haunted Attraction Association, ScareHouse will once again swing open its doors of doom for the 20th spine-tingling year on Saturday, Sept. 18.
The first visitors to ScareHouse screamed their way through its horrifying haunts and sinister sights and sounds in 1999 – but it’s this year that the attraction is commemorating 20 Years of Fears as a result of a scaled-down, pandemic-influenced version last season.
To commentate the events 20th season, many of the most dreadful characters of ScareHouse who guests remember from two decades’ worth of visits will return — including the original version of Bunny, the less-than-adorable, memorably menacing six-foot-tall rabbit with a hatchet; Creepo the clown, whose violent visage trolls the nightmares of everyone he meets; and Delirium, the neon-colored, unhinged, unpredictable raver who is more demented than she may first seem.
Today, ScareHouse released their first trailer for the 2021 season, featuring many of their original characters from the past two decades.
“This year, Halloween is back, and so is ScareHouse – bigger, scarier and more fun than ever – in a location that is going to allow us to raise the bar higher than ever and create a truly wild time for visitors,” says ScareHouse creative director Scott Simmons. ScareHouse is located inside the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, a 20-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh. “For the last year and a half, people have been bottling up a lot of fear and anxiety, and we’re going to give them a chance to get it all out – and then some.”
ScareHouse has become a local legend in Pittsburgh – and has also attracted national attention as a can’t-miss Halloween event.
Although ScareHouse opened with reduced capacity last year, the pandemic imposed unprecedented restrictions on the experience, which was carefully designed to meet COVID safety measures. Many of those measures will still be in place to ensure guest protection this year, but on the whole ScareHouse will be able to return in its full, frightening glory, Simmons promises.
“For longtime visitors, we’ve assembled the best – and most frightening – of 20 years of ScareHouse while creating shocks and jolts they’ve never experienced before,” promises Simmons. “And for those who are hearty and daring enough to visit us for the first time, there will be enough here to fuel their fear well into next year.”
In the meantime, ScareHouse’s ultra-intimate counterpart The Basement remains bolted shut in 2021, strictly off limits to even the most courageous visitor. Something shocking is happening inside – and Simmons says he expects the doors to The Basement to open again next year.
ScareHouse will be open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 1; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 6.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
General admission tickets– which require advance online reservations – begin at $22.95, with a special “RIP Ticket” that offers no-reservation front-of-line access available beginning at $39.95.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the official ScareHouse website by clicking here.
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