About This Show
Pittsburgh's family-owned ScareHouse has become nationally recognized as one of America’s best Halloween Haunted Attractions by ABC news, Travel Channel and iconic horror director Guillermo del Toro. It has also been featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, USA TODAY, CBS News, and many other national media outlets.
ScareHouse is located inside a historic and notoriously haunted building in Etna, best known as the Elks Lodge 932 (one of the largest and most active Elks chapters in the country.) Many locals and Elks members, as well as most of our crew members, have experienced multiple encounters with strange sights and sounds over the years.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 118: Members of 501st Garrison Carida Star Wars Troop
4 days ago
Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” geek out with Tim Gregg, Dan Beltz, and Greg Ochaba, members of the 501st Garrison Carida over everything Star Wars. They talk about the 501st charity missions, what drew them to the group, their first Star Wars experience, and why Scott never saw the original Star Wars (New Hope) movie in theaters.
501st is a worldwide costuming organization composed of over 15,000 members, all volunteer
Focus on charity and community work
Began in 1997 with the re-release of original trilogy in theaters
Rebel Legion is a similar, smaller nonprofit with over 4,500 members worldwide
Is it more fun to play the good guy or bad guy?
Realizing the comic potential of Storm Troopers
Lucas Films embracing the 501st and their work
Guidelines, criteria, and review process for costumes
Their first exposure to Star Wars
Why Tim, Dan, and Greg joined the 501st
A young Scott avoided seeing Star Wars in the theater because he was afraid of Chewbacca
Being a Star Wars fan and nerd in the 1980s in West PA was tough
Personal experiences that resonate with the members including granting a Make a Wish child’s wish, dancing with “Weird Al” Yankov