The fear experts from “One of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” (Travel Channel) know what scares you, and they have packed their 100-year-old haunted building with a hellish army of clowns, demons, and pure nightmare fuel. A team of veteran designers, artists, and performers has spent the last year committed to one ultimate goal.


Their goal is to drop you to your knees and make you scream. “We asked fright fans what scared them the most,” states ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons, “and they foolishly told us. Creepy Dolls? Check. Demonic Possession? You bet. Clowns? Oh yeah. There are soooooo many clowns in ScareHouse this year.”

ScareHouse exists within a 100-year-old haunted building where designers, artists, and veteran fear experts combine genuine history with modern technological magic to create a haunted house experience unlike any other attraction anywhere. “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” is only open on select dates from September 16th through October 30th.

Admission into ScareHouse includes three terrifying haunts for one price:

The Summoning is an elaborate haunted attraction with a masterful blend of art and the macabre set in October 1932.


Nocturnia is a terrifying tale of wild creatures, twisted illusions, and a final circus of shadows.


Infernal is a climax of exquisite torment filled with demons, dolls, and the damned.


Simmons says, “If you and your kids are looking for some family-friendly Halloween fun for the entire family, you need to go someplace else. ScareHouse is for the grown-ups.”

ScareHouse’s notorious and world famous immersive attraction, The Basement, also returns this year with more extreme and outrageous encounters than ever. Guests will be touched, blindfolded and restrained. This attraction contains high voltage effects involving electricity, very low lighting, tight spaces, strong scents, profanity, moments of complete darkness, water, physical contact, violent situations, and high impact scares. Additional ticket purchase is required and all guests must be 18 or older and must sign waiver before entering The Basement.

Tickets and more information about “One of America’s Scariest Haunted Houses” is available online at

ScareHouse – General admission tickets start at just $14.99 and include admission into The Summoning, Nocturnia, and Infernal. RIP admission for $39.99 allows guests to skip to the front of the line, and also includes admission into all 3 haunts. The Basement: $32.99 for one guest to enter alone, $46.99 for two guests to enter together.

ScareHouse is located in Etna, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Parking and free shuttle service is available at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.


September 16-17, 23-24, 30 and October 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, and 27-30. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on other nights of operation.

ScareHouse is ranked as one of America’s best Haunted Houses by Travel Channel, writer/director Guillermo del Toro, and Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. Save time and money when you purchase tickets online from

Warning: This attraction may be too intense for children under 13 years old. Guests must be 18 or older to enter The Basement.”