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The ScareHouse

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Family fun (8yr old & 12 yr old)

Fun, entertaining, lots of “jump scares”, fantastic make up!... didn’t scare us, but nothing does... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Pittsburgh, PA
via mobile
The Basement worth the trip

I went to The ScareHouse this past Friday and did both the haunted house and The Basement. Haven't... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Since opening in 1999, this Pittsburgh haunted attraction has grown into one of America’s favorite Halloween Attractions! Repeatedly named as one of America’s Best Haunted Houses by Travel Channel and featured on Good Morning America, Late Night...more
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118 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15223-1946
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The actors are good at staying in character but the basement use to be more intense and enjoyable. I laughed more than I was scared. There was a lot of just standing in the dark waiting. I think I was startled twice? I miss how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing as always. We flew all the way from California and will continue to do so. This place is incredible and the amount of thought and detail is impeccable! Great job guys you have definitely earned our business!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alma W
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Fun, entertaining, lots of “jump scares”, fantastic make up!... didn’t scare us, but nothing does. Loved the 3D rooms and the “krampus” looking demon! Brought my 12 yr old and 8 yr old with us and they loved it! (They day it’s not recommended for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank proudmommy666
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I went to The ScareHouse this past Friday and did both the haunted house and The Basement. Haven't been to many haunted houses (the last one was probably in the early 90's) so I didn't know what quite to expect. The haunted was kinda cool...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes as I've always heard it's one of the best in the country. What I got was about 35 minutes of complete boredom, about an hour and 45 minutes if you count the wait. Very few jump scares and next to 0...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Went to “The Basement” this past week and was pretty excited for it! I have never been there before and have seen numerous videos and advertising showing how scary it is over the years! I was expecting it to be a good time.... It only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We recently took our two younger children on the behind the scenes tour. We took our 12 year old through the haunted house via RIP tickets the night before and we loved it. Our youngest isn’t quite as adventurous yet so we thought we would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My friend & I went last night. Wasn’t what I expected at all! I thought this place was suppose to be scary as hell. After seeing all the videos on YouTube I was pretty excited for it. Didn’t like that fact that it was based...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This used to be one of the best haunted attractions but it just is not scary anymore. We went last night and there was not enough actors and it was shorter than it used to be. The first time we went back in 2013 it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank natalierP5834KB
Reviewed 23 October 2017

the staff were remarkable, the wait time was not at all bad, your ticket time is when you are let in. The props were so detailed, and the feel of each room was different. We loved it and I am big scar-die cat. We are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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William P
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30 minutes. The bus ride is another 30 minutes.