ScareHouse Scream

Book Launch Party at ScareHouse!

We've partnered with our friends from  East End Book Exchange to host Pittsburgh's official book launch party for the new book from ScareHouse sociologist Dr. Margee Kerr!

Join us on Thursday, October 1st from 6 to 9pm to get your signed copy of the book, enjoy a reading from Dr. Margee, and get a "lights on" look at sets within THE SUMMONING! 

Note: ScareHouse is not open on Thursday, October 1st and shuttle service from the zoo is not available. Please park along Butler Street in Etna. 

No one studies fear quite like Margee Kerr. A sociologist who moonlights at one of America’s scariest and most popular haunted houses, she has seen grown men laugh, cry, and push their loved ones aside as they run away in terror. And she’s kept careful notes on what triggers these responses and why.

In this eye-opening, adventurous book, she takes us on a tour of the world’s scariest experiences: into an abandoned prison long after dark, hanging by a cord from the highest tower in the Western hemisphere, and deep into Japan’s mysterious “suicide forest.” She even goes on a ghost hunt with a group of paranormal adventurers. Along the way, Kerr shows us the surprising science from the newest studies of fear—what it means, how it works, and what it can do for us. Full of entertaining science and the thrills of a good ghost story, this book will make you think, laugh—and scream.