When ScareHouse Zombies Infested Good Morning America
Allison (2014 Costume Manager): Every top secret project at ScareHouse starts off with a really vague question about your availability. It’s like, “Hey, what are you doing Wednesday and Thursday this week?”, and when I ask why it’s was like,
“Well, you might need to go somewhere overnight, maybe, possibly….”
Creative Director Scott Simmons:
Basically the producers from Good Morning America, they just had this idea of wouldn’t it be fun to have some characters bomb the show. They weren’t really sure what to do exactly, and I reminded them that Pittsburgh is zombie capital of the world, and wouldn’t it be fun to put some zombies on the show? They agreed and said, “Can you be here tomorrow?”, and in very short order were putting zombie costumes together, getting hotel rooms, getting on the bus….
Jenn (ScareHouse & Basement Cast):
I found out I was going to be a zombie, which was a lot of fun, but I hadn’t been a zombie yet. So I got to learn that like maybe half an hour before we started filming.
We had to get there very early, I want to say it was four in the morning. Walking through Times Square when there’s nobody there, but all the lights are still going.
That was just really bizarre, like walking through times square, holding like a severed arm.
Just a group of ScareHouse misfits carrying zombie masks and costumes and makeup. On the Good Morning America set, the producers just asked us to scare the crowd and there was a cooking segment, and we had to pretend that we were excited about the food, which we kind of were, it looked pretty good.
We were back home that night and the haunted house was open that night. So the whole thing was this crazy dream of roughly 36 hours of getting the phone call, confirming you’re going to be on Good Morning America, and the whole thing happens and uh… it’s not something you get to do very often.
It was tons of fun. And I’d do it again tomorrow if I could.
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