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The scare house pays tribute

to george A romero with special haunt

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POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - Fifty years ago, George A. Romero created a massive cult following that is still going strong today. On October 4, 1968 Night of the Living Dead was released in the United States and it instantly became a horror classic! The very low budget, black and white zombie thriller took the horror genre to new heights paving the way for a slew of similar movies, sequels, remakes and even television shows. 

Following a young woman who flees a zombie who has just killed her brother Johnny. We find ourselves locked in an

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abandoned farmhouse where a group of survivors try to survive the night. Despite Night of the Living Dead being the first of its kind, the movie is one of the most realistic zombie outbreak movies to this day with the zombies not all that different from ordinary people aside from their need to feed on human flesh. The cinematic quality, eerie music and slow moving pale zombies who groan and moan as they stagger around gives me the chills. Night of the Living Dead is personally one of my favorite horror movies which opened my heart to the "zombie outbreak" craze.

George A. Romero died on July 16, 2017 and the horror community including fellow directors, actors and his fans mourned his death. Since then Evans City Cemetery and the Monroeville Mall which is just outside Pittsburgh have become tourist attractions for those who fell in love with the movies and the genre he created. Monroeville Mall was the filming location of a later movie, Dawn of the Dead.

During the later part of September and the entire month of October, The Scare House of Etna, Pennsylvania will be paying tribute to the world renowned director as the classic movie will turn fifty years old! Scare House which is another name synonymous within its own industry will take fans of the movie and the venue through a haunted house themed after Romero's Night of the Living Dead! 

PITTSBURGH ZOMBIES: REANIMATEDin which a harrowing zombie outbreak has overwhelmed the city and is the setting for a heart-pounding attraction that pays tribute to the original trilogy of Living Dead movies (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead), which established Pittsburgh as the “Zombie Capital of the World.” As guests seek refuge from a city rampant with zombies of every sort (incorporating some of the satire that Romero famously weaved through his movies), the sharp-eyed will also witness references to such modern zombie classics as Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead and The Walking Dead.

Aside from the new addition this year, The Scare House boasts an additional three attractions including The Basement. More information including ticket pricing and our very own personal review can be found here.

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