The Scarehouse - Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted Attraction
The ScareHouse is Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunt, and one of the Best Haunted Houses in America! (as voted by the readers and editors of Hauntwold Magazine: The Haunted Attraction Industry's leading publication and website).
In order to maintain their reputation as one of the most technologically advanced haunts in the U.S., The Scarehouse incorporates Smooth-On silicones into their actor's makeup appliances . Dragon Skin is a favorite of makeup artist Don Bumgarner due to it's extreme strength and stretchiness, and Skin Tite silcone adhesive is used to blend the edges of pieces as well as adhering them to the skin.
These behind-the-scenes photos reveal some of the over-the-head silicone appliances, and the amazing amount of detail that goes into creating a hyper-realistic creature ready to scare the pants of an unsuspecting customer!
You can find directions, ticket information, and High-Definition video footage their website: www.ScareHouse.com
Don Bumgarner applies the 'Killer Driller' appliance.
Skin Tite, makeup, and false teeth complete the look.
'Killer Driller' with a hapless victim.
Even in close-up shots, the silicone mask is very lifelike.
Silicone-created creatures lurk around every corner.
Don applies another silicone piece using Skin Tite adhesive.
Hair is glued on using silicone adhesive.
The completed creature is ready to lurk in the shadows of The Scarehouse.
Smooth-On silicones allow for the creation of any number of zombies, vampires, and creatures.