Reality TV meets... haunted house?
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this little item about a local Halloween attraction, a haunted house named Demon House:
As people buy tickets to enter Demon House in Carroll Township, which opened Friday, they might be surprised to see a disclaimer announcing that they have given Europa Pictures the right to use their likenesses in a TV show. That's because the creepy-looking mansion on 417 Coyle Curtain Road, near Monongahela in Washington County, isn't only a haunted house -- it's also the site of a reality show, "The Haunting of Emerald Hill." Bill McCue, 43, of Washington, Pa., executive producer and director, says he's in negotiations to get the show on network television. He is a partner in Europa Pictures, a production company based in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The 14-week program -- which includes 24 actors, the production crew and some of the thrill-seekers who will soon enter the "McCue family estate" for a good scare -- will show viewers what goes on behind the scenes and within the walls of a haunted house. "The show will include all the knock-down, drag-out battles and arguments that go on between the actors and producers in the production process," McCue says. "And believe me, there have been plenty of them."Sounds like high school drama club, only with a bigger budget... ;-)