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Scared! (stylized as SCARED!), formerly titled as Scared on Staten Island!, is an American paranormal public-access television cable TV series that premiered on September 12, 2002 on Staten Island Community Television.[1] Produced by Core Films and Thousand Hats Productions, the program follows and stars a Staten Island-based team of urban explorers who venture into abandoned and condemned buildings in search of paranormal activity.[2] In each episode, three main members, who are collectively known as "The SCARED! Crew" and vary throughout the series, represent three points of view or beliefs: the psychic, scientist, and skeptic.[3]

Cast's work in the paranormal fieldEdit

In 2009, the cast began a weekly internet radio show called Scared! on the Airwaves!, which served as an official companion to the documentary series. It coincided with their being represented by Night Management, whose client roster includes other names in the paranormal, such as Brian Harnois and Patrick Burns.[4] In October 2010 they switched over to Ideal Event Management, who represent most of the TAPS members and others in the field.[5]

The crew makes it a point to team up with other local groups when doing an investigation[6] and from time to time find themselves working with veterans in the field, such as John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley.[7] Their reputation for working well with others has caused them to be requested to investigate places they might otherwise not have gone.[8]

Brian J. Cano and Chris Mancuso have also begun appearing at paranormal conventions to promote the show and to give their lecture on Urban Exploration called "The Urban Explorer's Backpack."[9][10] An article of the same name, written by Cano and Mancuso, in the Winter 2010 issue of Haunted Times magazine states, "There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity, so be sure to know the extent on your own limitations as well as the severity of any particular situation before you proceed."[11]

In May 2010, they began filming a documentary on the life and work of paranormal researcher and demonologist John Zaffis entitled, John Zaffis: The World Within. It premiered in September 2010 at the Dragon Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia[12] and was reviewed by TAPS Paramagazine as being, "beautifully shot and stunningly edited".[13]

Recently, Brian J. Cano joined the cast of the SyFy series, Haunted Collector, which is set to premiere on June 1st.[14]

Festivals and awardsEdit

The episode at the Parsonage Restaurant was featured in the 2006 Staten Island Film Festival. This year was the inaugural year for the festival.[15] The Eastern State Penitentiary episode was featured in the same festival the next year, in 2007.

In 2008, the Shanley Hotel episode won Best Editing at the Director's Chair Film Festival.[16]

The Philadelphia State Hospital episode won Best Editing and Best Local Film at the Director's Chair Film Festival in 2009.[17] The Danvers Mental Institution episode was an Official Selection the same year in the Staten Island Film Festival.

In 2009, the group was recognized by the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards (IPAA) and given the award for Best Paranormal Music Score.[18]

In 2010, CORE Films received an Aegis Award in the documentary category for their Grand Midway Hotel episode.[19]

Credited castEdit

Current members
  • Chris Mancuso (2002–present) – producer, lead investigator
  • Brian J. Cano (2002–present) – producer, parapsychologist
  • Lisa Ann (2007–present) – psychic/medium, Head of Psychic Division
  • Paul DiGennaro (2007–present) – psychometric, Psychic Division
  • Greg Cusick (2002–present) – investigator
  • Jason Porcino (2002–present) – narrator, investigator
  • Brooke Haramija (2009–present) – case manager
  • Karrie-Ann Versace (2010–present) - equipment manager
  • Edwin Martinez (2010–present) - demonologist

Former members
  • Joe Rice (2002–2006) – producer, psychic
  • Erick Bonet (2002–2006) – security
  • Wael "Shawn" Sharaydeh (2002–2009) – investigator



Season 1 (2002–03)Edit

All locations in season 1 are in Staten Island, New York.

# Location Original Airdate
101 St. Augustine's Academy (The Monastery) Template:Start date
102 The Farm Colony at Sea View Template:Start date
103 Seaview Hospital Template:Start date
104 Staten Island Hospital Template:Start date
105 St. George Theatre Template:Start date
106 The Halloween Special Template:Start date

Season 2 (2004)Edit

# Title Location Original Airdate
201 Review of Previous Episodes Template:Start date
202 Graveyards of Staten Island Staten Island, New York Template:Start date
203 Danvers State Hospital Danvers, Massachusetts Template:Start date

Season 3 (2006–07)Edit

# Title Location Original Airdate
301 The Parsonage Restaurant Staten Island, New York Template:Start date
302 Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Template:Start date
303 The Farm Colony at Sea View 2.0 Staten Island, New York Template:Start date

Season 4 (2008–09)Edit

# Original Airdate Location
401 February 14, 2008 Staten Island, New York - The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
402 April 17, 2008 New Castle, New Hampshire - Portsmouth Harbor Light and Fort Constitution
403 October 4, 2008 Napanoch, New York - The Shanley Hotel
404 December 25, 2008 Danvers, Massachusetts - Danvers State Hospital 2.0
405 March 18, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia State Hospital (Byberry)
406 July 15, 2009 Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - The Phoenixville Library
407 September 15, 2009 East Bridgewater, Massachusetts - The East Bridgewater Town Hall
408 December 31, 2009 Windber, Pennsylvania - The Grand Midway Hotel

Season 5 (2010)Edit

# Title Location Original Airdate
501 The Urban Explorer's Backpack, Vol. 1 Various Template:Start date
502 The Lizzie Borden House Fall River, Massachusetts - Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast

See alsoEdit


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