Scared Stiff

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Bally Manufacturing Co.

September 1st, 1996

4000 units

Scared Stiff on the IPSND.

Main details

Williams WPC-95
4 player game

dot matrix







Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 788 users and currently ranks #34 in the Top 100

Playfield details


Noteworthy features

  • 12 position spinning spider 3d backglass
  • Leaping frogs - The frogs (on a stick) leap up 4 centimeter when hit hard enough by the ball.
  • Available through after-market; Optional dancing boogeymen kickers, and Skull Pile eyes LED kit for Scared Stiff.


  • Up on the Scared Stiff backglass, Elvira has a few old movie tapes. One of the tapes is called "Black Friday" by "UM Productions". Its rumored that this was drawn in to commemorate a Friday that a bunch of Williams employees were laid off on, which included most of the SS team. The "UM" is speculated to stand for "Upper Management".
  • Up on the Scared Stiff backglass, Elvira is laying on a bed. By her feet is some batteries near a flashlight. Its stated that there was no flashlight there before, in the early concept designs. Cassandra Peterson, who plays Elvira, was rumored to be a big fan of battery operated devices (*hint hint*). In order to avoid complaints, a flashlight was added to the backglass.
  • On the side-art for Scared Stiff, an "RRR" rating has a claw mark across it to avoid complaints; "Rude Raunchy and Ribbed for her pleasure" logo.
  • Scared Stiff included a decal to place over Elvira's cleavage, for family-friendly locations.
  • The "Bad Head" reward on the dot matrix for Scared Stiff, is reportedly Steve Ritchie drawn by artist Pat McMahon.
  • There are many humorous suggestive images on the Scared Stiff playfield. Look for the "Stiff in the Coffin" in the center of the playfield. Notice anything funny about the placement of his top hat?

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

It is unknown if this machine had a videomode.

Latest software version

V1.5 - February 7, 1997

Click here to view the changelog.

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