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It’s opening night at Statesville Haunted Prison & HellsGate Haunted House. The cast is excited and spirits are high despite continuing technical problems at Statesville and a surprising number of actor no-shows. The show must go on, though – watch Kyle and John rally the Zombie Army troops at each attraction for the first night of the 2018 season! FEED THE BEAST!
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Days of the Living Dead, a reality web series that takes you backstage at two of Chicago’s top haunted houses: HellsGate Haunted House & Statesville Haunted Prison. From Yokai Films, sponsored by Froggy’s Fog and featuring Zombie Army Productions.
We’ve all been so busy with the haunted house that we haven’t had a chance to keep the blog here updated, so here’s episodes 1-5 of Season 2018 (everything so far!)
In this Do It Yourself tutorial, the Zombie Army’s Johanna and Anthony teach you step-by-step how to make a HellsGate-style zombie – a dustier, older, moldier rotter than your average undead shambler.
“The problem with big, ambitious designs is that they cost a LOT of money…”
When it comes to building a quality haunted attraction, the only thing scarier than John’s imagination may be the Zombie Army’s limited time, money and resources. But hey, that’s never stopped them before. Watch as Kyle and the crew figure out how to turn high concept into creepy reality, beware of the ZomBEE Army and sing along with Johanna: “Bricks and bricks and bricks and bricks”!
Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 2: Anatomy of the Scare – Making a Big Room Scary
John and Zombie Army’s HellsGate Crew give you a step-by-step solution to a uniquely haunted house problem: How do you make a big empty room scary? The answer is more complex than you might think! Watch as the team walks you through all the considerations at play – physical, psychological and emotional. The Zombie Army REALLY wants to SCARE you!