Season 2018

Bringing Out the Weird: Auditions 2018 | #DOTLD 2018E06 Days of the Living Dead
John, Kyle and the Zombie Army Crew hold the annual auditions at Statesville Haunted Prison and HellsGate Haunted House to find those spooky souls and freaky folks who will become...
Behind the Scenes| #DOTLD 2018 Extra | Days of the Living Dead
Here's a little surprise extra to brighten your Monday - behind the scenes of a HellsGate promo shoot, filmed & edited by Jonathan Unick. Who knew there were so many...
DIY: How to Make Darkness | #DOTLD 2018E05 Days of the Living Dead
The core premise of HellsGate Haunted House is that it's been infected by evil, literally represented throughout the house as "Darkness". In this episode the Zombie Army's Johanna and Anthony...
Anatomy of the Scare: Making a Big Room Scary | #DOTLD 2018E04 Days of the Living Dead
The new Dragon Caves at HellsGate Haunted House represent the single largest room the Zombie Army has ever designed. Watch as John walks you through the fundamental ideas and psychology...
Here Be Dragons | #DOTLD 2018E03 Days of the Living Dead
For years, the Zombie Army has wanted to have a dragon room. A BIG dragon room. Watch as John & the crew bring that dream to life this year at...
Down 2 Clown: Building Statesville | #DOTLD 2018E02 Days of the Living Dead |
As Statesville Haunted Prison heads into its 20th year, the Zombie Army battles time, available space and uncooperative props as they race to completely re-imagine one of the haunted attraction's...
Recap | #DOTLD 2018E01 Days of the Living Dead
Watch as the Zombie Army kicks off 2018 by heading to TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, where John & the Team quickly learn that their carefully planned...
Days of the Living Dead Episodes Return on September 12th!
Days of the Living Dead Season 2018 launches on September 12th! Subscribe: Find Us on Facebook: dead Follow Us on Twitter: Website: Days of the Living...
Legacy Adventure Park | #DOTLD 2018 Days of the Living Dead
So what do you do after you've opened one of Chicago's most successful new haunted houses? Why, take over the neighboring paintball park, of course! At least, that's what you...

News & Updates

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2018, Episodes 1-5

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!)

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 4: How to Make a HellsGate Zombie DIY

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in DIY, Season 8 on October 4th, 2017

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.

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 3: Housebound: Building HellsGate

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 8 on September 26th, 2017

“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

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 8 on September 19th, 2017

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!

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 1: HellsGate Rising

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 8 on September 12th, 2017

In 2015, Zombie Army Productions built a brand new haunted house in Chicago… and then didn’t get to open it.

In 2016, after another year of building and more setbacks than anybody could’ve guessed (affectionately referred to as The Death March), HellsGate opened to unprecedented crowds, receiving wildly enthusiastic responses from critics and customers alike.

In 2017, now with HellsGate firmly established, the Army has turned its attention to finessing and augmenting HellsGate Haunted House. Watch as John and the crew give you a sneak peak at some of the new thrills, chills and terrors awaiting you in the woods of Lockport…

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