Season 2018

Once It's In Your Blood... | #DOTLD 2018E08 Days of the Living Dead
It's the third weekend in October and full steam ahead at HellsGate Haunted House and Statesville Haunted Prison. Watch the Zombie Army do what they do best as they're joined...
Open House | #DOTLD 2018E07 Days of the Living Dead
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...
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: http://bit.ly/1nb9ft8 Find Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daysoftheliving dead Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dayslivingdead Website: https://www.daysofthelivingdead.com/ 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...
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News & Updates

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…

Music provided by Ogre & Dakarius. Used with permission: https://ogresound.bandcamp.com / https://dakarius.bandcamp.com/


Halloween Dreams | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 10

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on November 16th, 2016

It’s Halloween night at HellsGate Haunted House as John ruminates on the journey the Zombie Army has taken to bring their dreams to life. It’s a bittersweet night as the cast and crew wrap up for the season, but the Zombie Army is as excited as ever to see how they can scare and entertain us in the years to come!


Haunted Housewarming | Days of the Living Dead Season 7 Episode 9

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on November 8th, 2016

It’s opening night at HellsGate Haunted House and the cast and crew are both excited and terrified to present their 2-year labor of love to the public for the first time. As it turns out, they get to present it to a LOT of the public, as attendance FAR exceeds expectation, with many people driving for hours from out of state to be among the very first to experience HellsGate. It’s an unbelievable, magical, educational, chaotic and epic night for the Zombie Army – watch and experience it with them! As Anthony says: “We can be fun and spooky here!”


Eve of Destruction | Days of the Living Dead Season 7 Episode 8

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on November 1st, 2016

Join the Zombie Army crew as HellsGate Haunted House has its final dress rehearsal on the eve of its Grand Opening. Watch as John’s decade-long dream comes to life before his eyes thanks to a combination of veteran managers and brand new actors, all pushing themselves to their limits to turn HellsGate into a truly memorable and terrifying experience!


Working the Line | Days of the Living Dead Season 7 Episode 7

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on October 25th, 2016

One of Statesville Haunted Prison’s claims to fame is its amazing queue line entertainment. This episode highlights the actors that actually make waiting in line for an hour fun, sometimes hilarious… and often terrifying!


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