Season 8

Anatomy of the Scare: Making a Big Room Scary | #DOTLD 2017E02 Days of the Living Dead

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! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1nb9ft8 Find Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daysoftheliving dead Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dayslivingdead Follow Us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/daysofthelivingdead Website: https://www.daysofthelivingdead.com/ Days of the Living Dead, a reality web series that takes you backstage at one of Chicago's top haunted houses. From Yokai Films, sponsored by Froggy's Fog and featuring Zombie Army Productions.
Anatomy of the Scare: Making a Big Room Scary | #DOTLD 2017E02 Days of the Living Dead
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...
HellsGate Rising | #DOTLD 2017 E01 Days of the Living Dead
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...
Days of the Living Dead: New Episodes Starting September 12th!
The wait is nearly over!! 2017 premiere episode launches Tuesday Sept 12!!! Days of the Living Dead, the only haunted house reality web series is...

News & Updates

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!


Advanced Performance for the Haunted House Actor | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 6

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on October 18th, 2016

Watch as John takes HellsGate Haunted House’s newly hired actors on a journey of discovery, challenging them to dig deeper than “RRARRR!” and “GET OUT!” to build a back story for each of their characters so that the performances they give have a much deeper context and, as a result, are far more entertaining/terrifying! Also, meet Ashley McCoy (but don’t mention his dad…)!


How to Make VOOTS! | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 5

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in DIY, Season 7 on October 11th, 2016

Our resident Terror Teacher Jillian shows you how to make VOOTS! Are they vines? Are they roots? YES! More specifically, super-cheap DIY props that can be used as vines, roots, etc. – affordable and fun set dressing for your haunted house!


Anatomy of a Scare | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 4

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on October 4th, 2016

Zombie Army head honcho John walks you through his process of identifying an area that can be improved and made scarier by replacing an animatronic prop with an actor. Watch as he and the ZAP Crew retrofit a room in Statesville’s second attraction City of the Dead to give 2016’s patrons a reason to scream!

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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. From Yokai Films, sponsored by Froggy’s Fog and featuring Zombie Army Productions.


Statesville Excitement: Back to the Big House | Season 7, Episode 3

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 7 on September 27th, 2016

In November 2015, Statesville Haunted Prison headlined the Legendary Haunt Tour, an annual event that takes place in a different region of the USA each year, touring haunted attractions that are considered truly “Legendary”. The Zombie Army was both excited and humbled at the overwhelmingly positive response from hundreds of their mentors and peers in the haunted house industry, and used the feedback they received as the foundation for Statesville’s 2016 updates. Watch as the crew guts entire sections of both Statesville and City of the Dead so they can make things better and, of course, SCARIER for 2016!


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