Season 2019

Mystery Soup - "Building" HellsGate | #DOTLD 2019E02 Days of the Living Dead
The pressure is on right out of the gate in 2019 as HellsGate Haunted House prepares to be the headliner of the Midwest Haunters Convention 2019 Haunted House Tour... in...
WASTED! | #DOTLD 2019E01 Days of the Living Dead
The Zombie Army opened Legacy Adventure Park to rousing success in 2018; now, in the spring of 2019, they've challenged themselves to build WASTELAND, a post apocalyptic paintball field like...
Buna Smells | #DOTLD 2019E00 Days of the Living Dead
HellsGate's Buna stops by the Froggy's Fog booth at TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show to sample some of Froggy's scents, designed to add to the atmosphere of any scene. She...
Adding Atmospheric Magic with Tater and Froggy's Fog | #DOTLD 2019E0A Days of the Living Dead
Tater from Days of the Living Dead's sponsor Froggy's Fog drops by to help John add some atmospheric magic & general awesomeness to the Dragon Caves at HellsGate Haunted House....

News & Updates

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

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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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Halloween Dreams | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 10

  • Posted by ZombieArmy in Season 2017 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!

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