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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!
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…
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!
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!”
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!