News & Updates
“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
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!”