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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…)!
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!
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.
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!
Our resident Terror Teacher Jillian shows you how to make GUTS! GLORIOUS GUTS! More specifically, super-cheap DIY fake intestines – affordable and fun set dressing for your haunted house!