News & Updates
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!
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!
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!