Saturday, September 21, 2019

Days of the Living Dead | Season 2019 Episode 2 | Mystery Soup: "Building" HellsGate

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 June! With only a few months to execute the seasonal build so it's ready for the tour, and with a MASSIVE number of props on hand thanks to a prop company's Going Out of Business Sale, John changes up his approach. Instead of conceiving rooms and buying the props to bring them to life, it becomes like a cooking show - take all these ingredients and turn them into something amazing! Top it all off with finishing touches from TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show and HellsGate's dressed to impress at MHC and during the upcoming Halloween Season! #MysterySoup2019

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Friday, June 28, 2019

WASTELAND Comes to Legacy Adventure Park...

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 nothing the sport has ever seen. Up against a winter that overstayed its welcome, can the crew (with the help of Kenny's sweet dance moves) get the new field ready in time for opening day? Watch to find out!

Codename: Thunder 16 Returns to Legacy Adventure Park This August

Codename: Thunder 16

The 16th annual Codename: Thunder, a 2-day airsoft event, returns to Legacy Adventure Park August 3-4, 2019, and will feature:
  • Squad-based missions
  • Armored assault vehicles
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Smoke Grenades
  • Special Weapons
  • Night Play
  • Camping (Premium & General)
  • Food concessions
  • Saturday Night Players Party hosted by Zombie Army Productions
  • Uniform contest
  • Dealers area filled with airsoft products
  • Prize giveaways
  • Brand new maps at Legacy Adventure Park
Admission is limited! For tickets and more information about the event, visit or call (208) 336-1927!

Monday, May 27, 2019

See "The Adventures of Kitty Zombie" at the Midwest Haunters Convention, June 8th, 2019!

The Adventures of Kitty Zombie will be screened at noon on Saturday, June 8, as part of the Midwest Haunters Convention, June 7-9, at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. For more information about MHC and to get tickets, visit!
Midwest Haunters Convention

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Days of the Living Dead 2018 Episode 7: Opening Night!

It's opening night at Statesville Haunted Prison & HellsGate Haunted House. The cast is excited and spirits are high despite continuing technical problems at Statesville and a surprising number of actor no-shows. The show must go on, though - watch Kyle and John rally the Zombie Army troops at each attraction for the first night of the 2018 season! FEED THE BEAST!


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Days of the Living Dead Season 2018, Ep 05: How to Make Darkness

The core premise of HellsGate Haunted House is that it's been infected by evil, literally represented throughout the house as "Darkness". In this episode the Zombie Army's Johanna and Anthony will teach you the practical ways in which that Darkness is created. Watch as they show you how to "infect" an actor, a prop or an entire room with the slimy black stuff. Mmhmm. Slimy black Darkness.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

HellsGate Haunted House is NOW HIRING

HellsGate Haunted House is NOW HIRING! If you enjoy the idea of scaring people for money, or bringing your artistic talents to the show, or you are simply looking for an exciting life experience, we have a place for you. We are hiring over 150 PAID positions! Actors, Makeup Artists, Costumes, Technicians, Hospitality Crew are all needed. This October, join Zombie Army Productions and get ready for Rocktober!

Where: HellsGate Haunted House, 3101 Canal Street, Lockport, IL 60441
When: Friday, September 7th, 4 - 8pm & Saturday, September 8th, NOON - 4pm
What: Bring applicable resume and/or work samples, wear comfortable clothes to move in. (note- resume NOT required to audition)

Questions? Email

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HellsGate is also the only haunted house facility built and designed by haunters FOR haunters. You’re going to like the new digs! For full details, visit our Jobs Page.