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The Legend Returns

Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure!

Since you were a kid, you've heard about the haunted house with the giant slide, the one hidden out in the woods, the one where you can win your money back, but you were never able to find it... until now! It’s HellsGate Haunted House in Lockport, IL.

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This Halloween season, don’t just go to any haunted house, go on an adventure! If you are looking for Chicago's best haunted house, the scariest haunted house in Illinois, then you must travel through the zombie-infested woods and across the Lost Souls Cemetery to find HellsGate Haunted House.

News & Updates


09/20/2017 :: 02:11 PM

Mother believes that you should come to HellsGate Haunted House. Mother knows best. You do NOT want to disappoint her...

The gates open on September 29th! Get tickets now at, and check our social media for coupon codes!

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 2: Anatomy of the Scare - Making a Big Room Scary

09/19/2017 :: 01:55 PM

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!

Days of the Living Dead #DOTLD Season 2017, Episode 1: HellsGate Rising

09/19/2017 :: 02:00 PM

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...

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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.

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