Monday, August 24, 2015

2015 Auditions & Interviews

If you are a creative type with a bent towards the dark and macabre WE WANT YOU. Here's how to get involved:
DATES
  • Friday, September 18th, 2015:  4pm-8pm
  • Saturday, September 19th, 2015: 12pm-4pm 
LOCATION
Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60441 
Drive towards the back and park; walk in through the fire gate near the back building and head towards the door between the two haunted house facades.

All Positions are paid.
  • ACTORS will audition.
  • COSTUMERS, MAKEUP ARTISTS and TECHNICIANS will be interviewed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to bring? 
A: You will need job application information such as a SS#, previous employer information, and your availability during October. A water bottle is recommended.

Q. What do I need to wear? 
A. We advise you where comfortable clothes. You will be moving around during the improv games.

Q. What will I need to do? 
A. Actors will be called in to audition. Makeup artists, Costumers, and technicians will be interviewed. You will be asked to fill out an application and calendar of availability. Then you will have your picture taken so we can attach it to your application.

Q. Do I need to be experienced? 
A. Experience is helpful but not required. We ask people to play some improv games and do some silly movements. A good attitude and willingness to try things is what is important.

Q. Do I need to be there the whole time? 
A. No. You may show up at any point during the audition times. The auditions are first come, first serve. The length of time you will need to wait to be called in to audition depends on how many other people are there at the time you come.

Q. How old do I need to be?
A. You must be at least 14 to apply. Positions, pay rate, and internships will be determined at auditions.

Q. What is the time commitment if I am hired?
A. Call time is at 4:30pm every day we are open. You will fill out a calendar and then are contracted to work the days you selected. There are also scheduled training and safety days required. To see what days the haunted house will be open this season, visit its website.

Q. What if I can’t be there by 4:30pm?
A. Some exceptions including work and school are fine but will need to be noted in your contract.

Q. Do I need to attend the training days and acting classes?
A. Yes. The acting classes and rehearsal days prepare you to be ready on opening day. We also take safety seriously. Training days cover all the information you need to keep yourself, your roommates and the audience safe.

For any further questions contact Renee at renee@zap23.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7th Annual Zombie Prom Chicago, June 20th at The Cubby Bear!




Zombie Prom Chicago 2015

Zombie Army Productions will once again be hosting its annual Chicago Zombie Prom at The Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613) on Saturday, June 20th, from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. As Chicago’s #1 Zombie Event, Zombie Prom is a ghastly, affectionate, cheesy blend of nostalgic high school Americana and the living dead. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but if you do not have your own makeup, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. This year’s Chicago Zombie Prom is pleased to welcome Libido Funk Circus as the live zombie band, guaranteed to animate your corpse on the dance floor all night!
Other Chicago Zombie Prom highlights include the annual crowning of the Zombie Prom King & Queen, a photo booth and a free buffet (open from 8:00-9:30pm). Throughout the night there will be door prizes and giveaways from Zombie Prom Chicago’s sponsors which currently include Zombie Army Productions, Statesville Haunted Prison, Sinister Visions, Dark Chicago, Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Tactical Laser Tag and HauntedHouseChicago.com.

This event is 21 & over only. For more info and to get tickets, visit http://www.ZombiePromChicago.com, and Follow/Like/Circle/Watch Zombie Prom Chicago and Zombie Army Productions on:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 9: Feed the Beast


It's closing night at Statesville Haunted Prison and the Zombie Army reflects on this year's trials, tribulations and triumphs. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1nb9ft8

 Help Kickstart Days of the Living Dead HERE!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kickstart Days of the Living Dead!

Days of the Living Dead, the reality web series that takes you behind-the-scenes at one of Chicago's biggest haunted houses, has entertained you for 5 seasons with the exploits of Zombie Army Productions as, each year, they plan, build and execute one of the scariest, most intense haunted houses in Chicago.

For the last couple of years, Zombie Army Productions and Yokai Films have brought you the show on a shoestring budget, and folks, we're running out of shoestrings!

This Kickstarter campaign is, simply put, to keep the show going - the show is free to watch, but not to make. We want to bring you the biggest, best season of Days of the Living Dead yet! Your donations will go directly to help cover the costs involved in creating the show, including equipment, filming, production and post-production, etc.

If you want to see more episodes, more do-it-yourself videos, more coverage, just plain MORE Days of the Living Dead, please donate whatever you can - every little bit helps (and is greatly appreciated)! Can't donate? We understand! Share this with your haunted house-loving friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

So please, help us keep Days of the Living Dead on the air, and remember: Every time you share this campaign, a scare-actor gets a scream...

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/262577804/days-of-the-living-dead

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 7: The Gates Are Open(ing)

It's opening night 2014 and the Zombie Army crew and scare-actors are ready to FEED THE BEAST that is Statesville Haunted Prison. Watch the previous months' trials, tribulations and troubles melt away as the haunted house comes together that first night and John and the crew remember why they have the best jobs in the world - scaring the bejeezus out of people! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1nb9ft8

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 6: Fright School

The veteran Zombie Army scare-actors audition and train a talented group of eager new recruits in the finer points of fearmongering. There's more to scaring at Statesville Haunted Prison than just jumping out and saying "RAWR"! Find your center, breathe through your forehead and remember: There's a reason Darth Vader walks so slowly. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1nb9ft8