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The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden has opened the gates for visitors. After the prisoners have processed “The Meat/Visitors”, you will be forced to find your way through 23 maximum security cells and come eye to eye with over 100 criminals that were too evil to die. Statesville Haunted Prison®. No one escapes. MORE PICS

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After you find your way out of the mighty walls of Statesville, you must descend into the burial pit of City Of The Dead. In these caves and mine shafts you will find the mass graves of Statesville’s past inmates. Here, in the depths of this unholy tomb, the Gatekeeper has risen from the dead and the zombies are on the march. You must make it back to the surface before you become a permanent resident. MORE PICS

Statesville Haunted Prison® has been one of Illinois’ best haunted houses for 19 years. With over 150 live actors attacking you at every step, over 40 horrifically detailed rooms and an average time of 40-50 minutes required to get through its oppressive walls, Statesville Haunted Prison® has earned the reputation as one of the best haunted houses in America. It is the constant innovation of its design team and the relentless dedication of its actors that has created the most highly acclaimed Haunted House in Chicagoland and the state of Illinois. Statesville Haunted Prison® has been named “Best Haunted House in Chicagoland” for 12 of the past 15 years by HauntedHouseChicago.com, ranked a “Must See Top 25 Haunted Attractions in America” by Haunted Attraction Magazine, Impulcity- "# 1 Scariest Haunted Attraction around Chicago", Behind the Thrills- "Hollywood-level Production”, and has received the highest rankings available in both Time Out Chicago and the Red Eye. Critics have said that our success is due to our cutting edge effects, attention to detail, the aggressive believability of the actors and the fact that our audience feels like they are actually in a horror movie. However, we feel that our success is due to one simple philosophy: We love our fans and we work all year long to give them the very best haunted house experience of their lives. Statesville Haunted Prison® is less than 40 miles southwest of Chicago, on the border of Joliet, and sits in the shadow of Stateville Maximum Security Prison on Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm. This Halloween season, don’t just go to any haunted house, go to Chicago’s scariest haunted house, and face the beast that is Statesville Haunted Prison®.


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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:

  • Friday, September 18th, 2015:  4pm-8pm
  • Saturday, September 19th, 2015: 12pm-4pm 
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