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Press Release 2016

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PRESS RELEASE - Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead Opens September 29th, 2016

Statesville Haunted Prison®, Illinois’ most acclaimed haunted house and winner of the 2015 “Best Haunted Attraction” award from, continues to lead the way in scares and screams this Fall. Every year, the Statesville team changes over 30% of the attraction; new rooms, new characters and new screams. In 2016 our victims patrons can look forward the new High Security “Blood Girls” Cell, squeeze behind the walls to travel through the new Boiler Room, and come face to face with the Twelve Sisters in the new Isolation Cell.
Our improvements do not stop in Statesville, either. Our second full attraction, City of the Dead, features the new Critter Containment room featuring live snakes, rats, cockroaches and spiders. Statesville and City of the Dead take the science of fear very seriously.

Statesville Haunted Prison® has been one of Illinois’ best haunted houses for 16 years. It has been named the “Best Haunted House in Chicagoland” for 14 of the past 16 years by, ranked a “Must See Top 25 Haunted Attractions in America” by Haunted Attraction Magazine, received the highest rankings available in both Time Out Chicago and Red Eye, and was featured as the Craziest Haunted House on the Travel Channel’s “Halloween Craziest” in 2013.

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. Perhaps; 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 an aggressive interactive experience designed for adult audiences, and not intended for children or the weak. This haunted house takes you through the twisted chambers of the darkest creatures ever imprisoned, with over 150 live prisoners attacking you at every step, over 40 horrifically detailed rooms with an average time of 50-60 minutes required to get through its oppressive walls. Statesville
Haunted Prison® is less then 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®.

WHAT: Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead, Chicagolands #1 haunted house.

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday September 29 – October 31, Wed. Oct. 26 and Monday Oct. 31st (See calendar elsewhere on this page for additional information).

WHERE: 17250 S. Weber Rd. Lockport IL. 60441 (MORE INFO)

COST: $30 General Admission, $45 VIP Fast Pass, $21 Group Tickets, $5 off coupon online (MORE INFO)

Producer/Director/Designer: John Laflamboy, Zombie Army Productions
Phone: (708) 651-2323

Warden: Paul Siegel #103057, Proprietor of Scared Inc.
Email :
Phone: (877) SCARED2

Produced by Zombie Army Productions