Statesville Haunted Prison® 17250 South Weber Road, Lockport, IL 60441 (815) 741-9791 statesville.org
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm,Inc 17250 Weber Road, Lockport, IL 60441-6525 (815) 741-2693 ourpumpkinfarm.com
I normally don’t go around recommending prisons to people, but the Statesville Haunted Prison is one of the best haunted attractions I’ve experienced. I actually felt like I was a prisoner.
First off, the haunt is located on Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm property. By day its a family fun time with pumpkins and funnel cakes, then as night falls something evil takes over. That evilness is none other than Zombie Army Productions super cool and creepy haunted attractions. Yes, there are two attractions for one price of $30. (See ticket page for details on their site.) It’s a full evening of frightfully good entertainment.
The Statesville Haunted Prison is incredibly creative. The level of scene design and fabrication, plus the acting and costumes is all top notch. They utilize up to 7+ makeup artists every night, applying some high-tech makeup effects that were so good I thought it was on the level of movie makeup effects. Very impressive. Under the reign of Zombie Army commander, John LaFlamboy, this enormous collection ofcrazed entertainers do their job well. There are scenes we were amazed at with so much going on we couldn’t take it all in. Then there’s that shower room scene…that is just wrong! We laughed our butts off.
After the prison, you get a little fresh air break and then enter the City of the Dead. Again, this haunt was decked out with elaborately crafted scenes and creatures as you descend into the underground lair of the dead. I must say this one was not quite as good as the prison, but was still a good show, better than many I’ve seen. I think they should have people go through the City of the Dead first and then the Prison. Either way the entire event is well worth the price. Very theatrical and highly detailed.
HAUNT TIP: “Get certified with the local fire protection agency and keep your show safe for your customers and yourself.” – Paul Siegel, Owner – Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead.
Happy Haunting! Egor