Get a look behind the scary scenes of Six Flags’ Fright Fest

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GURNEE -- It takes a lot and time and talent for the staff at Great America to pull off their annual Fright Fest. In a matter of minutes, the park’s 25 makeup artists turn around 250 actors into ghoulish characters before they head off to hide in haunted houses and prowl around the amusement park’s grounds.

WGN’s Marcus Leshock got in on the fun, donning on a spooky clown face before braving one of the six haunted houses. He even made some scary new friends.