Terror Behind the Walls

Yesterday I spent several relaxing hours hanging out at Mugshots with my friend Cindy. Mugshots is right across the street from the Eastern State Penn, and as I parked, I was reminded that there is an event unique to Philly that is taking place at ESP right now. You know what I’m talking about (it’s in the title of this post)! Terror Behind the Walls, the special program that ESP runs every fall around Halloween, where they take the normally creepy former prison and attempt to make it even creepier with sound effects, people in costume and other stuff. Having never actually been, I can’t speak about the event first hand, but I’ve had friends go, and they say that while it is more cheesy than scary, it is still fun. I have toured the facility during the day with Chris, former tour guide and independent Congressional candidate, and there were moments that I was pretty freaked out, with no special sounds or equipment. Anyway, it’s a fall tradition unique to Philly (how many residential neighborhoods have abandoned prisons) and if you’re interested, check it out.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jerry (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 9:06 pm

    Cheesy!!??
    You kidding me. I went and thought it was first rate on all fronts-costuming, acting, you name it. And to think it’s a fundraiser for the prison itself!
    If you want “cheesy” look to the Nightmares thing at the Spectrum. Thats a whole can of Whizz!
    As for Eastern State, though a little psychotic feeling, is as scary as haunted houes come!



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