Nights of thrills and chills

By Katie Clark
October 11, 2007

Eastern State Penitentiary:

Take a tour through the old city’s prison. See the “Terror Behind the Walls” of the abandoned and haunted jail located on Fairmount Ave. in Philadelphia. It will be open every weekend for the rest of the month and also on the dates of the 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 of October. The ticket booth hours are from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every night except for Sundays, when the hours are from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information about this haunted attraction visit

Wachovia Center:

The famous Philly arena will be transformed into nights of horror with “Nightmares on Broad Street.” Enjoy the changes from an arena to a Halloween adventure park with many different horrific attractions. For those who don’t know the Wachovia Center is located in the southeastern part of south Philadelphia. The attractions will run the rest of this month to Halloween night. Admission is $20 for a 70-minute self-guided haunted extreme park. For different daily times log onto


Get ready for a night of horror and excitement with Shocktoberfest’s annual Halloween festival. The festival consists of four different and horrifying attractions. After you are done getting your pants scared off, enjoy the nightclub atmosphere of dancing and eating. This festival is located in Sinking Spring, Pa, just up Rt. 422. This festival will continue through the rest of the month every Thursday through Sunday and including Halloween night with the following hours; Sunday, Thursday, and Halloween night it will be open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and for Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices vary due to the amount of attractions you attend. For mor information go to

Six Flags: Fright Fest:

Don’t get trapped in this amusement park after dark or you will be stalked by ghosts, goblins and zombies. Once darkness falls this amusement park becomes haunted. Say bye to Bugs Bunny and scream for the zombies. Six Flags hosts this event every year with tons of different and scary Halloween attractions. Six Flags is the farthest of the attractions and most expensive but may be well worth the trip. It is located in Jackson, NJ off of I-95. The park is open every weekend till Halloween. For ticket information visit

Field of Screams:

This attraction is for the whole family. There are four different events, the Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum, a haunted hayride and The Little Screams, which is a non-scary hayride for younger kids. This field is located in Lancaster, Pa, which is about an hour away. It is open every weekend for the rest of the month and Halloween night. The hours are as followed; Friday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Halloween night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about this event visit

Bates Motel:

Arasapha Farms presents its annual haunted events. Hauntworld Magazine and USA Today rated it the top five in America. There are three attractions, the 25-mintue hayride, haunted motel, and a coin maze. This farm is located in Glen Mills, Pa. which is approximately 26 minutes from campus. It is open everyday of October starting on the 15. The hours are from Sunday to Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information about this event visit

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