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Zombie Shoot-Out at WV Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

West Virginia Penitentiary has added a thrilling new attraction to the fall line-up of fun with their Zombie Paintball. Zombies are loose on the South Yard, and it’s up to you to save the town at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV. Grab one of their stationary paintball guns and do your best with live, unarmed zombie targets. From 7:00 p.m. until closing, zombies will be waiting for you. Zombie Paintball runs concurrently with the Dungeon of Horrors and the North Walk.

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

The Dungeon of Horrors is filled with new and thrilling experiences this year. Over 10,000 people each year are introduced to one of the scariest places behind bars. In The Dungeon of Horrors you can experience the fright of being locked in a cell, the fear of being lost in a maze, and the terror of an eerie walk through the dungeon of horrors. Will you manage to keep up with your group and not get separated? Do you have what it takes to make it through? Don’t worry, our actors will be there to help you along. (Snicker.) Warnings and rules apply; take them seriously. Especially the one about live bats.

The North Walk will take you through the oldest part of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. It is also known as the area with the most paranormal activity, a place where murders, violence and brutality were common everyday occurrences. This was where the most dangerous inmates were housed, the maximum security area, North Hall; the inmates called it – The Alamo.

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

Image Courtesy of West Virginia Penitentiary

You will enter this part of the prison through the “Administration Building” and the “wheel” – these areas have been closed to the public for years and only opened for the Haunted House season. The North Walk is not an attraction, but a flashlight tour of an area that was once considered one of the bloodiest institutions in the nation.

There are no actors on the North Walk. It’s just your group, your tour guide, a flashlight, and a few tales from the past. The areas that you will visit include: North Hall, the Boiler Room, The Infirmary, and The Psych Ward.

If these events sound a little too intense for the younger members of your family, the WV Penitentiary has a Kid’s Night on Monday, October 27th, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Designed for children ages 1 – 6, the trick-or-treat style event, allows children to spend time gathering goodies from several tables, playing games, taking pictures on a fire truck, face painting, and having fun.

Family Night, October 28th, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. is designed for Kids ages 7-12. The “Lil Dungeon of Horrors” is a scaled-down version of the haunted house specifically designed for younger children that might not be ready for the “full” Dungeon. They do not recommend anyone under the age of 13 to attend the regular season Dungeon of Horrors.

The actors will NOT be in full costume and will respect smaller haunted house attendees. Use the phrase “Monster Be Good”, if it gets too scary!

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Terror Behind the Walls at PA’s Eastern State Penitentiary

Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7:00pm – Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 7:00pm
Sponsor LUKOIL providing discount coupons!

Terror Behind the Walls is located inside the massive castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. Now in its 22nd year, Terror Behind the Walls is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the country. Check out their preview page to get a sneak peek of the action.

Their FAQ page provides lots of tips and info for first timers. They promise to do their “absolute best to terrify you and your friends. Just imagine being inside an 11-acre abandoned prison at night. Their goal is to make you scared. Really scared. And yes, it’s possible that someone (or something?) might be lurking inside one of those empty, dark cells you keep walking past….”

Additionally, “when you enter Terror Behind the Walls, you will be confronted with a critical decision: should you explore the prison and watch the action, or should you mark yourself to truly interact with the denizens of the cellblocks? Those who opt in for true interactivity may be grabbed, held back, sent into hidden passageways, removed from their group, and even occasionally incorporated into the show. They will deal with the consequences of their decision through six long attractions.”

If that isn’t scary enough, you can upgrade to a VIP status. The After Dark VIP Tour begins with an hour-long, guided flashlight walking tour of the penitentiary. You’ll hear about riots, escapes, and other scandalous incidents throughout Eastern State’s history. Highlights may include the cellblocks, Al Capone’s cell, the dining halls, and the Operating Room.

Following the tour, you will be escorted to the front of the Terror Behind the Walls lines and experience all six haunted attractions. Remember your evening with a souvenir photo of your group and a Terror Behind the Walls LED flashlight (included in ticket price).

Don’t forget that buying online is ALWAYS the cheapest and most convenient way to purchase Terror Behind the Walls tickets, guaranteed. You’ll save time and money, and purchasing in advance is the only way to guarantee entry to the event.

Best of all, discount coupons are available courtesy of Terror Behind the Walls sponsor LUKOIL. Visit any Pennsylvania or New Jersey LUKOIL location for a $5 off coupon. Coupons available while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

Terror Behind the Walls
Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-3300