• Filming Location,  Movies,  True Crime,  TV

    Eastern State Penitentiary from MTV’s “Fear”

    LOCATION Eastern State Penitentiary, a crumbly old prison that was the site of an episode of MTV’s spooky reality show “Fear”. ADDRESS Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA easternstate.org STORY & PHOTOS Despite being a scaredy cat, I am a true crime fanatic and I regularly watch and read murdery things. So it was only somewhat surprising that I was into MTV’s reality show “Fear”, which ran for two seasons between 2000 and 2002. In the show, six regular people would be plunked into a spooky haunted location and would have to complete freaky missions and spend the whole night there; if they succeeded, they’d win a cash…

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    St. Augustine Church from “The Sixth Sense”

    LOCATION St. Augustine Church, a location from M. Night Shyamalan’s spooky thriller “The Sixth Sense”. ADDRESS St. Augustine Church North Lawrence Street Philadelphia, PA STORY & PHOTOS I will admit I was spoiled on the ending of “The Sixth Sense” before I ever saw it, so… boo, but I still enjoyed the film! I spent a short day in Philadelphia recently with my friend Alex and we stopped by one of the movie’s filming locations, the beautiful St. Augustine Church. Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) follows Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) into the church near the beginning of the film:

  • Filming Location,  TV

    “The Office”: the real Scranton

    LOCATION Scranton, Pennsylvania, where “The Office” is set (but not filmed). ADDRESSES The Mall at Steamtown 300 Lackawanna Ave Scranton, PA themallatsteamtown.com Poor Richard’s 125 Beech Street Scranton, PA southsidebowl.com STORY & PHOTOS Ain’t no party like a Scranton party cause a Scranton party don’t stop! Or, at least, that’s what Michael Scott would have you believe. But in reality, Scranton seems more like a city where dreams go to die. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh, but there’s really not much there – unless you’re a major fan of NBC’s wry and hilariously awkward hit show “The Office”. Though “The Office” is filmed in sunny Southern California, it’s set…