• 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: