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The 10 Most Extreme Haunted Houses in America

4. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

City: Philadelphia
Address: 2027 Fairmount Ave.
Website: easternstate.org/halloween
Price: $40 online (Box office ticket prices vary)
Scariest Feature: Slowly walking past a line of prisoners with their heads hung low and their faces covered with masks

Eastern State Penitentiary is the kind of place that's creepy as hell, even with the sun sitting high in the sky. The crumbling walls of the six-chamber-prison exude a nameless dread, part of the reason it made our list of the craziest prisons and jails in the world.

At the haunted house, a high production value combined with a team of 200 invested actors, impressive animatronics, and cells outfitted with bloody prison guards and inmates, makes staying cool an impossibility. Sure, the performers can’t touch you, but they’ll push the limits of personal space to the point of true distress. Let's get dangerous.

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