Blood Prison Shakedown - The Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society
Blood Prison Shakedown

Blood Prison Shakedown

The Blood Prison Shakedown is a Halloween/Haunted Attraction conversation hosted by the Owner of the Blood Prison, Vic Amesquita. Guests include Halloween Haunted Attraction owners and actors; including special effect artists and makeup artists from various movies and haunted attractions across the United States. The Blood Prison Shakedown Studios is located within The Ohio State Reformatory, that Blood Prison calls its Halloween home. The Ohio State Reformatory, in Mansfield, Ohio, is the film site of the iconic film, The Shawshank Redemption.

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Episode 30: OSR Program Director Ashleigh Ramey

August 21, 2023

Episode 29: Waylon Reavis of A Killer's Confession & Blothar of GWAR at Inkcarceration 2023

July 18, 2023

Episode 28: Brian Warner of Evilusions

June 27, 2023

Episode 27: Dustin Drerup of Beastcraft

May 22, 2023

Episode 26: Makayla Shrader & James Gregory of All Hallows' Eve Terror Town

May 12, 2023

Episode 25: OSR Executive Director Paul Smith & Associate Director Dan Smith

April 20, 2023

Episode 24: Emily Ollervides & Cameron Morrison of Phobia Haunted Trail

April 03, 2023

Episode 23: Nick & Jess Francis of Fear Columbus

March 17, 2023

Episode 23: Dave Shonk of Closed Casket Studios

March 13, 2023

Episode 22: Wardens Widow & Elite Guards

December 02, 2022

Episode 21: Elite Guards Zach & Ronnie

August 30, 2022

Episode 20: Blood Prison Podcast 1 Year Anniversary

July 28, 2022

Episode 18: Gino Crognale

April 27, 2022

Episode 17: Blood Prison Zone Leaders

March 04, 2022

Episode 16: The Warden's Widow

February 15, 2022

Episode 15: Brian Demski

January 27, 2022

Episode 14: Robert Kurtzman

November 30, 2021

Episode 13: The Making of the Warden's Widow

August 31, 2021

Episode 12: John & Flo Gepperth

August 18, 2021

Episode 11: Maximus Bryant

August 10, 2021

Episode 10: Katie Lane

August 06, 2021

Episode 9: Ed Ewers of Trail of Nightmares

July 26, 2021

Episode 8: Jeff Hartz of Zombie Works

July 23, 2021

Episode 7: "Crazy" Bob Turner from The Haunted Hydro

July 20, 2021

Episode 6: Dan Jannsen

July 15, 2021

Episode 5: Scott "Tater" Lynd

July 08, 2021

Episode 4: Rick "Stitch" Thomas of Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse

July 05, 2021

Episode 3: Abe Robinson of Blind 7 Photography

July 01, 2021

Episode 2: Brent Stooksbury from The Haunted Hoorah

June 24, 2021

Episode 1: David "House" Greathouse

June 18, 2021
Join us as we welcome our first guest of Blood Prison Shakedown, David "House" Greathouse.

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The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905
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The Ohio State Reformatory is open 11am-4pm daily.

$25 per person for self-guided tours, $35 per person for guided tours.

The tour route is adjusted Labor Day-November 17th due to the Blood Prison Haunted House setup. A $6 discount will be offered on self-guided tickets during this time. Guided tours will still be 90-minutes long and are still full-price, but the tour visits different areas than normal. There is no access to solitary confinement, the ground floor of the cell blocks, the showers, or the bullpen. If you want full access to the tour route, please plan to attend outside of this window.

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