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13th Gate Asylum returns with Voodoo on the Bayou

After keeping its crypt closed for several seasons, the 13th Gate Asylum: A Haunted Dwelling will be resurrected for Halloween 2018, in a new form and in a new location. Previously a free amateur haunted house, 13th Gate Asylum will join forces with the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise to present a 15,000 square foot walk-through, titled “Voodoo on the Bayou.”

The 13th Gate Asylum will run on October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 30-31. Hours are 7-11pm on Fridays and October 30, 7-11:30pm on Saturdays and Halloween night, and 1-4pm on Sundays.

Voodoo on the Bayou is recommended for ages 13 and over; children under 13 must be accompanied by parent. Those seeking a milder version can attend the non-scary Sunday matinees; also, October 21 and 28 will be tailored for children and less courageous adults. October 14 is reserved for visitors with special needs.

Tickets range from $20 to $35, depending on date. Fast pass tix are available.

The 13th Gate Asylum will be located in the Simi Valley Town Center at 1657 Simi Valley Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065. The official website is seemescareyou.com.

On hiatus since moving from its Camarillo location in 2012, the 13th Gate Asylum used to offer a free Halloween haunt, with a cast of 30 members, featuring a new theme and a reconfigured maze every season. Previous themes included Carn-Evil (2009), The Haunted Forest (2010), and Nightmares (2011).

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.