Hollywood Gothique Says:
Since going on hiatus during of the Covid-19 pandemic, 13th Gate Asylum has closed its gates forever.
The 13th Gate Asylum History
For many years, the 13th Gate Asylum: A Haunted Dwelling offered a free, amateur Halloween haunt in Camarillo, with a cast of 30 members, featuring a new theme and a reconfigured walk-through maze every season: Carn-Evil (2009), The Haunted Forest (2010), Nightmares (2011).
After 2011, The 13th Gate Asylum moved to a new location and went on hiatus for 2012, with a promise to return in 2013 – a promise that did not materialize. After missing several other Halloweens, 13th Gate Asylum eventually revived in new form for Halloween 2018.
That year, 13th Gate Asylum joined forces with the Simi Sunrise Rotary Club to bring a 15,000 square-foot haunt to the Simi Valley Town Center, titled Voodoo on the Bayou. The event was recommended for ages 13 and over, with non-scare presentations on some dates and afternoons for children and less courageous adults.
For 2019, 13th Gate Asylum moved to an abandoned warehouse on Lockwood Street in Oxnard, where it offered a new, very dark walk-through, titled Unforeseen. Settings were minimal, but the cast and crew crafted an unnerving horror experience too intense for those under 13, with softer, lights-on presentations on some weekend afternoons. It was one of the most terrifying haunts we have ever survived.
Sadly, 13th Gate Asylum went on hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 and never returned.
The 13th Gate Asylum Articles
13th Gate Asylum: Unforeseen (review)
Los Angeles Halloween 2019 Recommendations: What To See in the Final Week
Halloween Night 2018 Itinerary: Simi Valley Yard Haunts
13th Gate Asylum returns with Voodoo on the Bayou