Hotel Camarillo Review by Richard Senate

A documentary about the old California State Mental Hospital, now State University, has been needed for some time. This presentation documents many of the paranormal events and investigations conducted by several different groups over the years and gives evidence that the place is indeed haunted. I was glad to be a part of this project and the final product reflects all of the research it took to bring this documentary to life. As the years go by, I am sure more reports of ghosts will surface until it becomes known as “Spook U”

Richard Senate, author The Haunted Southland



This Thursday (02-26-2015) “Hotel Camarillo” will screen at the legendary (and creepy!) California Institute of Abnormalarts! “Hotel Camarillo” will be followed by a performance by the band, The Rhythm Coffin! A great show! $10.00 admission at the door.

California Institute of Abnormal Arts
11334 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone:(818) 221-8065

Updates; Radio Show Archives

I am going to have news of a new screening coming up in a couple days. Last minute, but it should be a great show.

“Hotel Camarillo” has appeared on several paranormal radio shows and had glowing reviews. Three of them are below.

I had a great time on Anthony WolfPaw Ortiz’s “The Chat Room” radio show, where I was interviewed for “Hotel Camarillo”! Check out the archive here:


Lance Philip’s radio show, THE PARANORMAL PULSE interviewed one of the investigators in “Hotel Camarillo”, and Lance was very impressed with the scope and professionalism of our documentary. Check out the archive here:

The Paranormal Pulse Episode 33 – An Interview with Frank Beruecos about the Hotel Camarillo documentary

On April 24, 2014, I appeared on Stefan Brigati’s My Darkest Hour on

On February 02, 2014, I appeared on the Spooky Kathy on

“Hotel Camarillo” Screening

The first official screening for “Hotel Camarillo” is happening August 9th, 2014!

This first public screening is open to the public, and FREE. Some of the investigators profiled in “Hotel Camarillo” will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

E.P. Foster Library in Historic Downtown Ventura
651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001

“Hotel Camarillo” will be shown in the Elizabeth R. Topping Room

The Topping Room is on Main Street just west of the main entrance to the Library. Wheelchair access is available from the sidewalk on the west side of the building. Metered street parking is limited. There are two free parking lots behind the library accessible from either Chestnut or Poli Street. Additional parking is available in the City of Ventura Parking Structure on Santa Clara Street.

Also check out the Facebook event page!