Hotel Camarillo is now on Amazon Prime! It is also available for digital rent or purchase. You can click on the direct link link below.

After one month of release on Amazon Prime, Hotel Camarillo has had 2500 viewers (90% of the viewership is in the U.S.)

The viewership for this past week was the highest yet, so the film numbers are on the rise and it hasn’t peaked yet. Thank you to everyone who still supports Hotel Camarillo.













Hotel Camarillo Outtakes and Investigations

I’ve published many “outtakes” from Hotel Camarillo on YouTube since completing the documentary. Here they all are, along with a couple of investigation videos.

Hotel Camarillo Outtakes: Stephen Franco on Protection Techniques

An unused interview segment with Stephen Franco of Santa Barbara Paranormal discussing various protection techniques that can be used before and after an investigation. Filmed on the campus of former Camarillo State Hospital.

Hotel Camarillo: Strange Anomalies

A few clips of unexplained anomalies captured during the filming of Hotel Camarillo.

Camarillo State Mental Hospital : Hotel Camarillo Outtakes

Richard Senate is a prominent paranormal investigator and a fixture in Ventura CA known for his haunted historical tours in the city. Mr. Senate was featured in our documentary, “Hotel Camarillo”, which chronicled over 10 years of paranormal investigations at the former Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

Unit 44 – Camarillo State Mental Hospital July 2010

A behind the scenes video from “Night Stalkers” July 23rd, 2010. Taken at former Camarillo State Mental Hospital at the old Unit 44 building, which some investigators considered the most active unit on the entire campus.

Hotel Camarillo: Peter James

Short clip from Hotel Camarillo featuring Peter James

Camarillo State Hospital Unit 26 Investigation 2013

HOTEL CAMARILLO Deleted Scene: Opening Door

A door opens on it’s own during a late night walk thru of one of Camarillo State Hospital’s haunted corridors.

Hotel Camarillo Outtakes: The “Lost” Stefan Brigati Interview

The ill-fated Stefan Brigati interview for Hotel Camarillo! Stefan was actually filmed for the documentary. However, I left a camera running on a second story landing that Stefan was speaking to as I filmed him from a lower angle. For some reason, the DSLR must have shut off immediately after I left it. We didn’t capture any footage at all of Stefan from that camera.

Hotel Camarillo Outtakes: Tom Durant

A few scenes of Tom Durant that were not used in the documentary, Hotel Camarillo.

Hotel Camarillo Outtakes: 3AM Paranormal

An unexpected visitor appears during an interview.

Hotel Camarillo Outtakes: Peter James and the Queen Mary

Paul Major discusses the late psychic Peter James and the Queen Mary.

A Very Successful Run

We had a great year, a VERY successful run for HOTEL CAMARILLO since it was released in August 2014. It’s hard to believe that I began filming it in March 2012. I couldn’t imagine what the reaction would be if I wrote a “making of” HOTEL CAMARILLO book. All of the great positive reactions to the film, the wonderful people I’ve met, and the amazing investigations within the hallways of former Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

Right from the beginning of production, the documentary also unearthed the very worst in the paranormal field as well. Threatened legal actions by the self titled paranormal “elite”, sad individuals trying their hardest to shut down production multiple times for their own selfish drama soaked reasons, a D-list “paraceleb” issuing threats if we showed the documentary at Graber Con, and finally an attempt to plagiarize Hotel Camarillo by remaking it with the exact same material. A venture that has since imploded and blown away like so much desiccated canine fecal matter.

Below are the highlights from HOTEL CAMARILLO’s successful run:




FOURTH SCREENING February 26th 2015: C.I.A.

FIFTH SCREENING September 25th-26th 2015: HORRORCON


Hotel Camarillo Screening At Comikaze Expo 2015!

This is the biggest screening event HOTEL CAMARILLO has ever been a part of. On Halloween, come to Stan Lee’s COMIKAZE EXPO 2015 and see HOTEL CAMARILLO!

We will be screening the documentary Saturday, October 31st (HALLOWEEN! WooHoo!) at 10:00am in Room 513! Richard Carradine from GHOULA will join me for a Q&A about Camarillo State Mental Hospital and it’s haunted history, and the making of Hotel Camarilllo,

Get your tickets now, and come by and watch HOTEL CAMARILLO!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

UPDATE! Here’s the direct link to Hotel Camarillo’s listing on the Comikaze Expo’s website:

HOTEL CAMARILLO Comikaze Expo Listing


Come and see HOTEL CAMARILLLO at this year’s Horrorcon! Hotel Camarillo will be part of HorrorCon International‘s film festival, and will be playing both days! I will update this blog with screening times once they are finalized.

HorrorCon International will be held September 25th-26th 2015 at

1933 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007

There will be exhibits, lectures, a Day Of The Dead celebration, and special guests like Sid Haig from “House Of 1000 Corpses”!

Visit the official website and get your tickets now!

HorrorCon International

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