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:
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!
Debby Constantino received a copy of Hotel Camarillo on February 25th, and said she would let me know what she thought of it as soon as she watched it. We had been talking for a couple years on Facebook Messenger. I only heard from Mark once during a 3-way phone call. I was helping them on an unrelated money matter.
On June 7th, (4 months later) I wrote to Debby again, asking if she had a chance to see the DVD. I didn’t hear anything until over a month later, July 19th. Debby apologized, and said she had gotten a job, and things had been rough. She promised she’d watch Hotel Camarillo that night after work. Then we talked about Cam, how much she loved investigating there, and EVP captured there.
And that was the last time I communicated with her.
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”
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: