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- $15 for general admission for one on Friday, December 6 (a $25 value)
- $15 for general admission for one on Saturday, December 7 (a $25 value)
- $15 for general admission for one on Friday, December 13 (a $25 value)
- $15 for general admission for one on Saturday, December 14 (a $25 value)
As winter's icy grip clutches tighter, a red and green pall is cast over the asylum at 2 Brighton Avenue. Between the festive swish of the headman's axe, visitors can make out the mad laughter that rattles the air—HO HO HO. It's Santa's Slay, a Christmas-themed haunted house that takes the jinglebelled reins where zombie nurses and undead patients ordinarily lurch.
The legend of Brighton Asylum says that the facility was once just a chain of warehouses. It was converted into a brutal asylum, which was eventually overrun by the patients. Ever since, those nearby have said mysterious screams drift on the wind from the sprawling buildings, which were closed for good in the 1950s. The legend also suggests that the closure had something to do with members of the staff, who would disappear, never to be seen again.
The professional actors at Brighton Asylum bring them vividly into the corporeal realm, assisted by movie-quality makeup and sets. The 13,000-square-foot space is open all year round, and it takes the average person about half an hour to get through. But, the staff says, "that depends entirely on how fast you can run."