- $17 for general admission for one to Rottentail Slaughterhouse on Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m. ($27 value)
Brighton Asylum’s Rottentail Slaughterhouse takes place on Saturday, March 12. This is an optional full-contact event, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter, or accompanied by a parent if under 18. This event is not recommended for small children, only the more adventurous who don’t mind contact with the Slaughterhouse’s frightening animal inhabitants.
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, creating, in the words of the Today Show, "the scariest place on earth." 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."