ALL SAINTS LUNATIC ASYLUM
All Saints Lunatic Asylum is a traditional walkthrough haunted house in Apple Valley, CA. A family owned business that began as a home haunt, the Asylum now welcomes thousands of guests during the Halloween season as well as a few special themed events throughout the rest of the year.
- Located in a retail space at 22521 Shawnee Rd in Apple Valley, CA
- Walkthrough haunted house with jump scares
- No intentional touch from actors
- No age restrictions are listed, but suitable for ages 10+ at parental discretion
- Some gore and disturbing material may be present
- Abundant special effects including strobe lights and fog
- Guests go through in small groups of as little as two
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All Saints Lunatic Asylum is a traditional walkthrough haunted house in which visitors tour a fictional institution for the criminally insane. The purported history of this dark place is recounted on All Saints’ website:
“Nearly 50 years ago, All Saints Lunatic Asylum lost funding and was forced to close its doors. Patients unable to leave, Doctors with nowhere to go, the once cutting edge mental health facility fell into obscurity. In October 2011, All Saints Lunatic Asylum (Home Haunted Attraction) re-opened its doors to the public for the first time. Were you the first of your friends to witness the horrors that lay within….? Enter If you dare!!!”
The haunt itself is of considerable length – about 20 minutes – and deals primarily in classic horror scenes and jump scares. Guests are approached from all sides by scare actors with horrific and detailed costumes. Having the luxury of a permanent location, All Saints is constantly refining their sets and upgrading their already impressive maze experience. Lines are typically very reasonable, and ticket prices are inexpensive – both of which ease the burden on visitors making the two-plus-hour trek from central Los Angeles. The haunt is situated in a strip mall, and has convenient adjacent parking. Their Halloween season includes every Friday and Saturday in October, and sometimes extends into the first weekend of November.
The haunt is fairly straightforward in its presentation – the actors do not touch guests, and there may be moments of darkness, fog, or claustrophobia. While the website does not list any specific age restrictions, it is intended to be a scary experience, and is likely not suitable for very young children. The material closely follows the asylum theme, with most actors dressed as deranged medical staff or psychotic inmates.
Besides being a well-reviewed haunt serving a smaller community well outside of Los Angeles, All Saints is notable for hosting interesting non-Halloween events throughout the year. In the past this has included Christmas shows, Valentine’s Day shows, and even a zombie fun run in which runners are motivated by an onslaught of undead. The Asylum even boasts its own escape room, Escape the Asylum, which is open year round. The High Desert is rightly proud of its flagship haunt, and with its great value, Angelenos will surely find it worth a road trip.
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