There are a lot of Haunts in the Los Angeles area. From large theme parks like Universal Halloween Horror Nights and Knotts Scary Farm to smaller haunts like Haunted Hayride and Alone, there is something for every taste. One of the absolute best I have ever been to is R.O.T. – Reign of Terror, located in Thousand Oaks.

This unlikely haunt sits above a Gold’s Gym and may seem like a small production when you first hear of it.Nothing could be further from the truth. There are 6 themes and over 80 rooms of horror that touch on every fear you can imagine is represented so there is literally something to scare everyone!

Another great thing about Reign of Terror is the atmosphere. I am big on atmosphere! To me it is the core of the Halloween season and it is brilliantly captured here, from old-time country settings, to fun houses and asylums, there is an organic feel that runs through and celebrates the season in the most natural way.

We talked with creator Bruce Stanton for a little more insight on my new favorite haunt…

About the Reign of Terror Haunted House

The Reign of Terror Haunted House, ranked as one of the top 10 Haunted Houses in the U.S., draws visitors from throughout southern California to Janss Marketplace, located off the 101 Freeway, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.

The Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror is a classic walk-thru themed haunted house with elaborate sets, props, lighting & sound effects that combine live actors with animatronics to create realistic and intense frights. It includes approximately 15,000 Sq Ft of scare space, 80+ rooms & 6 themes including our newest theme the Fun House. The Reign of Terror has been scaring Southern California for 16 years and has received high praise on yelp.

2015 days and times of operation

Opening Night – Saturday, October 3rd from 7-11 p.m.

Friday, October 9th from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, October 10th from 7-11 p.m.

Friday, October 16th from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, October 17th from 7-11 p.m.

Friday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th from 7-11 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th from 7-10 p.m.

Thursday, October 29th from 7-10 p.m.
Friday, October 30th from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, October 31st from 7-11 p.m.

Purchasing Tickets

On show days, the Reign of Terror ticket booth (located in the Janss Marketplace food court) will be open starting at 6 p.m. General admission is $17, with VIP admission tickets available at the ticket booth only. The $25 VIP ticket adds front of line access. The Janss Marketplace will donate profits from the Reign of Terror Haunted House ticket sales to the Conejo Recreation and Parks District. Last year, Janss Marketplace donated $30,000 to the Conejo Recreation and Parks District from the 2014 Reign of Terror ticket sales.