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Eli Roth’s year-round fright-fest Goretorium files for bankruptcy

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Eli Roth gets into the Halloween spirit hosting a bash at Eli Roth’s Goretorium on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 5:04 p.m.

2012 Halloween: Eli Roth's Goretorium

Eli Roth gets into the Halloween spirit hosting a bash at Eli Roth's Goretorium on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Eli Roth’s Goretorium has joined the ranks of bankrupt Las Vegas attractions, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 1.

Haunted Desert LLC, which owns the year-round haunted house on the Strip, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in Las Vegas, listing assets between $1 million to $10 million against liabilities of that same range.

Roth himself took to the Goretorium's social media sites Wednesday afternoon to reiterate that despite the filing the space remains open and and has no plans to close:

"Goretorium is open and plans on staying that way as an original haunted attraction, open year round on the #LasVegas Strip- Eli Roth," read a statement posted to the Goretorium’s official Facebook page and Twitter.

Under Chapter 11, companies continue operating while developing a plan of reorganization for creditors to approve or deny.

Goretorium opened in September as a year-round, multi-level horror attraction created by director Roth, whose films include the “Hostel” franchise and “The Last Exorcism.”

The initial bankruptcy filing did not specify why the company filed for bankruptcy. Creditors include contractors, merchandisers, media producers and the Nevada Department of Taxation.

Roth himself took to Goretorium’s social media Wednesday afternoon to reiterate that despite the filing, the space remains open and and has no plans to close: “Goretorium is open and plans on staying that way as an original haunted attraction, open year round on the #LasVegas Strip -Eli Roth,” read a statement posted to Goretorium’s official Facebook page and Twitter.

Sun researcher Rebecca Clifford-Cruz contributed to this report.

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