About The Garbutt House
Garbutt House is a 20-room mansion in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles built from 1926 to 1928 as the residence of Frank A. Garbutt. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
The Garbutt-Hathaway Estate has long been a popular filming location, dating back to the silent film era. In 1981, a low-budget Carolco horror film called “Superstition” (about a haunted house on the site where a woman was put to death as a witch 300 years earlier) was shot at Garbutt House. The shooting of “Superstition” was reportedly subject to incidents of alleged “haunting”, including one in which a security guard who was required to spend the night in the house quit after reporting he had seen a “ghost”, another security guard who saw the helmet on a Knight’s armor display float off the shoulders of the armor and disappear into the kitchen area and another in which the film’s director was locked in a room when the doorknob fell off and had to be pried free with crowbars.