10 Chilling Stories From ‘The Viper Room’

10 Chilling Stories From

At the height of its success, Los Angeles’ famous Viper Room nightclub — then owned by Johnny Depp — was the center of young Hollywood. It opened in 1993 on the Sunset Strip, and guests could get their nightly fix of drinks, music, and celebrity excitement. Maybe too much. After River Phoenix died outside in October of ’93, the young club developed a new reputation: one of crime, drugs, fights, and countless drunken nights.