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Holy Sh*t: Casa Loma is being turned into a haunted house for Halloween and we're freaking out

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Eric Wainwright Sep 30, 2016 4:24 am

Casa Loma is being turned into a haunted house for Halloween.

We repeat, Casa Loma – everyone’s wet dream of an event space – is going to be home to a haunted house starting tonight and running through until Halloween night.

We know, we’ve never been this excited to be scared before either.

Tickets are $40 online (in advance) and $45 at the door with operating hours as follows:

September 30 to October 6: 7 pm to midnight
October 7 to October 31: 6:30 pm to midnight

Legends of Horror is being presented by Captain Morgan and describes itself in the following way:

An immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures as we lead our audience through a one hour, 1.5 km walk through the bowels of the historic castle.

As guests make their way through the exterior grounds of the castle, they will meet a host of ghoulish characters along their path. What will bring this journey together in a narrative ‘through-line’, is the host, ‘Dracula’. Dracula is our guide, drawing us into his seductive world of enchantment, blood, and eternal life. The story we are telling is one that progresses from a period of time in which Dracula’s assistants and his ‘newly initiated’ are reveling in their world. It is powerful, mysterious and sexy. In the wild abandonment of the gardens, these creatures roam free. Dracula leads the way through his domain, proudly displaying his children of the night. As our guests make their way closer to the castle, the tone begins to change. In the glass house, the Invisible Man presents a confusing distortion of reality, not just for the audience, but also for Dracula himself. He pursues the image of the Invisible Man, and it continuously escapes him. He then leads the way into the tunnels beneath the castle, revealing a tale of darkness and despair. Our guests encounter ghosts of those lost to the plague (a reference to the historic use of the castle as a refuge for children during that time), a great fire, and characters holding a séance to try to reconnect with their loved ones long past. Gone is the sexy display of vampires discovering eternal life, of werewolves roaming free and powerful. The tunnels represent captivity, fear and death. As the journey comes to an end, Dracula reveals his plan to bring life back to this place of death and despair. He has brought to existence his own creation in a laboratory. Frankenstein is his triumph, a reminder of the promise of eternal life. His powerful dominion is once more a reality and darkness is again desirable.

Tickets are available here. Watch the trailer below to start getting excited.


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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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