Historic Casa Loma has its share of ghost stories, but this Halloween season, it’s adding zombies, werewolves, vampires and more to its list of frightening residents.
The castle is hosting Legends of Horror throughout October, an immersive theatrical experience that sees Dracula lead guests around the castle’s exterior through a series of horror-themed exhibits.
“There are 45 actors there as part of different exhibits and they’re not there to jump out and scare you or touch you,” said Amanda Sicilia of the Liberty Entertainment Group, the organization that operates Casa Loma.
The frightful display will play on various fears, from classic horror movie monsters to a “claustrophobia tunnel.” While Legends of Horror is open to people of all ages, children 13 and under require parental accompaniment.
“Everyone has a different reaction to different parts – for some people, some parts are terrifying and for others it’s a walk in the park,” Sicilia said.
The event will run until Halloween, with tours kicking off every half hour from 7 to 11 p.m. The tour itself takes about an hour to complete, and guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes to walk the grounds.
For tickets or information, visit www.legendsofhorror.ca