This October Halloween fans are in for an experience like no other, thanks to Liberty Entertainment’s latest mega-project.
The company is launching a brand new, interactive dramatic installation at Casa Loma that organizers say will out-spook anything ever seen before in the city.
Called Legends of Horror, the installation will cover the castle and the grounds of the five-acre property. The extravaganza will feature highly sophisticated animatronics, live actors, themed areas and eye-popping 3D visual effects — all wrapped around a compelling narrative that will keep guests intrigued from the moment they enter the 18-foot skeletal entrance gate.
The timing for bringing this event to Toronto was perfect given this year marks the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, says Nadia Di Donato, Liberty Entertainment Group’s vice president and creative director, who was responsible for the creative vision behind this project and overseeing the production.
“What better time and place to introduce something like this? We came up with the idea because we believed there isn’t a single standout haunting event in Toronto. Now there will be,” she says.
Unlike typical hauntings, Legends of Horror is an immersive theatrical interpretation of classic horror figures populating a narrative that takes visitors from a world of the eternal life of the undead to an underground cavern of death and despair to rebirth.
Every scene has been meticulously planned, from the entrance gate to the final destination, Di Donato says. “From the start, it’s a very interactive, personalized experience.”
The walkthrough begins in the exterior grounds of the castle, where Dracula is on hand to introduce guests to a host of ghoulish characters, including vampire assistants, the newly initiated, zombies and werewolves who roam free throughout the ground.