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Casa Loma's haunted house is as spooky as ever

Toronto's famous Gothic Revival mansion (and only remaining actual freaking castle) is inherently kind of spooky. Even when gussied up for a glamorous summer wedding – and especially in the underground tunnels reserved for escape game players – the ghost stories seem to make sense.

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So when the people who run Casa Loma drop a reported $1.5 million on making the place look even more haunted for Halloween, well, it can get pretty dang scary.

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Legends of Horror is back for a second year this month at Toronto's favourite house on a hill, and the 'grams coming out of it right now are getting the city all riled up for this most spooky time of year.

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Put on by the Liberty Entertainment Group, the attraction is described as "an immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures."

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This year, that interpretation consists of vampires, skeletons, giant rat men, and other creepy, undead creatures along a 2 kilometre self-guided walking tour "commencing in the lower gardens of Casa Loma and winding its way through the castles tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public."

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While super fun as a pre-Halloween hangout spot, this isn't an exhibit for the faint of heart.

"I went to a $40 haunted house and all I got was a lifetime of nightmares," wrote one visitor on Instagram.

Legends of Horror runs every night at Casa Loma until Oct. 31st. You can get tickets here for $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

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