Horror Events All Year Long

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Horror Events All Year Long

Expos, fairs, film festivals, and other annual horror events abound in Toronto. Here you’ll find links to various events sponsored throughout the city all year long.

Expos, Fairs, and Events

  • FanExpo (August, not exclusively horror) — https://www.fanexpocanada.com/en/home.html
  • Horror-Rama (November) — http://www.horrorramacanada.com
  • Rue Morgue — This premier horror magazine is headquartered in Toronto and sponsors a variety of happenings in town or nearby. These include the annual Frightmare in the Falls conference in Niagara Falls, just 90 minutes outside of the city, and a Spooky Flea Market in June. Check their website for dates and listings of all events. https://www.rue-morgue.com

Horror Cinema

Odds and Ends: The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto offers a “Horror Film” course, focusing on three types of international horror: the un-dead, body horror, and the supernatural — https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/cin210h1

North America’s Most Unique Haunted Attraction

Demon image for horror eventsLegends of Horror at Casa Loma — One of the best haunted attractions in North America, staged in a real castle each October—what could be more perfect? Includes a lounge with horror-themed cocktails and food where you can rest your weary bones midway through the haunt. http://legendsofhorror.ca

Other Haunted Attractions During October

  • Scream Park at Canada’s Wonderland — Just beyond Toronto to the north, this theme park becomes a scream park every autumn: https://www.canadaswonderland.com/play/haunt
  • Scream Works — Also just outside of Toronto, to the east in Whitby, Fear Factory operates a suite of attractions including a haunted house, hearse rides, and zombie paintball: http://www.screamworks.ca/scary-haunted-house.php
  • Screemers — Toronto’s longest-running haunted attraction, located in the Better Dead Centre at 195 Princes’ Blvd., accessible by TTC and Go Transit: https://screemers.ca
  • Thornhill Woods Haunted House — If you want a break from the big commercial operations, check out the classic creativity of this family’s yard in Thornhill, just beyond Toronto: http://thornhillwoodshauntedhouse.com

The Diet Ghosts

The Diet GhostsThe Diet Ghosts — Not your average drag act. They zombie-walk over a line intersecting horror, camp, theatre, insanity and satire. After a show by the Diet Ghosts, instead of glitter there are traces of gore and blood-splattered walls. Check their Facebook page for upcoming dates. https://www.facebook.com/dietghosts/

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