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Horror in the Dark at Olin Park: The Castle

Olin Park

1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715 (directions)

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As they say, once upon a time, there was a princess named Sophia. While walking in the peaceful castle gardens, she came upon a black rose. Unbeknownst to her, the rose was cursed, for it summoned from the underworld the Dark Knight. He stole the princess from her home, leaving behind only the black rose

In the years that passed, the king and queen remained miserable with the loss of the princess. They began believing anyone could be their daughter. Driven mad by their distress, they opened the castle to all claiming to be the princess. Many came, and with every impostor, they were driven deeper into madness. Then they summoned the Sorcerer.

On his counsel, they made a challenge that would prove whetherany of the fair maidens were the true Princess Sophia. If the maiden were true, the black rose would turn bright pink. Many maidens touched the rose, but it seemed nothing changed. The Sorcerer's deviance proved this black rose contained another curse, far worse than the original. Those who touched its dark pedals were doomed to the slow transformation into a zombie.

The King and Queen had decented into the oblivion of madness. Unchecked, the Sorcerer became insane with power. He created grotesque animals conducted experiments on things which shouldn’t. The castle became a breeding ground for death and destruction; now the once proud kingdom is overrun with zombies.

All that can restore the castle and stop the zombies is the release of Princess Sophia from the underworld. Prophesy tells she will retake the throne and banish the Sorcerer. The only path back to sanity is through the castle so the cursed black rose can be taken to the underworld to save her.

Are you brave enough to enter the zombie-invested castle to find the cursed black rose?


2016 Dates & Times

October 14-15, 21-22, 27-29



$10 (Proceeds go to local charities)


Group Rates for groups of 10 or more!


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Parking


Olin Park

1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715

43.054250 / -89.377220

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Oct. 13, 2016, 2:20 p.m.

May 23rd, 2024 12:10 a.m. CDT 24.08