To get in the Halloween spirit, we have compiled a list of a few horror escape rooms in Montreal. Step away from your consoles and computers, and immerse yourself in a real life horror game.
For those who are new to the escape room concept; it essentially is a physical (as in, you play it for real!) adventure game where players partake in various challenges, looking for clues to solve puzzles and escape the locked room. Within the past few years, escape rooms have become widely popular and have been popping up everywhere!
Will You Make It Out Alive?
Trapped Escape Room: Death Note
(2-5 players recommended)
933 Ontario East, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1P6
Before playing this escape room, it’s advised that you know a little about Death Note; this way you will be fully engaged in the room, and understand the backstory. Death Note is a Japanese manga series about a supernatural notebook, which grants the owner the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. The entire series is about Kira (who’s real name is Light Yagami), who is attempting to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook.
The escape room itself is completely based on the series. In this room, all criminals worldwide have inexplicably died of heart attacks. The anonymous murderer is, of course, “Kira”. The famous detective “L” sends you with your FBI team to Japan to help solve the case. The mission of this escape room is to infiltrate high school student Light Yagami’s chamber, who is suspected of being the killer. However, you are ambushed and you find yourself trapped. Complete your mission to unravel Kira’s secrets. This is the only way to defeat him before he kills you.
Find The Key Escape Room: Haunted Pirate Ship
(3-8 players recommended)
1000 Rue Amherst, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3K5
Who doesn’t love haunted pirate ships? During the demolition of one of the oldest buildings on the island, an old shipwreck was uncovered. The ship belonged to Bernardin Nageon de L’Estang nicknamed “Le Butin”. He spent his whole life finding the legendary treasure of one of the most famous pirates of all times called “La Buse” (Olivier Levasseur).
Legend has it, before “La Buse” was publicly hung for his piracy crimes, he threw his necklace in the crowd while exclaiming: “Find my treasure, the one who may understand it!”. The necklace contained a 17-line cryptogram. After 70 years, “Le Butin” claimed he finally cracked the code and is going to collect the treasure. That was the last time anybody has ever heard of him. Many say that the treasure was cursed, and that “Le Butin” fell as one of its victims.
The secret might still be on the shipwreck, your job is to try to find it. Enter, if you dare!
The Escape Room, of all Escape Rooms.
The Night of Horror
Saturday, September 24th 7:00PM – 7:00 AM
2091 Rang saint-Flavien East, Notre-Dame-du-Mont- Carmel, Quebec
Are typical room escapes too easy for you? Then how about an entire night of horror? Just outside of Montreal you will find twelve full hours of terrifying experiences. This will be your one chance to live like you’re in a horror movie. The entire night is filled with 5 different courses for you to choose from.
Before the arrival of European settlers, the town site of Our Lady of Martyrs already had a reputation as a cursed place. In addition to the story of the massacre that six farmers committed in 1704, it has been rumoured that in the 19th century this place was chosen to practice human sacrifice. The city had almost disappeared in 1931 when a fire destroyed most of the buildings, including a psychiatric hospital that housed more than a hundred patients. Although the city was rebuilt in the decades that followed, pure evil had spread through the population. The birth rate remained normal, the number of children born with deformities constantly increasing. Claiming pollution from the quarry nearby, the authorities finally decided to relocate the population in 1953. The date was set for the big move, however the officers who where scheduled to escort the residents to their new homes found themselves in a ghost town. They found no trace of the 2,000 residents. Today, children of the region know that we do not play in the ruins of Our Lady of Martyrs after sunset … So what are you doing here?
You have a choice to play through one of five scenarios:
- Do you wish to join the team of archaeologists who strayed into the forest?
- Want to see with your own eyes the mutants who, according to local people, are wandering the mountain?
- Are you looking for satellite debris that might have crashed on the mountain?
- Have you received the call from SECT?
- Do you want to prove to your friends that you are brave enough to spend the night on the mountain-six martyrs?
This is definitely not a night for the faint hearted. Although there are 3 different levels/packages to choose from, they are all still pretty intense. During the experiment you can be splashed with blood or other suspicious liquids, have your head covered with a hood, be trapped in a small space, forced to eat disgusting things, or even separated from the safety of your friends and become completely isolated.
Will you be visiting these escape rooms? Let us know in the comments below!