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Spiritus Mortis

A horror story about a love triangle that brings destruction to a noble family in the historical backdrop of Bojnice Castle.

April,25 - April, 28 2024 May, 4 - May, 8 2024.

About the event

Love, betrayal, madness, death and destruction…

An unquenchable desire for power and recognition drives a cruel monarch to desperate acts. Will love save him, or will it become his curse?

A horror story about a love triangle that will bring doom to a noble family in the historical backdrop of Bojnice Castle.

An audiovisual horror-romance show is incorporated into the castle tour. The authors use motifs from local legends, and due to their striking similarity to Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, they have chosen to link these worlds. The result is a work with a unique aesthetic and a powerful, emotion-laden story.

In castle courtyards, chambers, a tomb or a castle park, a terrifying story of love and betrayal, loyalty and cruelty, power and its loss unfolds.

We focus on emotion, atmosphere, experience and fantasy,” says director Peter Serge Butko about the upcoming project. “We are using elements of Gothic Romanticism, which offers a great opportunity to retell a simple but mysticism and tragedy-filled plot. And the spaces of the castle and the courtyard will serve us well for this.

Peter Serge Butko is a director and producer working internationally. He comes from Prievidza and returns to the region after 30 years in a creative project. He has collaborated with a number of prominent personalities of the Czech and Slovak cultural scene in the field of theatre, music, television and film. His latest work on the Slovak stage was the feature film Welcome Home!

Spiritus Mortis is offerde by SNM-Museum Bojnice as part of the event Haunted Castle. The tours will take place from 25 April to 28 April and then from 4 May to 8 May 2024.

Entrance fee

17 €
Senior (over 62 years)
12, 50 €
Student (up to 18 years), ISIC, EURO 26 card holder
12,50 €
Disability card holder, disabled person with disabled preson's caretaker
12, 50 €
Children between the ages of 6 to 15
8 €
Children between the ages of 3 to 6
4,50 €
Children up to 3 years old
Pedagogical supervision (1 teacher for 15 children)