The Slovak National Museum's Bojnice Museum has prepared this year's instalment of the popular International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters for lovers of horror and mysterious stories from history. It all even starts some days before the festival itself with a ghostly procession in the charming spa town of Bojnice. This year, the title "The Lord of Time" is meant to unveil the darkest side of mankind as the 25th jubilee of the festival points out demons hidden in each of us. It presents a historical story about the fight against time, against our temptations and our fear. A time has come...“In the heart of each of us there is a destination, in the mind there is a way.... The Devil lives in each of us...” Written and directed by Michal Récky, the story encourages us to look into a bottom of our heart that is seeking peace and deliverance. Thanks to the impressive plot line it will try to give an answer to a question: Is it possible to defeat oneself?
The Festival of Ghosts and Monsters in Bojnice has been held since 1994 at the break of April and May, during the two longer weekends, at the most beautiful Slovak castle. During this time the area of the castle is full of various attractions and temptations, eerie atmosphere and good spirit, including stalls with refreshment and good food.
Various monsters take part in the festival, not only from Slovakia but also from all over Europe. The event is always conceived as a story in which the visitors are invited to participate during the tour of the castle and at the courtyard. They can meet witches and see tragic love stories, vampires´ tricks, an invasion of aliens and others.
Visitors can visit and experience the 25th year of the Festival with this year's title Lord of Time from April 27th to May 1st, May 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, and from May 1st to 6th, 2018.
The International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters is one of the most successful events realised in the area of Bojnice castle. It is the greatest of its kind in Slovakia with an original spooky but amusing atmosphere and a huge number of visitors. Every year has a different motto or topic, a different story and characters, a different idea. The festival belongs to the greatest of such festivals in the world.