Portugal haunted house show seeks shivers and shrieks in freaky tour

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Visitors receive instructions during their visit inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Actors perform in "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) at the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house), is seen in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
An actor performs in "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) at the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Visitors shout during their visit to the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 14, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A cross is seen at a room inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Visitors listen to instructions before they begin their journey inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Visitors climb stairs during their visit inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Visitors search for clues during their visit inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
An actor performs in "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) at the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY?
Visitors leave the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
An actor performs in "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) at the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Visitors receive instructions during their visit to the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
An actress performs in "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) at the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 9, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A photograph is seen at a room inside the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal March 18, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A visitor shouts during his visit to the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, where Reflexo theatre company performs the show "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) in Belas, near Sintra, Portugal April 14, 2016. During a tour of the empty Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors. Portuguese theatre company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide - and each other - for company. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "HAUNTED MARCHANTE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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BELAS, Portugal, May 13 (Reuters) - At the Quinta Nova da Assuncao mansion near Lisbon, all is not quite right.

During a tour of the empty house, there are apparitions, shadows and the sound of doors randomly shutting. All accompanied by the terrified shrieks from the group of visitors.

Portuguese theater company Reflexo is terrifying audiences with its "Casa Assombrada" (haunted house) project, an immersive show where small groups of visitors walk through the 25-room house with just an audio guide -- and each other -- for company.

Facing some scary scenes as well as riddles to get from one room to the other, there are plenty of screams as well as tears. Some do not even make it to the end of the show, fleeing through the front door.

The project has been running since last June at the house, which has stood empty for several years, drawing visitors from all over the country for the freaky experience in the village of Belas, near the town of Sintra.

"Normally what you see is the scary actor running through corridors ... It's not like this. You don't see the things, you are not sure if you are seeing things," director Michel Simeao told Reuters. "It's a very intense experience."


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