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Translated Into: El castillo de la oscuridad (Spanish)
Das Verlies des Grauens (German)
User Summary: You and your friends Josh and Megan win a trip to a castle in England and, of course, learn that it's haunted.
Demian's Thoughts:

This is a fairly good book; the writing's pretty good and, though it really serves no purpose, the characters are fairly thoroughly developed.

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Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

Castle of Darkness is… pretty bad. More time is given to characters and description, at the expense of having a plot that feels intelligible.

The story involves you and your friends, inexplicably enthusiastic about castles, going to visit a castle that has recently been opened to visitors. A creepy groundskeeper brings you around to the back of the castle, where you somehow end up participating in a once-every-hundred-years haunting event, which may or may not result in you being imprisoned in the dungeon for a hundred years.

There are a few nice bits, but they aren’t common. You can get crushed by a gate. "… your last thoughts are of your friends, and then of home and school and skateboarding." I finished this book feeling like I had missed something substantial about the plot.

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Choose Your Own Nightmare (1995-1997) edition

Series: Choose Your Own Nightmare (1995-1997) no. 4
Item: Castle of Darkness
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrator: Schmidt, William (Bill)
Date: August, 1995
ISBN: 0553482327 / 9780553482324
Length: 88 pages
Number of Endings: 10

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