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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

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Address: 285 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-740-0500
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This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have...

This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the past and present are all honored here with over 60 life-sized realistic recreations of the horror's genre's most memorable characters. With NEW yearly additions it is safe for all. During OCTOBER, the monsters come to life making Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Salem's Scariest Haunted house but during the rest of the year, the monsters are quite calm and won't move at all. See you soon!!! Be sure to CHECK OUR CALENDAR on our site for times to best enjoy your visit!

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Please go see this if you are into horror movies at all. Take the time to walkthru and read the descriptions and see the interesting objects and collections. This was a fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
chelbro1024
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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, touristy "museum" that has wax figures of popular monsters and characters from horror films. Since I'm familiar with old horror films, I really enjoyed it, but there were people around me who didn't know any of the characters and so it was probably dull for them. No photography allowed.

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Thank Paula B
CountOrlok, Owner at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, responded to this review

You really enjoyed it but only 3 stars? Were you rating the museum according to how the people around might have thought? Also you may have found this MUSEUM to be small but it is literally the largest museum of it's kind on the east coast because it's a bit of a niche attraction which does attract a lot of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too small and not thaaaaaat exciting. Prob worth $5 and it costs 8$ so that's your call, but yes, not all that

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please go see this if you are into horror movies at all. Take the time to walkthru and read the descriptions and see the interesting objects and collections. This was a fantastic way to spend an hour.

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Thank chelbro1024
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery is definitely worth checking it out. Our tickets came free from one of our hotels nearby but I would have bought one anyway if it did not. We met Tony Moran from the movie Halloween before getting inside the gallery and took pictures with him. He was also signing autographs. The gallery has life size wax figures of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has no words besides beyond cool. Im no movie buff, but to see all the monsters in real size in front of me like that was intense. Loved every single second of this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

some people poo poo the no photo policy but i understand it and it doesnt bother me and it defiantly didnt take away from what i saw! the staging and lighting brought all my favorite movies to life i really thought some would move any moment! creature from the black lagoon, vincent price, i was shocked dead someone asked me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We diffidently enjoyed this museum full of lifelike creatures and monsters will come again great for the horror buff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up watching horror movies and this was having all of those characters right in front of me in life form! It's a great museum and has interesting little tidbits about each of the characters. It's not a huge museum but it has tons packed inside and if a horror movie fan, you will truly appreciate it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a horror fanatic, this place is for you. It is a museum that provides history of classic horror films such as Dracula and Frankenstein to modern Halloween classic such as Hocus Pocus. You will see characters made famous by Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. If you love monsters, Pumpkinhead will be waiting for your arrival.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made me want to go home and watch all the movies! The museum is so small but the quality of the statues is great and the set up is very nice. I thought it was great. Def worth it instead of some of the other kitchy, silly, things nearby (ie: haunted house, wax museum). Fun & interesting!

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