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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

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Address: 285 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-740-0500

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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Fun and movie buff friendly

This is a neat place tucked down by the water. It was fun. There are a few of these museums. But this was our favorite. Totally love horror movies and they covered them all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neat place tucked down by the water. It was fun. There are a few of these museums. But this was our favorite. Totally love horror movies and they covered them all. Pretty neat for movie lovers.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we were in Salem for Halloween this past year Count Orlok's had a sign promoting the man that played Michael Myers from Halloween. They were charging $20 to take a picture with him at the exit. We're glad we didn't pay; when we exited he was smoking a cigarette, wearing nothing indicating he played Michael Myers, looking really apathetic.... More 

Thank Mike F
CountOrlok, Owner at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, responded to this review

Hello, Mike. A few corrections. The man who you were referring to is Tony Moran. He is known as the face of Michael Myers and did appear as Michael Myers in Halloween in 1978. No misrepresentations here. We do realize that sometimes this interaction is the very first one has gotten with a horror celebrity of any kind at a... More 

Marthasville, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I will start by saying I am very biased by the very professional haunted houses in other places that are months and months in the making. However, if you pay extra during October for admission to the nightmare museum and come back later and stand in line for 2 hours for admission to the haunted house. I expect more than... More 

1 Thank Krista R
Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A very informative walk through! We learned a lot about our favorite characters and they looked so real!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

2 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 20 November 2016 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 17 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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.

Thank Grannus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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