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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

285 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-0500
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Ranked #6 of 44 attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Owner description: This tribute museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the... more » Owner description: This tribute museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the past and present are all honored here with nearly fifty life-sized realistic recreations of the horror's genre's most memorable characters. 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!!! « less
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Quick, cool little tour of wax figures of some of horrors most famous movie icons. Tons of statues crammed in one little area. Be sure not to just run through - read the signs and info, otherwise you are running through in a few minutes. I went out of season, so I'm sure it's a blast come Halloween!

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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Very fun and creepy wax museum. If you are a fan of horror movies, you will be a fan of the Nightmare Gallery. A must-see in Salem!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We randomly discovered this place while wandering and we really enjoyed it. It's full of life sized models of horror characters and we were very glad to learn that nothing moved or jumped out unless it's Halloween season! It's dark and atmospheric and the models are very creepy. The panels by the models tell you fun factoids about each movie.... More

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Count Orlok's packs quite a bit of horror movie fun into a confined space. Basically, it is a museum whose primary displays are costumes and life-size models of famous horror movie villains (Jason, Freddy, Pin Head, the aliens from They Live) and even a few fantasy film figures like Darkness (Tim Curry's character in Legend). They also have some goodies... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was a really fun place and you could tell the owner had put his heart into creating it with the collection of iconic characters. It's a good way to pass half an hour in Salem and learn about horror movies from a past era.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I couldn't have asked for a better experience while in Salem, and Salem has a lot of fun to offer. I had previously researched places to go while there so I THOUGHT I knew what to expect but I was only partially right. I knew there was no photography allowed and being a museum goer I understood and expected that... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

The gallery is amazing and it gets better each year I love meeting all the special guest and walking around the museum. For the 2014 seson I think james should add a jeepers creepers figure or a candy man figure or I dont think I seen a leather face figure!!!!!!!!! Omg tjat would b awsome!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Honestly, I thought it was going to be hokey and dumb. My husband loves old horror movies and monsters. So, he dragged me and the kids in. I was worried that the kids (ages 6 & 8) would be scared. The man working assured us that they would be okay. We spent two and half hours wondering around! The kids... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The first time I visited Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery was in 2010, and it immediately appealed to the horror fan in me. I love the atmosphere in Salem MA and New England in general, but this was the only place in town that didn't try to sell me on that atmosphere, or the tragic history associated with Salem. It sold... More

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Moira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

First place we stopped at when we arrived in Salem, and was not disappointed. If you love horror movies, this is an awesome place, would recommend it to anyone visiting Salem. One of the best attractions, would go back. Figures/monsters are realistic & great quality, along with a bit of information about each one. Owner was very friendly & informative.

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