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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

285 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-0500
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Ranked #5 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a really fun museum walk through. Great information about horror movies even for those who may not be into horror it's interesting to see life size models of famous horror movie characters. I especially like that you get to go at your own pace through it. A little sad that we couldn't take pictures though because there are... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you are a horror movie fan, you CANNOT MISS THIS! The statues are true to scale, and in their best roles & at their creepiest. Nothing jumps out at you, write ups are great, no hurry to move through the exhibits...enjoy and admire the figures & settings. Very knowledgeable & friendly folks running the attraction. We went twice because... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I didn't really know what to expect, but I learned quite a lot about horror movies. Although I am not a horror movie expert, so there was a lot of room to learn something new.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the first places we went to when we arrived. Many of the exhibits were from the very early days of horror films, and were cool to read about. You really need to take the time to read about each exhibit because otherwise your experience will seem very short. I was hoping for more current movie villians , but... More

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved this place! My husband and I were the only people in the gallery when we were there. I think that added to the creepiness. It was so awesome with many reproductions of characters and scenes from many sci-fi and horror movies. Quality was extremely high and it was lots of fun to walk through. I swear that Jack Nicholson... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not sure how there are so many pictures on here, but we were told we could not take photos which ruined the museum for us a bit, as the best part of being at a wax museum, IMO, is taking silly photos. That said...there are some great wax figures and the museum is not to pricey. Near to see, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family of four enjoyed the museum--two boys ten and twelve did not have a context for many of the characters and movies represented, but still enjoyed the theme. Nice people running it, and a happy atmosphere.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I'm not into the whole horror movie thing but my 14 year old cousin is so I agreed to take him. He was scared but I was fascinated. Creepy but not jump out of your skin scary and really cool stuff to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It it absolutely beautiful. The entire atmosphere is so hauntingly awesome. The guy who works there knows anything and everything you could possibly want to know about horror movies/monsters. During Halloween it's a super scary haunted house that I have to go to every year!! I highly recommend visiting if ever in Salem.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I will try to describe objectively what I saw and what I understand this to be and what it isn't. C-O-N-G IS a MUSEUM and NOT (usually) a haunted house. It appears that most of the lesser reviews refer to its short season of being a haunted house - I can't speak to that. As a MUSEUM, I was fascinated... More

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