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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 36 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...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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!!!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Total waste of money! Toted as hollywood monster history. More like boreville!! Clown haunted house during Haunted Happenings was simply 3 people dressed up in clown costumes screaming in your ear. No scare, just screaming!

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CountOrlok, Manager at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that any patrons aren't pleased with their experience at Nightmare Gallery, whether in the Museum or Haunted House. This seems to be a case of a patron who perhaps entered during the clearly-explained time of the Haunted House, when they may have better enjoyed the Museum. We do indeed tout ourselves as Hollywood Monster... More 

Northampton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Since I am not a fan of haunted houses, we went during the day just to check out the nightmare gallery. Like another reviewer stated, if you love monsters, macabre, and horror but hate being scared the gallery is the perfect level of "horror". The life-size statues were incredibly true-to-life and the accompanying information for each was very in-depth and... More 

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Silver Spring, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The plethora of life-size statues are very detailed and cover generations of horror film characters and actors. If you love horror movies this is definitely the place for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was too short ,and not really scary. Thank god it wasn't more then $9 bucks! But if you go during the day to the movie horror gallery sooooo worth the money!! One of the best things to see when your there!!

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I LOVE monsters but do NOT like being scared therefore I can’t compare this to any of the haunted houses in Salem. But I can absolutely say if you like Monsters you do not want to miss this attraction. The quality is superior to any other activity that I did in Salem. It looks like something you’d see in Disney... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Although the place is rather small and most of the creature sculptures are from classics that I have never seen, the quality of the recreated creatures is phenomenal and even though we opted to avoid the scares (when they turn it into a haunted house at night in October) we really got spooked! The way they display them is even... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Best haunted house I've ever been to. Do not go here if you don't like being scared. They come very close to touching you without actually touching you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been to Salem a number of times, but recently travelled with my 23 year old daughter. She loved the museum. Well laid out and the wax figures were quite life-like. Admission was $8, not bad. She bought a t-shirt with Psycho on it, which she plans to wear on Halloween. Nice place and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This gallery has a GREAT collection of movie characters with write-ups giving a lot of history about them! During October they turn the gallery into a haunted house in the evenings and in my opinion it is one of the best haunts in Salem! Be sure to check it out if you're in town!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Museum is 4.5 stars, the haunted house is 0 stars. Too bad you can't rate them separately. Haunted house: We waited in a line of only about 25 people for nearly 40 minutes for the haunted house. I was perplexed by the fact that every group who went through before us seemed to be in the haunted house for 10... More 

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

Please allow us to discuss a few of these points (speaking to the haunt, in particular) as owners/operators of Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery. Lines in Salem at Halloween time are a necessary evil, unfortunately. We try our best to keep the lines moving as quickly as we can, while delivering a great show inside the haunt. We generally send in... More 

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