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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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Description: 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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Like being with old friends.

This is my favorite attraction in Salem. From the moment you enter, your experience is first class. Wonderful, informative and kind staff; if you have a passion for cinema and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite attraction in Salem. From the moment you enter, your experience is first class. Wonderful, informative and kind staff; if you have a passion for cinema and the macabre then do have a chat because you will be made to feel incredibly welcome. The figures themselves are just superb, I mean they are total perfection. No ropey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Husband is a huge horror movie fan so this was a must stop. Great place and in the begining the gentleman told us to read all the information at each wax character. The reason they tell you that is because the walkthru is very short. I did not give five stars because you can't take pictures and it was pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was my 2nd visit in 5 years and it was as good as I remembered!! There were loads of great horror characters, from the Universal Classics to modern slashers and even Sam from Trick'r'Treat! ( A personal favorite!) The details are amazing. Some of them look so realistic, they look like they could touch you (none of the move... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

So, this is cheesy, needs a bit of an update and really only for horror movie fans. However, if you are partial to this genre, a quick half an hour stroll through here provides a bit of fun, geekery and trivia. Relatively cheap too.

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

While there were some complimentary sentiments here, I do take objection when, on occasion, a person refers to the museum as "Cheesy". I suppose everyone has their own definition of "cheesy" as it's such a vague word. I would ask this reviewer exactly WHAT she found "cheesy". With the work of over 35 special effects artists who are all wildly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was so much fun. I uploaded a pic of a man dressed as 'Count Orlok' We where entertained the entire visit. A must see when in Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Pretty cool. Line moved quickly. Went over the Halloween weekend 2014. Would recommend. Creepy inside, cool props.....

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of my favorite hangout spots in Salem on my days off! An amazing horror/sci-fi collection all the way from the silent era up to modern day. Cliff is super-friendly and informative! And there is lots of my main men, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you have watched any movies in the past four decades, go see this. There was a wide range of characters from Jason, Freddie, Creature from the Black Lagoon to Boris Karlof and even Angelica Houston as her character from "The Witches"! They change the displays as they get new content and at Halloween they have actors in there as... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved it! Totally go if you're into horror movies. It was great to walk around without any staff members following you around.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Super disappointed, my partner and i travelled from Boston on a day trip to Salem. Even though we had checked all the websites and opening times Count Orlok's was closed when we arrived (which we didn't find out until we called their number). I understand that being winter some stores and attractions are closed but maybe they should have the... More 

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