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“Does Not Live Up To The Hype”

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
Ranked #6 of 83 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed October 27, 2012

This so-called attraction is nothing more than some wax dummies (which are poor reproductions by the way) of movie horror icons such as Freddy Krueger, Frankenstein, Beetlejuice, etc. The staff members wear cheap costumes who just jump out at you trying to scare you. It is no more than 3 rooms and you are back outside in no time. Meanwhile, you may have already waited in line for an hour like I did tonight.
One word to describe this: Yawn

2  Thank TimeTraveler0530
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CountOrlok, Owner at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

We are always sorry to hear that any of our patrons did not enjoy the museum or haunted house experience. As you can see, we aren't used to such poor reviews. The reviewer writes: "The staff members wear cheap costumes who just jump out at you trying to scare you"- Our actors are professional and seasoned Haunted Attraction enthusiasts who take pride in their performance and appearance. I can assure you nothing that they wear is "cheap", as everything is also thoughtfully considered to suit their character and to create a visually rich experience for all patrons. And yes, in a Haunted House, staff members will jump out to try and scare you. We are normally credited by patrons as being a very intense. scary, and fun experience that was well worth their time and money, and often one of the best they'd experienced, We like to encourage our guests of the Haunted House to let their guard down, have fun, and allow themselves to be transported to the reality that is presented to them in the attraction. If a patron isn't willing to go there with us, they choose to not get the most out of their experience. Perhaps this reviewer might enjoy our museum attraction better than the haunted house experience.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Count Orloks was awesome! If your a horror movie fan you MUST visit. We also tried the witch wax museum and salem witch tour and both were a waste of money. Don't miss count Orloks, very impressed!!!

3  Thank MonsterTraveler53
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

This museum is a MUST SEE in Salem! Everyone was extremely friendly. The museum is unlike anything I've ever seen! Really awesome facts about horror classics and the figures were "dead" on! As an added bonus, we got to meet Kane Hodder (Jason from Friday the 13th), who was down to earth and very sweet to all his fans! I was pleasantly surprised by how quick the staff was to offer to take pictures or answer any questions we had without making us feel rushed to leave. Count Orlok's was the highlight of our trip!

2  Thank KristynRegen
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Totally AWESOME!! Our family comes to Salem every October and this is always our first stop. Count Orlok's is by far the BEST tourist attraction in Salem. A must see for any horror fan!!!!

2  Thank Ryan W
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A great collection of horror movie paraphernalia! Almost a historical overview of horror movies - it was a lot of fun!

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