If you love all things horror, be sure to visit the Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, Connecticut this month. This spooky piece of history is only open to the public through Halloween night!
The museum pays homage to classic Universal movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman, as well as more modern favorites such as Yoda and E.T.
Cortlandt Hull, the museum's founder, was a sickly young man who filled his time building classic Aurora monster models. He also happens to be the great-nephew of Henry Hull, star of the 1935 film “Werewolf of London”.
It's no wonder Hull has dedicated his life to preserving the classic movie monsters that shaped his youth!
Hull started the Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in 1966 with the help of his father. The "Dungeon" features dozens of tableaus starring full-size reproductions of classic horror movie icons.
All of the creatures and ghouls you'll see in the Witch's Dungeon were sculpted by Hull himself. He was such a prolific artist that the museum doubled in size by the 1980s.
Also featured are displays of rare original movie props and makeup appliances actually used in some of Hull's favorite films.
The Witch's Dungeon is considered the longest running classic horror movie attraction in the country, and currently stands at three times its original size.
Upon arrival at the Witch's Dungeon, a costumed host will guide you through the museum past life-size re-creations of horror movie legends like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price and more.
After the 20 minute tour, guests are invited to stay and watch vintage movies in the museum's auditorium.
The Museum officially opens in September and is continually open on the weekends in October – Friday thru Sunday 7pm until 10pm.