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Halloween Wax Museum Features Accurate Life-Size Creatures

Photo (c) City of Bristol

Photo (c) City of Bristol

Considered the longest running Halloween attraction in the country, and now greatly expanded to three times its original size. the Wiches Dungean  was created in 1966 by 13 year old Cortlandt Hull, as a tribute to the actors and makeup artists that gave us the classic movie monsters.

The wax museum style tour features highly accurate life-size re-created figures of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price and others each in an elaborate scene, or diorama based on the classic Hollywood chillers.

You are guided through the 20 min. tour by other-worldly costumed hosts, giving you insights to the films, makeup artists and the actors, as well as special voice recordings by Vincent Price, John Agar, Mark Hamill and June Foray.

After the tour, you are welcome to stay and enjoy vintage movie thrillers shown in original film format until closing at 10pm in the auditorium. Also featured before the tour, are displays of rare original movie props and makeup appliances by Oscar & Emmy winning makeup artists John Chambers, Dick Smith, and others, actually used in films, which makes for a great family event for movie buffs or film students.

The Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT. The Museum officially opens September 30 at 7pm and will be continually open on the weekends in October – Friday thru Sunday 7pm until 10pm.

Donation of $6.00, all ages, but not recommended for children under 7 years old. Wheelchair accessible, photos are permitted, but no flash photography. For further information contact: http://www.preservehollywood.org or phone 860-583- 6309.

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