Suspended in a Vampire’s Lair

Cane’s works became the most popular in the world, being translated into 18 languages and selling over a billion copies. As they became more popular, his readers started becoming paranoid schizophrenics and psychopaths.

The Scare Room at Seattle’s MoPop was my second-favorite exhibition because of the explanations and boards which laid out the history of horror and why we find horror films so beguiling!

(I wrote about my favorite exhibit in a post earlier this week: the room being the Sci-Fi room, of course!)

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film features more than 50 props and costumes from film and television including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bride of Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Hostel, Jeepers Creepers, and Pet Sematary.

Themed gallery sections evoke the unsettling sensations associated with cinematic terror.

+ A vampire’s lair drips with blood

+ Zombies shamble through an abandoned containment center

+ A thicket of suspended corpses frames a killer’s den

+ In addition, the exhibition offers extensive exhibit films, oral history interviews with the genre’s top directors, and interactive photo ops.

Tickets to the museum start at $25 up.

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