Witch's Dungeon in Plainville highlights classic Hollywood monster movies

One Plainville man's love for classic Hollywood monster movies has made him spend his life recreating and preserving the golden age of horror and science fiction.

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2023, 12:47 PM

Updated 280 days ago

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One Plainville man's love for classic Hollywood monster movies has made him spend his life recreating and preserving the golden age of horror and science fiction.
"When I started the Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, I wanted to do exactly that. Make it a movie museum," says creator Cortland Hull. "In other words, to concentrate on the artistry of the makeup and the effects and the actors in the films."
Hull created the Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum when he was only 13 years old in 1966.
Each year, they add new exhibits. One of their newest is Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbott and Costello added a different dimension to horror films. They gave comedy to it, and it made it accessible to kids.
Many of the figures are based on live casts of the actors' faces, which have to develop into a full figure. Audio tracks are also added to each one of the exhibits so the actors can be heard.
The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is home to a number of makeups and props used in films to bring an extra authentic-feel for movie fans.


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