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Salem, Massachusetts: Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Salem's only Monster Museum features displays about horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from Nosferatu to Hellraiser.

217 Essex St., Salem, MA
Downtown, on the south side of Essex St. (pedestrian only), just east of its intersection with Washington St.
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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Sculptures and props range from classic Dracula fare to modern slashers and pulpy cult hits. The no photography rule is extremely strict and enforced by video surveillance. A side room with a projector screens clips from horror films (the original Mummy movie was on the day I visited).

[Harmon, 10/10/2023]

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

What a great museum for horror fans! Soooo bummed that no photography was allowed... so many great photo ops! We got to sit and watch a pieced-together silent movie of starring Lon Chaney, even though the movie had been lost. I was able to snap a photo of the greeter because he was at the front desk.

[Chrissie, 08/09/2019]
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Count Orlok's has moved to a larger location at 217 Essex St., the old Naumkeag Trust building. It plans to reopen soon. Can't wait to see what James does with a larger space and features like the old vault.

[Dan Williams, 06/25/2018]
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Really awesome; classic characters. Information about each character is on a sign so you can read what movie they are featured in. But there's a big downside: No Photography Allowed! Major bummer; such great photo opportunities crushed. Pictures of happy patrons would bring in more business and smiles.

[Rutka, 09/24/2014]

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Tiny museum that pays homage to movie monsters. Stuffed into a small storefront. Very detailed figures that show much affection for the genre. Inexpensive way to spend an hour or two.

[Dan Williams, 04/26/2011]

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