Bristol, Connecticut: Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

Original props and costumes from classic horror and sci-fi movies. Run by Cortlandt Hull seasonally since 1966.

Bristol Historical Society

Address:
98 Summer St., Bristol, CT
Directions:
On the first floor of the Bristol Historical Society building. Just down the hill from the Green, on the corner of Summer and Center Sts. Look for the large brick building. Parking in the rear, or on the street
Hours:
Oct. only, F-Su 7pm-10pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
860-583-6309
Admission:
Adults $6.
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Witch's Dungeon entrance.

The Original Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

Cortlandt Hull moved his museum to the Bristol Historical Society building in 2014. All of his original items are on display, plus a whole lot more! The walk-through museum -- which is only open in October -- is by guides who take you through rooms filled with life-sized models of Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, Nosferatu, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, and more. Also on display are original props that have have appeared in classic movies, as well as costumes from the films worn by actors such as Vincent Price. Visitors can also stick around after the tour and watch classic horror movies and cartoons, on film, from Cortlandt's collection.

[Paul, 03/17/2020]
Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

This is the life work of local artist Cortlandt Hull, who as an ill child fell in love with old horror movies. With the help of his dad they built a shed and would bring in neighbors and friends at Halloween to see his art. Over the years he has become friends with many Hollywood movie legends, and has grown to be an artist of very high caliber. The Dungeon is not a 'haunted house' attraction, but is museum quality work, containing original props and costumes from classic horror and sci-fi movies.

A hint at its popularity is that on evenings that it is open the wait can be over two hours, and people come back year after year. Since it first opened in 1966, this will be the 40th anniversary.

[Howard Dogg, 05/22/2006]
Witch's Dungeon

Wax figures, owned and operated by the Cortlandt Hull, grand nephew of the Werewolf of London, Henry Hull.

[T.Morganti, 01/20/2002]

The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, open since 1966 (but only in October), is planning to move to a new year-round facility.

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