Every week at The Blood Bank, We Are Indie Horror brings you the best crowd funding projects across the web and give you an in depth look at everything it has to offer. Today we give you a special unique crowd funding campaign; The Hollywood Horror Museum
“The world’s first educational nonprofit Horror Museum teaching the history and legacy of horror films, TV, art, makeup and literature.” The Hollywood Horror Museum plans to not only scare the pants off you, but strive to educate in all things from our beloved genre. It all started when they were gearing up for their Hollywood Science Fiction exhibit for 2016 and props from horror favorites like Alien and The Thing were donated. They quickly realized there is nowhere in the world where you can view items and learn about the horror genre. In just a one months time they brought together some of the biggest names in the horror genre for the board of directors to help create this one-of-a-kind experience.
On the board of directors there is Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Victoria Price (Daughter of Vincent Price), Sara Karloff (Daughter of Boris Karloff), Tim Lucas (Throat Sprockets), and Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance). With a gang like that on the board, you can only imagine the horrors that will bestow the halls of this castle.
To begin the museum, they want to make it a traveling exhibit. It will travel across the world from 2016 to 2018. Tentative locations include, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Montreal and Tokyo. After The Hollywood Horror Museum concludes their tour, they plan to make home in North Hollywood next to the Sci-Fi Museum.
Depending on how much space they will be allocated which can be anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 square feet for the permanent facility will determine how many props they will be given and touring with. As for where they will be getting these items, well they said they will be always on the look out from private collections as well as productions studious and special effects companies. The will include props and displays from everything starting with the classic monsters and creatures up to zombies, vampires, ghosts, mummies, werewolves, etc. Something to pay close attention to is the Gallery of Nightmares which will house the most horrifying creatures of all time.
Although intended for all ages, The Hollywood Horror Museum, will appeal to all horror fans alike. There will be specific rooms for more mature exhibits but the rest of the experience will be fun, entertaining, educational. The films and props on display will be there to be explored not celebrated as you dive deeper into what creates the Fear from such classics like Silence of the Lambs and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. On top of analyzing and exploring the deep roots of fear in film, make-up classes will be taught daily with artists from top Hollywood make up schools and shops.
As for the outside, it will be a facade of a 15th century Romanian castle, very similar to the home of the real Count Dracula, Vlad the Impaler. And yes it will include a drawbridge. The interior will match with gothic paintings, sculptures, suits of armor, and all things you typically see in an old creepy haunted castle. As you walk the halls, organ music will be heard while life-sized figures of your favorite characters follow your every movement. The Hollywood Horror Museum will also house a state-of-the-art 700 seat theater which will be used for live plays, seminars, performances, and screenings of IMAX digital premieres along side showings of the greatest horror films of all time.
If you donate before their end date of October 12, they have a slew of memorabilia and fun items for their rewards. There is signed cast photo from Fright Night along with toys from all across the genre. Also pending on how much you donate you can receive special copies of Blu-Rays from films such as Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, Shocker, and many more. Also included in some perks are official Hollywood Horror Museum merchandise.
To get this whole thing off the ground, they are looking for $22,000. And if they make more, which we really hope they do, they will have a better opportunity at more items, more touring locations, and even video programming to go along with the incredible educational experience.
The campaign ends on October 12, so share this article if you cannot donate. If you can afford to donate absolutely do so. This is something that is greatly needed to help bring awareness and appreciation to our genre and prove that horror fans are truly the best. You can find more information at their Kickstarter HERE. Click Here to how your support on Facebook And if you are in Los Angeles for this years Stan Lee’s Comikaze, you should stop by their booth to see props from American Horror Story, Salem, and other TV shows and films.
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