BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to Bristol, home of the “Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum!”
The museum is the longest-running, classic horror attraction in the country, featuring original props and figures from some of the most famous sci-fi flicks in movie history.
Bristol resident and sci-fi film enthusiast Cortland Hull, started the museum 50 years ago as a 13-year-old kid. He charged neighbors a small entry fee to experience his budding sci-fi museum.
Hull says his passion for horror is in the blood,
My great Uncle was Henry Hull who played the werewolf of London in 1935. Henry worked with a number of different actors including Vincent Price.
The museum includes incredible original props like: Linda Blair’s spinning head from the exorcist, E.T. from the “bike flying through the air” scene, and a prosthetic from The Planet of the Apes.
The Witch’s Dungeon is open at the Bristol Historical Society, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7-10pm, through Halloween. After the tour, visitors can enjoy horror movies on a classic film projector.
On Halloween night, Boris Karloff (of Frankenstein) – his daughter will be at the museum for a meet and greet.