Witch's Dungeon holds second annual Dracula's Valentine

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 12:05


PLAINVILLE – They may be monsters, but they still have a heart – The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum gets a facelift for the second annual “Dracula’s Valentine.”

The life-sized figures of classic horror and science fiction movie characters at the museum at 103 E. Main St. will be decked out with roses and hearts in honor of the romantic holiday.

Visitors will be able to schedule appointments to come see the valentine vampires and other creatures between 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Jan. 28 to Feb. 27.

Cortlandt Hull, owner of the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie museum, said that his inspiration for the event was that the 1931 adaptation of Dracula was released on Valentine’s Day.

“Plus, all the classic monsters have a romantic side,” he said. “Most of them had a sweetheart that they were hoping to win over, despite their appearance. Frankenstein’s Monster had the Bride, The Phantom of the Opera had Christine and Dracula had a myriad of girlfriends.”

Prior to moving to Plainville in 2020, the Witch’s Dungeon was open seasonally in October. In their current location, they are open year-round and have special holiday attractions. In December, the monsters were dressed up with Santa hats, candy canes and wreaths for “The Monster’s Holiday.”

This year, The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nosferatu this year. Hull said that the film, released in Germany in 1922, was the first movie vampire.

In addition, Hull has recently added audio tracks to most set pieces, featuring excerpts from the films that the figures are featured in.

“Most of the sets now actually talk when you go through,” he said. “We may also have some other vintage pieces and collectibles that we haven’t brought out before.”

To make a reservation, call The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum at 860-583-8306. For more information, visit preservehollywood.org.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Friday, 21 January 2022 12:05. Updated: Friday, 21 January 2022 12:07.