PLAINVILLE â€“ They may be monsters, but they still have a heart â€“ The Witchâ€™s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum gets a facelift for the second annual â€śDraculaâ€™s Valentine.â€ť
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 Witchâ€™s Dungeon Classic Movie museum, said that his inspiration for the event was that the 1931 adaptation of Dracula was released on Valentineâ€™s Day.
â€śPlus, all the classic monsters have a romantic side,â€ť he said. â€śMost of them had a sweetheart that they were hoping to win over, despite their appearance. Frankensteinâ€™s Monster had the Bride, The Phantom of the Opera had Christine and Dracula had a myriad of girlfriends.â€ť
Prior to moving to Plainville in 2020, the Witchâ€™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 â€śThe Monsterâ€™s Holiday.â€ť
This year, The Witchâ€™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.
â€śMost of the sets now actually talk when you go through,â€ť he said. â€śWe may also have some other vintage pieces and collectibles that we havenâ€™t brought out before.â€ť
To make a reservation, call The Witchâ€™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 email@example.com.