John Carpenter and Greg Nicotero are now board members of the Hollywood Horror Museum. The Hollywood Horror Museum will open permanently open in Los Angeles in 2019. This new horror museum “will include walk-through environmental scenes from films and TV shows, as well as props, life-size replicas, costumes, posters, and art spanning over 100 years of horror.” Sounds cool, more details below in the press release. More horror legends attached include: Clive Barker, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Sara Karloff (Boris Karloff estate), Tim Lucas, Jennifer Lynch, Victoria Price (Vincent Price estate), Huston Huddleston, Steve Haberman, Mike Hill, Rebekah McKendry, Steve Johnson, Jovanka Vuckovic, Amy Humphries, and Brian Yuzna.
Press Release: The Hollywood Horror Museum is proud to announce today, that legendary directors JOHN CARPENTER and GREG NICOTERO are its two newest board members. The museum which has been showing up at various conventions will be touring later in the year before it finds it’s permanent home in 2017. The interview will be made (if available) upon request.
John Carpenter is the writer, producer, and director of many genre classics including Halloween, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing and They Live. Greg Nicotero is director and producer of The Walking Dead, co-founder of KNB special effects, and special effects artist on Evil Dead 2, Breaking Bad, Transformers and numerous Quentin Tarantino films.
The Hollywood Horror Museum will be an educational nonprofit museum touring the US and Europe in 2017, then open permanently in Los Angeles in 2019. It will include walk-through environmental scenes from films and TV shows, as well as props, life-size replicas, costumes, posters, and art spanning over 100 years of horror. It will teach the history of horror in films, TV, literature and art, and give visitors a chance to learn from the masters of horror. It will also be the largest horror collection in the world.
Other horror legends founding the museum include: Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Sara Karloff (Boris Karloff estate), Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog), Jennifer Lynch (The Walking Dead) and Victoria Price (Vincent Price estate), Huston Huddleston (Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum), Steve Haberman, (Dracula: Dead and Loving It), Mike Hill (Pet Cemetery), Rebekah McKendry (BlumHouse, Fangoria), Steve Johnson (Ghostbusters), Jovanka Vuckovic (Zombiemania), Amy Humphries (Terror Time) and Brian Yuzna (ReAnimator).
"This is an organization dedicated to horror movies. I wholly support it and am proud to be part of it." John Carpenter
"The Horror Museum is the best idea I’ve heard in a long while that will give the public some of the greatest movies to watch, remind them of the history of monsters, and protect valuable screen-used props." Tom Holland
"Horror shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion. I can think of no better reminder, nor worthwhile effort, than saving our most iconic and important horror artifacts to display for future generations." Clive Barker
"After too many years in the literal shadows, one of the cinema’s most resilient and primal genres is finally getting its mainstream due. The Hollywood Horror Museum is the long-gestating culmination of decades of fan-based collecting, hoarding, and obsession. Past devotees like Ray Bradbury and Forrest J. Ackerman would be proud." Joe Dante
"The establishing of a Hollywood Horror Museum is long overdue. The revenues generated by some of the early horror films helped save the very existence of some major studios. Horror film stars such as my father, Boris Karloff, made nearly 170 films during his career, many of which were horror films.