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Dracula, Frankenstein and other heroes of the horrors will be on hand and ghouls and goblins will once again be found in a haunted graveyard and aboard a haunted hayride. For October chills and thrills, few places can compete with the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut.  Family fun can be found in the Halloween-happy city of Bristol; with the 18th and 19th century spirits of Woodbury telling their tales in that town’s Ancient Burying Grounds; and more spirits will be found on the Haunted Trail walk at the Institute for American Indian Studies in WashingtonNor do kids have all the fun; there is an adults-only dinner and “devilish scavenger hunt” on the agenda in Torrington.  Contacts for all the events are found in the calendar below.

The Witch’s Dungeon
Zenobia, the Gypsy Witch will be stirring an evil brew and Nosferatu, the Vampire, from a classic 1922 horror film, will be joining the eerie crew when
Bristol’s Witches Dungeon Movie Museum creaks opens for the 41st year in October.  The museum features life-size replicas of heroes of the horrors such as Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, shown in dioramas based on vintage cinema thrillers.  The heads are based on life-casts of the actual actors; sets and clothing are authentic to the era.  Special voice-tracks by Vincent Price, Mark Hamill and John Agar bring the dioramas to life.  Zenobia has a special soundtrack by June Foray, who did voices for many Disney and Warner Brothers cartoon characters and was the voice for a series of witches as well as for Rocky on TV’s Rocky and Bulwinkle show.

The Museum, which is not recommended for children under age 7, will be open weekends beginning October 14, and every day October 27-31.  Special guests this year will be Sara Karloff, daughter of the famous actor, and Bill Diamond and the puppets of “Monster TV.”  A preview of the museum’s life size figures and prop treasures will be on display at the Hollywood Horrors weekend at the
Warner Theater in Torrington September 29 and 30, where the original Frankenstein and Dracula films will be shown along with the documentary The Witch’s Dungeon, 40 Years of Chills, made last year in honor of the museum’s anniversary.  
The Haunted Graveyard
This is the ninth year for the Haunted Graveyard, with five haunted houses and a graveyard linked by a labyrinth of terrifying trails opening on September 28 at
Bristol’s Lake Compounce Family Theme Park[Back to Press Releases Main]