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Video: Hollywood Gothique’s Guided Tour through Icons of Darkness

Icons of Darkness takes eager guests on a guided tour through Rich Correll’s collection of horror, fantasy, and science fiction film memorabilia. The guides focus on the nature of the exhibits themselves (are the props and costumes original or recreations, etc.), but we thought it would be fun to offer our own video version of the tour, focusing not displays but on the films they represent. What was special about them? What is their place in film history? Why are the memorable? For the answers to these and other questions, come along with us – if you dare!

Located at the corner of Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, the exhibition is open daily through February 28. Get ticket information at the official website: iconsofdarkness.com.

Hollywood Gothique’s Guided Tour Through Icons of Darkness: Photographs

Here is a gallery of displays seen or discussed in the film. Included are props, costumes, and figures from ThrillerThe Dark KnightStar WarsStar TrekJurassic ParkAlienThe ShiningFrankensteinDraculaHellraiser, A Nightmare on Elm StreetThe Silence of the Lambs, IT, Gremlins 2, and more.

Check out more photos here. Read a review of the aborted 2020 installation of Icons of Darkness (cancelled because of Covid-19) here.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.