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Icons of Darkness lives!

The best unseen Halloween event of 2020 finally unveils itself to the public!

One of the great disappointments of Halloween 2020 was the abrupt cancellation of Icons of Darkness, an exhibition of horror-themed items from the collection of Rich Correll. The show was scheduled for the The Montalbán in Hollywood, which had taken precautions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic; nevertheless, tighter health-and-safety restrictions in response to the accelerating infection rate of the disease, overturned the venue’s best laid plans – after press previews had begun, leading to our review of the otherwise unseen event. Though an official cancellation was not announced, the event was delayed, then quietly dropped, the exhibition eventually removed from The Montalbán.

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Above: a selection of images from the abandoned 2020 version of Icons of Darkness

Fortunately, despite this untimely apparent death, Icons of Darkness is returning from limbo for Halloween 2021, now moved into the Hollywood and Highland Mall. The exhibition will include real props, original costumes, life casts, maquettes, makeup effects heads, and other artifacts from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator, Harry Potter, Batman, Iron Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Spider-Man, Edward Scissorhands, Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and more.

Icons of Darkness is scheduled to launch on September 27, running daily through February 28, 2022. Hours are 11am to 10pm.

Tickets are sold in thirty-minute time slots. Prices are $30 for adults, half-price for children, and 15% off for military veterans.

The venue’s address is 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Get more information at iconsofdarkness.com.

Check out our review of the exhibition as it would have appeared at The Montalbán….

Review: Icons of Darkness

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.