Saturday, October 31, 2009

Disneyland- Halloween Roundup

In the old log cabin at Big Thunder Ranch we find part of the Halloween Roundup celebration. Here a a few shots of the cowboy pumpkin men that offer a not so frightful experience. First are these two who are playing cards.

Another cowboy standing by a table.

Is this Black Bart enjoying some punch?

This saloon girl is serenading the cowboys.

Happy Halloween everyone!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum- Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll would not be the same without his transformation into Mr. Hyde. Here we see the monster as he appeared in the 1931 film. This figure from the Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum compliments the Dr. Jekyll figure from a previous post.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum- Dr. Jekyll

This shot from the Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum in Orlando shows Dr. Jekyll before he turned into the evil Mr. Hyde. The figure is sculpted to resemble Fredric March from the 1931 version of the movie.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Movieland Wax Museum- The Wolf Man

Frightening guests of the Movieland Wax Museum is the Wolf Man from the 1941 film of the same name. Lon Chaney Jr. stars as this horrible monster, and he is not one to be messed with.

A wider shot of the scene. Several different characters have stood here as the greeter to the Chamber of Horrors.

A close up of the figure. He is a well groomed Wolf Man at least.

The clapboard sign detailing the film.

I'm not sure what happened to the figure after the museum closed. It wasn't in the auction as far as I know.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf- Grave Robber

This poor grave robber has toppled over. He must have been overwhelmed by the stench of death as he opened the coffin. I wonder what that stiff had tried to take with him that is so important to this guy.

A close up of the robber.

Visit the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf website here.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hollywood Wax Museum- Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2

It's that time of year again when Houses of Wax explores the darker side of wax museums. Here we see Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. In this gruesome scene, our villain seems to be working on his latest victim.

A close up of the scene. No wonder there was a detour around this Chamber of Horrors.

The rather large clapboard sign informing guests about the movie.

Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum's website here.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

National Wax Museum of Lancaster County Heritage-Burning the Bridge

This scene from the National Wax Museum of Lancaster County Heritage shows four citizens of Lancaster burning the bridge that crosses the Susquehanna River. This stopped the Confederate army from being able to advance, and turned them west, an action that led to the Gettysburg battle in July of 1863.

One of the men with a pitchfork.

Another citizen of Columbia.

A man on his knees.

The best figure in my opinion, is this man blowing the fire.

Here's another view of the whole scene.

The informative sign next to the tableau.

The entire scene sold at the auction for $3,100.

All photos (except the first) are from Jennings Auction Group.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Quebec Wax Museum- Sign

22, rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec.

Located along la rue du Trésor, the Quebec Wax Museum can only be seen in this picture by the sign that hangs above the pedestrians browsing through the artwork in the street.

A close up of the sign. The museum opened in 1945 and is located in a 17th century house. It features wax figures of Quebec's most notable people.

Update: Thanks to reader Boulou who informed me that the museum closed in 2007. The figures moved to the Museum of Civilization in Quebec.

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