It’s getting close to Halloween and I am celebrating early by watching every horror movie in my collection.
I’m a pretty big fan of horror movies, but the ones I really love involve vampires. Yep, I’m a total nerd for vampires, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
Last year on a trip to San Marino (a tiny country encircled by Italy) my friends and I stumbled across the Vampire Museum. Of course I could not pass up the chance to see what was inside.
The entrance to the “museum” was a lot like the entrance to a haunted house, a little creepy and a little cheesy at the same time.
I am not sure what I was expecting to find inside, but I certainly wasn’t expecting a menagerie of wax figures. A lot of the figures were super-gory, like people impaled by stakes and Countess Elizabeth Bathory bathing in the blood of young women, and some were just strange.
There were also some depicting the famous vampires in cinematic history, starting at the Nosferatu from F. W. Murnau’s silent film, all the way up to the Count Dracula from the 1992 version. As of last year there was no Twilight corner (I don’t think sparkly vampires can hold their own against against the heavyweights in there).
To help set the mood for Halloween I thought I would share some of the pictures from this little creep show with you. Don’t worry, I left out the really gross ones!
I have my scary movies all lined up for tonight and my pumpkin ready for carving tomorrow. Have a great Halloween weekend everyone!