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Start Date: 10/24/2006
End Date: 10/31/2006
Event Times: varies

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E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Horror Week at the Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Return of the Curse of Horror Week!!! It's creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, and it's all coming together at the Wisconsin Historical Museum's third annual Horror Week Extravaganza! This year's cursed week-long celebration of the demented and the macabre features a terrible triumvirate of horror-some activities to appeal to your devilishly delightful side. Morbid movies! Wisconsin werewolves! Activities that will let your little demons create their own spooky Halloween Hat or a Creepy Crawler, and much, much more . . .

On Tuesday, October 24 at 12:00 and 2 p.m.: See the terrifying spectacle of Night of the Living Dead (1968, 96 minutes) as the recently deceased rise from their graves!

Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.: Thrill to Gammera the Invincible (1965, 86 minutes), when a giant fire-breathing turtle wreaks havoc on Tokyo!

Thursday, October 26, at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.: Shudder at the terror depicted in Horror Hotel (1960, 70 minutes). A woman and her brother discover a coven of evil witches who must sacrifice a beautiful woman each year to remain immortal.

Thursday, October 26 - through Friday October 27: Marvel at the 24 HOUR HORROR MOVIE MARATHON! Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, Curator of the Macabre, has chosen a wide variety of fright-filled films for your entertainment. How long will you last?

Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.: Tremble at the shocking events of The Indestructible Man (1956, 70 minutes). A mad scientist brings a criminal back from the dead!

Tuesday, October 31 at 12:15 p.m.: Shriek at Horror Sandwiched In! Join Linda S. Godfrey (author of The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf and Hunting the American Werewolf) as she discusses Wisconsin's werewolf legends. Following her remarks, see Thomas Edison's silent Frankenstein (1910, 15 minutes). Program begins at 12:15 p.m.

FOR THE LITTLE DEVILS: Thursday October 26 - Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.: Join us to craft your own scary (or not so scary) monster. Here's your chance to be just like Dr. Frankenstein!

AND . . . HORROR of HORRORS . . .

Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, the Wisconsin Historical Museum's very own curator of the Macabre, will be joined by his compatriots - creepy ventriloquist Tommy and Professor Varnus Lupesku. They will be released from their cages deep in the bowels of the Wisconsin Historical Museum to haunt, host, and autograph/defile photos at various times throughout horror week.

Add'l Contact Info: (608)264-6555

Ticket Info: Suggested program donation of $2/person.

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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