THE MONSTERS ARE COMING..........The Museum of Innovation and Science or MiSci in Schenectady, in general show cases all things relating to; well to innovation and science. There is a planetarium, telescopes, space, the Challenger Center, exhibits on Thomas Edison and General Electric, television and radio, the human body and the list goes on and on. But to get into the Halloween spirit they had a limited run exhibit on Movie Monsters.
Movie Monsters and Maniacs, an exhibition of original movie props, vintage film posters, rare figures, life-size portrait busts and MORE. From King Kong to Godzilla, Frankenstein to Freddy, Jaws to The Joker.
Original movie posters from four of my favorite movies. 1968, George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD; 1978 John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN, 1974 Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and 1980 Sean S. Cunnigham's FRIDAY THE 13th.
Some autograph photos, props and authentic and replica props from 1984 Wes Craven's NIGHTMARE OF ELM STREET and 1987 Clive Barker's HELLRAISER.
Along with some vintage movie posters are some rare foreign movie poster from England, Spain and Japan and France.
And along with some of the rare posters are busts of Heather Ledger as the Joker and Gary Oldman as Dracula.
In another case there are some dioramas from some iconic creature features. Like one of my favorites 1975 Stephen Spielberg's and Peter Benchley's JAWS.
1979 Ridley Scott's ALIEN with those amazing Stan Winston creatures.
And no movie monster exhibit would be complete with out some of the original movie monsters.
Like the werewolf, Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and King Kong. Funny to see the Space Shuttle right behind.
Dracula's ring worn by Christopher Lee.
Although the exhibit is small it features some great rare and unique memorabilia for any horror/monster movie fan.