What is the Hollywood Horror Museum?
HHM is a 501c3 nonprofit California-based foundation created in 2015 and dedicated to becoming the world’s largest and most comprehensive horror museum.
Teaching the history of Horror in films, TV, art and literature.
How did the Hollywood Horror Museum begin?
Our nonprofit 501(c)(3) Hollywood Science Fiction Museum began in 2012, but when props from horror films kept getting offered, they were totally inappropriate for Sci-Fi. After meeting with director Tom Holland and Joe Dante, founder Huston Huddleston asked if they would become board members for a new horror museum, and they agreed.
How do you choose which horror films to exhibit?
There are certain horror icons which will always be displayed: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Mummy, Freddy, Jason, Michael, The Exorcist, etc, but the less popular characters help give a better overview of the history of horror. Depending on how much space we have for our exhibit, we pick the figures everyone expects to see, which characters represent films and TV from our board members, and see what’s left over.
Where is your Museum and can I visit?
Our Hollywood Horror Museum world tour will be traveling the world beginning in 2017, as well as displays at horror and comic conventions. For the next five years, we will be touring to raise money for our permanent location in Los Angeles California. Visit Appearances and sign up on our email list.
How can I help with the museum?
You can help in MANY ways, either by going to our online store and donating for a shirt or other merchandise, for a tax-deductible donation, or by donating your skills to help us with the many aspects of creating a museum. Or by working at our convention booth in the many cities around the USA we’ll be visiting.
How can our company donate for a tax deductible donation or become a sponsor?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I donate props or loan props to your museum?
If you care to donate or loan a prop for us to display for 6 months or longer, all costs of shipping, insurance and possible restoration will be paid for by our museum. If you donate, we will give you a receipt of Tax Deductible Donation, for you to write off and receive back on your taxes, for the fair amount of its worth.
Please email email@example.com
Is your museum part of Warner, Universal, Blumhouse or any other official studio or franchise?
We often work with studios per project and sponsorship, but we are not permanently affiliated with any For Profit company. The sets, props, costumes and vehicles have been acquired by collectors and studios who want us to display them, and we abide by the rules of Fair Use for educational nonprofit purposes.
Which Conventions are you going to?
Since 2015 we have traveled all over the USA bringing a special prop to display, go to Appearances.
Are you part of the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum?
The Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum is a separate nonprofit foundation with a completely different board of directors. You can find out more at hollywoodscifi.org
When I visit you at a convention, do you charge for photo ops?
Typically no. The only exception is if the convention uses our set for professional photo ops or with cast members who have their own fees.
Are the volunteers and staff making money from the Hollywood Horror Museum?
No one on our staff is making a salary, everyone is an unpaid volunteer.
Can I get married, have a party or a special event at the Hollywood Horror Museum?
YES, but since we will be traveling, please see our schedule at Appearances and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we rent your sets or props for a movie, TV show, commercial or fan film?
Definitely. For everything other than fan films and non-profit films, all copyright clearances must be dealt directly with the studios who own the rights to the individual properties.
Please see our schedule at Appearances and contact email@example.com
How can I reach your Board Members?
Email us, and we will forward your message onto them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Though they typically don’t have time for autograph requests, unless you see them at conventions.