ICONS OF DARKNESS
- By ARLENE WINNICK
ICONS OF DARKNESS is coming to Los Angeles and no it’s not the latest disaster to beset our city. ICONS is a fascinating exhibition of more than 3,000 timeless pieces of Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Memorabilia representing hundreds of films including Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Star Wars, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Joker and Harry Potter. This walking tour of fully restored props, artifacts, and costumes (all were featured in the original films) is a must see for cinematic buffs, sci-fi fans, gamers and horror aficionados. Highlights include: the original Xenomorph costume from Alien; Michael Keaton’s original Batsuit; Hugh Jackman’s battle arena Wolverine suit from X-Men; life casts of Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Boris Karloff from their classic horror films; work from Academy Award-winning makeup artist Rick Baker including Planet of the Apes. There is also an interactive area, Monster Midway where guests can play a selection of carnival-style games such as Zombie Brain Smash and Skeleball for prizes. The exhibit was created in partnership with TV actor, writer, producer and director Richard Correll, owner of the collection and The Montalbán which has transformed its lower level into an open floor plan. Note guests are limited – allowing for safe social distancing viewing – and reservations are a must. Correll is one of the foremost experts in horror film history. Correll and special guests will make appearances and guide tours at ICONS.
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