Icons of Darkness presents sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film memorabilia

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Movie buffs can see the most extensive privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts on earth at the Icons of Darkness exhibition at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

Icons of Darkness
Photos courtesy of Icons of Darkness

Curated and collected over the last 60 years – and representing over 100 years of film history –the Icons of Darkness exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public to view hundreds of authentic items for the first time ever.

The exhibition features screen-used props, original costumes, life casts, production-made maquettes, makeup effects heads, and artifacts from some of Hollywood’s most famous sci-fi, fantasy, and horror classics, including “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Spider-Man,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones,” as well as items from the blockbuster Star Wars,  Jurassic Park, Terminator, Harry Potter, and Batman franchises.

Rich Correll

Collected by director, actor, and producer Rich Correll (“Leave It To Beaver,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Full House,” “Married With Children,” “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and “Hannah Montana”), Icons of Darkness serves as a showcase for the many items he acquired to honor the work of personal acquaintances such as Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock, John Landis, Rick Baker, John Carpenter, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson, and Rob Zombie.

What’s on Display at Icons of Darkness?

Voldemort from Harry Potter movie franchise

An original costume and props display from the Harry Potter film series, including “He Who Must Not Be Named.”

Raptor from Jurassic Park

The Jurassic Park collection features original, screen-used T-Rex heads, raptor stunt suits, raptor puppet heads, and even one of the original, screen-used cage raptors.

Icons of Darkness - Star Wars

Original helmets and costumes from the Star Wars franchise.

Icons of Darkness - Alien

Screen-used costumes and props from 1979 to present-day Alien films, including a Xenomorph creature costume from “Aliens” (1986).

Icons of Darkness - Terminator

Screen-used costumes and makeup effects heads from the Terminator film series.

Icons of Darkness - Batman

An incredible selection of Batman Batsuits ranging from Michael Keaton to Christian Bale.

Icons of Darkness will run through Feb. 28, 2022, in the heart of Hollywood, Calif. (on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.) The exhibition is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Members of the military receive 15% off ($25).

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Icons of Darkness – The Exhibition, Incredible Full Tour With Owner and Collector Rich Correll

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