‘I Like Scary Movies’ art exhibit comes to Los Angeles, bringing iconic movie scenes to life

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‘I Like Scary Movies’ art exhibit comes to Los Angeles, bringing iconic movie scenes to life

A 2000 pound Freddy Krueger glove with moveable blades. Vistor's can take photos with it. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

A 2000 pound Freddy Krueger glove with moveable blades. Vistor's can take photos with it. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

A 2000 pound Freddy Krueger glove with moveable blades. Vistor's can take photos with it. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

A 2000 pound Freddy Krueger glove with moveable blades. Vistor's can take photos with it. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

By Alex Behunin

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Horror movie fans can now walk through some of history’s iconic movie moments in a new interactive pop-up exhibit.

“I Like Scary Movies” pop-up exhibit came to Los Angeles on April 4 and will be going on until Sunday, June 16. The pop-up exhibit has timed a 15-minute entry to avoid the long wait lines.

The exhibit starts at 12 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m., running in 15-minute intervals. Visitors can expect to spend an average of 90 minutes going through the exhibit.

I like scary movies wall piece

I Like Scary Movies logo which is plastered on the wall where visitors can take pictures of it. Photo credit: Alex Behunin


“Working for ‘I Love Horror Movies’ has been a very pleasant experience,” said Jessica Pachetti, an employee of the exhibit. “Maximillian got this exhibit up and running in two months. It was supposed to be six months, it was so fast and crazy.”

Maximillian Castillo, who goes by Maximillian, is the creative mind behind this exhibit. He has created similar movie-themed pop-up exhibits over the years, like a “Snakes on a Plane” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Comic-Con, and a “La La Land” dance event at City Hall.

He took his love of horror movies to create a very thorough art exhibit with some of the scariest movies. The movies that were used include ‘The Shining,” “IT,” “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Beetlejuice,” and “The Lost Boys.”

Entering the exhibit, visitors find themselves in The Shining’s “redrum” hedges, then moving to the Room 237 bathroom and the hallway where a waterfall of blood comes out of the elevator. Some of the other notable things in ‘The Shining’ room are a replica of the tricycle, the ‘Here’s Johnny’ door, as well as the two creepy little twins.

The Shining elevator blood flood

The Shining elevator blood flood scene, recreated with 'room 237' keychains. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

The next exhibit was based on the movie “IT.” As soon as the visitors enter, there is a huge, creepy teepee made from children’s toys that were based on the last 20 minutes of the film. An eye-catching curtain of paper boats hang from strings hugs the walls of the exhibit.

Next, there is a room full of creepy clowns and a casket for the visitor to lie down in for a photo op. Before the next room, visitors have a chance to write down their biggest fear and put it on the wall. If you do, you will receive a collectible Pennywise penny.

Room Full of Clowns

Take a picture inside the Pennywise coffin with clowns looking at you from the movie IT. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

“The details of the IT room are so cool,” said Trevor, an employee of “I Like Horror Movies” display. “The creativeness is on another level. I love to see other people’s reactions when they see the time and effort put in.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street, the next exhibit, offers two photo ops. In one of the rooms is a huge Freddy Krueger glove with movable blades. In another room is a throne made from creepy faces and has Krueger’s glove on it.

Freddy Krueger's Throne

Visitors can sit down and take a photo on Freddy Krueger 's throne which is made from the souls of the kids Freddy killed. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

The final two exhibits are “The Lost Boys” and “Beetlejuice.” The Lost Boys exhibit has three photo ops with them being Santa Clara train tracks, a huge Chinese food container filled with “noodles”, and David’s chair.

The Beetlejuice exhibit had the most photo ops of all the rooms. Visitors can pose as the upper half of the separated lady in the couch, the shrunken head, sit on the bench to the afterlife and in other memorable scenes from the movie.

Beetlejuice Grave

Visitors can ask an employee to take a pictures while layng inside of Beetlejuice's grave or take a selfie themselves. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

Passionate horror fan Jennifer Taylor of Ventura experienced the pop-up exhibit.

“The Beetlejuice exhibit was my favorite,” said Taylor. “There was so much to do, and the art was to die for. I watch horror movies almost every day so having a horror exhibit is rad. I love that I don’t have to wait until Halloween to go to a horror movie event.”

Tickets for “I Like Horror Movies” are $39, and the exhibit runs through mid-June. For visiting times and more information please visit “I Like Scary Movies” website.

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