What do you do when you’re totally obsessed with hollywood horror? So much, that you’ve centered your livelihood around it, and devote every waking moment to all things monsters? If you’re Tom Devlin, you open a real monster museum. Situated in the heart of historic downtown Boulder City, head for Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum—devoted to preserve the art and history of special makeup effects.
Working as a professional special makeup effects artist for nearly 20 years, it’s clear that monsters, horror movies and Halloween aren’t just a job, but a straight up passion for Tom Devlin. Throughout his career, Devlin has created creatures and special makeup effects for more than 100 feature films, even working with many directors and actors that inspired his path. So, after years of creating monsters professionally, Devlin decided to open a museum to share his personal collection with the world.
Once you step over the threshold, plan to find work Devlin created personally, along with his private collection of screen used props, creature suits, and custom pieces representing monsters throughout movie history. Many recreated props and makeup from some of the greatest horror films of all time can be found throughout Devlin’s Monster Museum, too. Best yet, don’t forget to snag something monstrous commemorate your trip to the Monster Museum. Devlin himself created a line of Halloween masks for the Haunted Attractions industry, selling his creations to some of the most well known haunts across the country from 2010-2015. Aside from some amazing, one of a kind masks, great costumes and collectibles, visitors can get their hands on t-shirts, costumes, masks and other monster-inspired collectibles before hitting the road.
Consider yourself the ultimate monster fan? Well then you’ve gotta book a real night at the museum at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum. The exclusive R.I.P Experience includes a hotel pickup and drop off from Las Vegas in Devlin’s custom hearse, along with a private, guided tour given by Devlin himself. Perfect for special occasions, small groups, or straight up monster maniacs.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- $15.00 admission for adults
- $7.00 admission for children ages 6 to 11
- Free admission for children 5 and under!
To purchase tickets online, click here. For more information about planning your trip to Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum, dial the museum directly at (702) 294-1313.