MONROE, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Monroe native Nate Thompson intends to convert a two-story building into a year-round museum of horror in the downtown area. 

While a Death Museum, Museum of Magic, and Taxidermy Museum already exist in the area, the local filmmaker plans to open the museum sometime in October, before Halloween.  

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“We’ll have real skulls, funeral items, wet specimens, horror art, fortune telling, embalming tables you can take selfies on and a lot more,” Thompson told MLive. “We also plan to have a History of Dolls Exhibit (dating back to late 1800s), Season of The Witch exhibit, and a few other special surprises, including a witch offering cleansing services for anyone that’s afraid they may take bad energy home with them.”

Thompson has released several short horror movies, his latest was titled “The Dead Record” which was uploaded to Youtube in April 2022 and has more than 8,500 views. 

According to the Monroe News, Thompson said that he prefers making horror films over those in the comedy or romance genre.  Horror films require more thought, he said, adding the experience gives him a chance to be more creative.  

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Michigan’s Anatomy of Death Museum in Mt. Clemens will provide some of the objects in his future exhibit, as well as local and non-local donations from his personal collection of creepy artifacts and memorabilia, Thompson said. 

Thompson also purchased Michigan’s Old West Stagecoach Stop at Irish Hills earlier this year with plans of turning it into a year-round town of horrors. 

Electrical upgrades to make the buildings up to building code have prevented him from opening it this year.  Thompson plans to open the town sometime next year.