Bisque doll

New Horror Museum, With Doll Exhibits And World’s Largest Coffin, Opens In Michigan

Horror movie superfans have a new reason to celebrate. Later this year, local filmmaker Nate Thompson will open the Michigan Museum of Horror in a town called Irish Hills, about an hour southwest of Detroit.

In addition to displaying the world’s largest coffin, there will also be a doll history exhibit that includes voodoo, porcelain and Raggedy Ann dolls. OtherPlanned exhibits include witch-focused shows, as well as actual skulls and bones.

Thompson plans to turn Irish Hills into a “horror townwhich will also house a haunted house, currently under construction, a horror collectibles store and a horror theater.

In an Instagram post, Thompson wrote, “I am extremely proud to announce that I have officially signed a 3 year multi-property lease agreement in Irish Hills, MI to bring the community and tourists a literal town of ‘horror.”

Thompson said in a meeting with Fox 2 that his take on the area includes stores that display rows of Halloween masks in the window, so it “really gives that feeling, it’s a real horror town.”

HorrorTown will be located in the Stagecoach Shop, which opened in 1965 with western-themed exhibits, but collapsed as an attraction. It still has an active Western-themed pavilion, pavilion, swimming pool, amphitheater, and former wedding chapel.

Promo for HorrorTown from

Thompson came up with the idea for HorrorTown when he first visited the Stagecoach area some time ago, and said he now hopes to reinvigorate the site.

“I know people are going to come after 50 or 60 years away, and it’ll be a bit like, ‘Oh, I remember that, that’s great, I’m glad they brought that back,'” he declared. Fox 2adding that he plans to hold events throughout the year so people can get their Halloween fix anytime.

Follow Artnet News on Facebook:

Want to stay one step ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive breaking news, revealing interviews and incisive reviews that move the conversation forward.