This Halloween, Hammond Castle Museum will explore John Hays Hammond Jr.’s science-fiction genre stories with a Creature Feature, a live adaptation of Hammond’s “The Termite Monster” and a correlating temporary exhibit, Hammond and Horror.
The Creature Feature opens with a reading of “The Pet,” and spotlights a live adaptation of “The Termite Monster,” both of which are a part of Hammond’s collection of creative stories. “The Termite Monster!” is a sci-fi horror comedy written in the style of the classic “B-movie” genre popular in the 1950s. The entire Creature Feature program will run approximately 45 minutes in length, taking place inside the Museum’s Great Hall and Courtyard. Performances will be held on October 5, 19, 23 & 26. Tickets are $18 each and on sale now.
Hammond and Horror is a temporary exhibit featuring select pieces of Hammond’s genre writings maintained within the Museum’s collection.. The centerpiece of the exhibit will be an animated adaptation of “The Termite Monster” in the retro, “3-D movie” tradition, with provided red and blue glasses. This short, silent film will play on a loop throughout the duration of the exhibit. The exhibit runs from October 5th to October 31st. Guests may purchase general admission tickets to view the exhibit. Tickets are available online at Hammondcastle.org.