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Friday 29 October 2021

Monster to Midnight at Distortions Monster World

Halloween is just a few sleeps away but there's still time to get your spook on at some fun venues around Denver. This past weekend the girls and I went and checked out a fun and rather spooky exhibition in the city: Monster to Midnight at Distortions Monster World!

If you're a fan of horror movies and all things creepy, then Distortions Monster World is for you! This interactive selfie museum is filled with all sorts of aliens, monsters, horror movie characters, and props all hand made by Distortions Unlimited. 

The museum is fun at any time of year, but in the lead up to Halloween things get extra spooky with the evening event Monster to Midnight.

During Monster to Midnight visitors are led through Distortions Monster World by a host of characters, some friendly and some more than a little creepy. The exhibition starts with a little education. Upon entering we learned how the latex masks, monsters and creatures are made by Distortions Unlimited. We saw the clay, the molds, the masks in various stages of being painted, and, of course, the finished product. At each new turn in the exhibition we were met by a different character who showed us the displays in their area. We were led through the displays by a witch, an executioner, a few mad scientists, and some other spooky folk. We interacted with the displays and, of course, posed for lots of fun photos. Because this is a family friendly event most of the characters we encountered weren't overly scary. Monster repellant (in the form of a glowstick worn on the arm) is available for any visitors who prefer not to be spooked at all. Mathilde was a little worried at first so she went with the monster repellant, while Lola and I gave it a miss. 

The girls favorite parts of our visit to Monster to Midnight were when Mathilde was almost part of an alien experiment (she managed to escape!) and when Lola had her head in a guillotine. Just like Mathilde and the alien, Lola escaped unharmed (despite Mathilde's best attempts!), but poor Alice Cooper didn't seem so lucky!

These were my favorite moments too, but I also really liked seeing the alien from the Alien films. This area was set up like a movie set. The girls weren't familiar with the Alien movies so they weren't sure what was going on, but they were impressed by the giant alien none the less. 

Distortions Monster World is located on the first floor of Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall, Denver. 

Monster to Midnight runs nightly through Sunday October 31st from 6pm to 12am. Tickets are $35 for adults (12+) and $27 for children ages 6 to 11. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge but still require a ticket. 

Regular tours of Distortions Monster World run daily from 3pm to 8pm Mondays through Wednesdays, 3pm to 9pm Thursdays and Fridays, 12pm to 9pm  Saturdays, and 12pm to 8pm Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults (12+) and $18 for children ages 6 to 11. Once again, children under 5 are admitted free of charge but still require a ticket. Group pricing is available as well as a discounted rate if you purchase tickets to both Distortions Monster World and Earth Illuminated (which is located upstairs) together. You can see our visit to Earth Illuminated here.

Timed entry tickets must be purchased online in advance. You can find the link to purchase tickets here.

For more information visit https://distortionsmonsterworld.com/

For more spooky fun around Denver make sure to check out my Halloween Fun in Denver posts here

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