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Opening Night Party at PEMpm Metal Macabaret

  • Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA 01970 (map)

Salem Horror Fest partners with the Peabody Essex Museum to bring you the ultimate kickoff to the Halloween season! Featuring PEM special exhibition, It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection, come haunt our inaugural Horror Fest with this night of live music, and interactive programming as part of the PEM/PM evening party series. 

**PLEASE NOTE: NO FULL-FACE MAKEUP OR MASKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM FOR SECURITY REASONS**

ENTIRE MUSEUM IS OPEN | CASH BAR

ALL NIGHT LONG
6-9 pm
Artist Display | Atrium
North Shore native Chris Coulon aka Tall Boy shows off some of his latest work.

Art Making | Studio 1, Create Space
Salem artist Drew Meger, owner and creator of The Corey Press, helps you print a one-of-a-kind horror poster featuring original designs of classic characters seen in the It’s Alive exhibition. 

DJ | Atrium
DJ Zombi keeps the Atrium rocking all night long. 

Ghoulish Eats & Spine-Chilling Cocktails | Atrium
Enjoy delicious bites prepared by the Hawthorne Hotel. Tonight’s menu includes Mummy Dogs with jalapeno beer cheese ($6), Toxic Mac n’ Cheese with spinach and fresh herbs ($8), and more. Make sure you grab a Dracula’s Kiss cocktail at the bar! ($8)

Lost in Space Chariot | Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
One of the most iconic sci-fi vehicles of all time and favorite of fans around the world, "The Chariot" from the hit 1965 TV show “Lost in Space” makes its way to PEM/PM.

Photo Booth | Atrium
Capture your spooktacular night with a photo!

Women in Horror Expo | Atrium
Featuring works by local artists and creatives Allison White, Amber Newberry, Laurie Moran, and Leeann Leftwich.

The Parksville Murders, Episode 1: A VR Opera Horror Series | Atrium
Two young women wake up confused and terrified in a dark, surreal, music-filled world of incongruities and evil intentions. As The Watchers descend upon them, one woman fights her way out, only to find that ‘out’ might be yet another illusion in this horrific, virtual universe. Will you help her? (Run time is 9 min 50 sec)

7 & 8 pm
Live Performance | Atrium
Scary Mary and the Audio Corsette reunite for one night only!

8:30 pm
Feature Performance | Atrium
A composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings, M. Lamar takes the PEM/PM stage.

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After-hours screening of Night of the Living Dead honoring Duane Jones with the inaugural Salem Horror Award begins at 9pm. 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
America: The year is 1968. The Cold War is approaching détente, the Civil Rights Movement is winding down, Vietnam continues to escalate… And then come the zombies, creeping in through the cracks in American life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the walls give way to a ravenous zombie horde.

* This screening will honor Duane Jones as the Salem Horror Award for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the first positive portrayals of a person of color on the big screen.

**PLEASE NOTE: NO FULL-FACE MAKEUP OR MASKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM FOR SECURITY REASONS**