Not just for Halloween or Instagram: ‘I Like Scary Movies’ is horror as art installation
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Not just for Halloween or Instagram: ‘I Like Scary Movies’ is horror as art installation

Cynthia Salazar, left, and Chelsea Salazar pose for a picture at the “I Like Scary Movies” art exhibit in downtown Los Angeles. “I Like Scary Movies” is the rare art installation where guests are encouraged to touch everything. In fact, creator and experiential artist Maximillian designed each set piece, which includes memorable moments from the horror movies “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Shining,” “Friday the 13th,” “It” and “Beetlejuice,” with interactivity in mind. “We encourage everyone to touch everything like the creepy Freddy [Krueger] skin and the blades on his glove,” Maximillian says. “There’s a huge satisfaction to knowing that people can get a whole different level of sensory experience being able to touch something and see what it’s made of.” Inside the massive installation space at the HD Buttercup DTLA building, guests are encouraged to walk through tunnels and across bridges and to climb into coffins and couches, snapping selfies along the way. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 17, is produced by Ultra Productions and inspired by horror movies from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. Despite the scary elements, the installation is not designed as a traditional Halloween-themed jump-scare haunt or even a pop-up photo […]

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