Terror Daves on the Road: Acme Design, Inc.


This year’s Daves’ get-together, though predominantly concerned with visiting zoos, also includes some visits to some great places showcasing our other love, horror and science fiction. Over a year ago Dave visited a place called ACME Design, Inc.,a company that specializes in re-creating some amazing horror and science fiction icons as well as designing and making the new coffin used my national horror host, Svengoolie (to see how this was made click HERE). To see Dave’s original post, please click HERE! Thanks to the hard work Dave put in scheduling our itinerary for this two-week trip, I was finally able to not only finally visit ACME Design myself, but I was also able to finally meet Elizabeth Haney, who not only works at this amazing place, but also took time out of her busy schedule to not only give me the grand tour (and it is very grand) but to also have lunch with us. I cannot thank her enough for her hospitality and kindness.

What’s difficult about a post like this is that there are no words that can describe in any degree of justification what is housed in this building, from the full size replica props (as well as some originals too), to the complicated machines used to make these amazing items to the full size recreation of a 50’s style diner in the basement. It is all eye candy in the purest sense and the only way to fully appreciate it is to see it in person! Every corner I turned was an “Ooooh” or “Aaaah” moment and if you pass by the same area twice, you will most definitely see something you missed the first time. I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves…ENJOY!

















~David Albaugh

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