Creature Feature: The Termite Monster Comes to Life at Hammond Castle Museum
Join us this Halloween season as we 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.
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.
Hammond and Horror is a temporary exhibit featuring select pieces of Hammond’s genre writings maintained within the Museum’s collection. Believed to have all been written between the 30s and 50’s, Hammond wrote approximately 20 various pieces of fiction during his years at the Castle. 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. Guest may purchase general admission tickets to view the exhibit. Tickets are available online at Hammondcastle.org.