One of the cooler museums in Los Angeles-- if you're into blood, guts, and the macabre. It's pretty small, but they've got A LOT of stuff. Also kind of pricey ($10), but the curators are an awesome married couple so considering all the time (seriously, compiling collection has to span at least a couple of decades!) and effort put forth to the museum, $10 is pretty reasonable. Not recommended for the weak.
Originally located in San Diego, the Museum of Death moved to its current Hollywood location in the ’90s. The grisly collection includes photos from the Black Dahlia and Charles Manson crime scenes, continuously running films (a recruitment video from the Heaven’s Gate suicide cult, an embalmer’s how-to, footage of actual deaths), the art of serial killers John Wayne Gacy and Lawrence Bittaker, and the decapitated head of French murderer Henri Landru, who was guillotined in... More »