Horror writer’s ‘Death Collection’ to be unveiled at Northwestern November 1, 2013 – Posted in: books, Libraries, Photography

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Northwestern University is set to unveil a collection of death related goodies courtesy of noted horror novelist and screen writer Michael McEachern McDowell.

McDowell wrote dozens of novels and the screenplays for Stephen King’s novel “Thinner” and director Tim Burton’s movies “Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He also wrote episodes for such  television shows as “Tales from the Darkside” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

Needless to say McDowell was very qualified for such an undertaking.

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 The hanging of the co-conspirators in the Abraham Lincoln assassination in Washington, DC.


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The collection is comprised of 76 boxes of material featuring everything from books and photos to coffins and death pins.

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  Broach like pins worn by women after the death of a loved one


What a way to celebrate the Day of the Dead!

All images by M. Spencer Green/AP

AP story: School to unveil writers death collection 


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