Since 1995, Joe Camarota, an engineer and former casino construction official, has been working on the idea of melding the horror genre with a restaurant to create something called the “Hollywood Horror Cafe,” which would be a horror-themed restaurant and wax museum. He later teamed up with West Coast wax sculptor and special effects expert Henry Alvarez and movie fine arts collector Delbert Winans to pursue a similar concept that would bring it all to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
They were brought together by Sara Karloff, daughter of Hollywood horror legend Boris Karloff. Another famous horror movie name, Lugosi, also is part of the project. Bela Lugosi Jr., a California attorney and son of one of the best-known horror actors in the genre’s history, has provided legal assistance for the development group.
Sara Karloff and Bela Lugosi Jr. also have agreed to help the group through their entertainment industry contacts and with licensing deals for horror memorabilia from the Karloff and Lugosi estates, Camarota said.
Read more at the Press of Atlantic City.