Movies get made, props are used, then they disappear. Famously, the original mask and suit from Halloween 1 and 2 was given to stuntman, actor, and recipient of the “Best Name In The History Of Mankind Award”, Dick Warlock. He didn’t give it back when Halloween 4 rolled around, so they needed to make some new masks. The glove from A Nightmare On Elm Street ended up on the set of The Evil Dead II in the background, and also disappeared. Since these two incidents, props are much more protected like the films they’re in.

Famous Horror Props Go Up For Auction

If you want to get a Power Ranger’s helmet from their various series, you’ll have to break into the Fort Knox of Saban Films. That’s why it’s so awesome and exciting that some incredibly famous props from throughout horror’s history are up for auction. Our friends from Bloody Disgusting detailed the highlights of an upcoming auction. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rick Baker-created Screen-matched Mutant Warmonger Mask and Helmet from An American Werewolf in London (1981). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($55,080 – $82,620)
  • Michael Myers’ (Brad Loree) Mask from Halloween: Resurrection (2002). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($27,540 – $41,310)
  • Freddy Krueger’s (Robert Englund) Razor Finger Glove from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($27,540 – $41,310)
  • Full-size Santi Display Figure from The Devil’s Backbone (2001). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($20,655 – $27,540)
  • Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) Hat from Freddy vs. Jason (2003). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($20,655 – $27,540)
  • Jason Hockey Mask from Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($20,655 – $27,540)
  • Lament Configuration Puzzle Box from Hellraiser (1987). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($13,770 – $20,655)
  • Freddy Krueger’s (Robert Englund) Sweater from Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994). Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($11,016 – $16,524)
  • Michael Myers’ (Tyler Mane) Hero Knife from Halloween II (2009). Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($8,262 – $11,016)
  • Gremlin Puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($6,885 – $9,639)

If you want to make bids on some of these props check out their website:

What Prop Would Be The Coolest To Own?

If we’ve seen anything from shows like Creepshow, the market for nostalgic and cool props from films crosses over with fandom. Some might say the Necronomicon from the Evil Dead movies. As you can see from the estimated prices above, these items are not cheap. And this is only one auction, there’s tons of other items out there that exist. My favorite horror franchise ever is A Nightmare On Elm Street. Owning one of Freddy’s actual gloves from those films would be a dream come true.

The original Halloween Michael Myers mask (if it hasn’t disintegrated into dust from all the smoking and decay on set) would likely fetch record prices at auction. It is a shame that the creators of these great items don’t have them in THEIR possession. These are works of art in the field of props and costuming. Something like Freddy’s glove took work and dedication from that team.

Owning a piece of film history like this is what drives so many of us to have posters, images, Blu-Rays, toys, mock props, and more in our living spaces. Most of these are outside the average horror fan’s budget, but here’s to hoping some of you out there can get a piece of horror history. Some pieces like Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining have gone for upwards of $200,000 at auction before. If someone wants a piece of horror history, they’ll pony up the money for it.

What famous horror movie prop would you want to own?

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