How would you like to own a piece of slasher movie history…? For the right price, of course.
Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street revitalised the slasher sub-genre upon its release in 1984. The movies surrounding it had become formulaic in the previous 5 years, and Craven’s dream demon Freddy Krueger presented a new and terrifying spin on that formula.
As iconic as Freddy’s burn scarred visage is, his signature weapon, a glove capped with razor fingers, is what people really remember. This weapon, alongside a chilling performance by Robert Englund, immediately turned Freddy into a horror icon.
Now, the original hero glove prop from Craven’s 1984 classic and its 1985 sequel is going up for auction via Propstore, along with an original sketch by creator Jim Doyle. The piece has been screen-matched and painstakingly verified as one that was used on-set, and can be seen multiple times in both films.
“The glove armour and razor blade fingers screen-match to multiple shots in the seminal, genre-defining A Nightmare on Elm Street film, as well as multiple shots and publicity photos from the sequel. The original designer Jim Doyle and fabricator Lou Carlucci of this unforgettable piece have confirmed that this was the sole hero glove with metal blades fabricated for the original film and re-used in the sequel; two stunt gloves with plastic blades were also created.”
“This piece was also utilized as a reference to production on the third Nightmare film, but the original leather glove element of the piece was lost to time and additional paintwork (since removed) was applied. The original metalwork is currently presented on a replica leather glove.”
Active bidding on this piece of horror history is set to begin November 9th, with the highest current absentee bid sitting at a cool $100,000. Will active bidding go even higher? We’ll let you know the final result!