Horror Film Props Auction

For fans of horror films, this is your chance to take something home from a variety of film classics or recent releases. If you live in California, you can see the props for yourself next Saturday, or you can go on-line and still be a part of this unique event. Press release below.

Premiere Props announced Friday that the live horror-themed charity auction of never before seen movie props and costumes just got bigger! Presented by Fangoria, DreadCentral.com and hosted by Ryan “Rotten” Turek from ShockTillYouDrop.com the live auction will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Premiere Props’ warehouse in El Segundo, California (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245) with proceeds to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation. There will be a preview from 9am – 11am, and the auction will begin at 11am. As a special treat, bidders who come down to Premiere Props’ warehouse will have the opportunity to meet Charles Band, horror film producer of The Gingerdead Man, Subspecies, The Puppet Master Feature Film Series ,Ghoulies ,Evil Bong, Trancers and many more.

Film fans and collectors will have the chance to own rare costumes and props from fan favorites including Evil Bong, Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge,  The Cave, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Quarantine, Lakeview Terrace, Wrong Turn, Cloverfield, Captivity, The Mummy Returns, One Missed Call, Ancient, Red Dragon, The Simpsons Halloween Special XII, Resident Evil: Extinction, Underworld Evolution  and many, many more!  Also, rare back issues of  Fangoria, have been added to the list of items up for bid.

Several hundred props from horror classics will be auctioned off with a set portion of the proceeds benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The charity auction will feature movie collectibles and props including:
·        Aeon Flux- An action Monican assault rifle prop used by a hit team member in the film.
·        Captivity-Jen’s (Elisha Cuthbert) hero brown fuzzy w/ sheer white/brown bow teddy bear.
·        Captivity-Jen’s (Elisha Cuthbert) hero silver blender used to feed pureed flesh.
·        Evil Bong-Original movie prop from the stoner-horror film starring Tommy Chong.
·        Lakeview Terrace- Abel’s (Samuel Jackson) camel tan silk “Coconut Grove” 2 button sport coat, cement gray w/ front pleat “John W. Nordstrom” cuffed pants.
·        Lakeview Terrace- Abel’s (Samuel Jackson) screen worn hero police officer uniform and many more of Abel’s hero costumes!
·        Cloverfield-Hud’s (T.J. Miller) screen worn hero costume. Includes a soiled and bloodstained light-blue “Ben Sherman” button-up shirt.
·        Cloverfield- Rob’s (Michael Stahl-David) screen worn hero costume. Features a blue and white striped button up “John Varvatos USA” shirt” with blood stains and holes.
·        Ghoulies-Fish Ghoulie from the original mold. Notorious Ghoulie that pops out of the toilet! Signed and dated by the FX creator John Carl Buechler and producer Charles Band. Comes with original poster.
·        Grindhouse-Stuntman Mike’s (Kurt Russell) “Death Proof” screen worn costume, including a black “American Apparel” t-shirt and a pair of “Levi” blue jeans.
·        Rob Zombie’s Halloween-Michael Myer’s (Tyler Mane) tattered grey bath robe.
·        Hell Ride-A “Sears” wooden suit case with four playing cards glued on the front.
·        Hell Ride-A fleet of working motorcycles from the movie, including classic antique Indian Chief Motorcycles, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and more!
·        Jurassic Park-A limited edition boxed set of nine offset lithographic prints of the Jurassic Park dinosaurs.
·        One Missed Call-Beth’s (Shannyn Sossamon) “Banana Republic” cardigan, “J Crew” wide neck shirt and “Club Monaco” pants.
·          Puppet Master-Blade, Leech Woman, Decapitron and Torch
original 1:1 scale replica puppets from the early Puppet Master
films.
·        Quarantine-  Jake’s (Jay Hernandez) bloody, yellow zip up jacket with neon yellow/white reflective stripes and a neon yellow “Morning Pride” patch on the right side of the jacket.
·        Sleepy Hollow-A screen used wooden cross which reads “Jonathan Masbeth” (Mark Spalding) across it.
·        The Cave-The actual full size animatronic monster from
The Cave.
·        The Eye-Sydney’s (Jessica Alba) long sleeve blouse and pinstripe pants.
·       The Gingerdead Man Puppet-Angry cookie from the original mold – inhabited by the spirit of crazy Gary Busey from the notorious film The Gingerdead Man.
·        The Mummy Returns-A giant Egyptian-style tablet that has been studio-distressed.
·        The Simpsons-An original production cell of Bart as Harry Potter wizard in “Treehouse of Horror XII.”
·        Underworld Evolution-Selene’s (Kate Beckinsale) screen used boot knife.

“We are excited to be partnering with Charles Band, Fangoria, DreadCentral.com and ShockTillYouDrop.com for the scariest horror-filled auction ever,” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Marketing for Premiere Props.  “Collectors will be amazed with the rare horror super hero costumes and movie memorabilia that will be up for bid.”

“I’ve collected movie props and original art from the moment I started to make movies! I’ve also set aside hundreds of items from my own films over the years. I’m excited to see some of these items go up for sale on October 11th thru the great dudes at Premiere Props! I also look forward to meeting fellow collectors on that day,” Charles Band, Founder of Full Moon Features.

“We always aim to bring our fans and readers the best when it comes to horror, and Premiere Props offers the best horror-themed items without costing you an arm and a leg,” Tony Timpone, Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria.

“There’s no question Premiere Props has established itself as the leading resource of horror and film memorabilia. No one does a better job when it comes to offering fans a chance to own their favorite bit of haunted history. The opportunity to work with them is one that we jumped at quicker than a cat-scare, and we look forward to providing collectors with final cut prices on all things that have gone bump in the night on the big screen,” Steve Barton, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of DreadCentral.com.

“Next to being on the set of a film, owning a piece of your favorite horror production is about one of the coolest bragging rights to have.  Premiere Props helps you make that happen by offering up for auction a multitude of screen-used items.  Reproduced collectibles be damned, there’s nothing better than the real thing,” Ryan “Rotten” Turek, Managing Editor of ShockTillYouDrop.com.

Bidding is available live worldwide with live streaming video and audio of the auction on PremiereProps.com.   The live auction catalog is now up and hundreds more lots will be added to this great event! Be sure to   register now online if you will be bidding live for pre-approved status. If you are planning to attend in person please   register now to be our special VIP guest at the show. For phone bidding please call (310) 322-PROP (pre-registration is required). The auction preview period is from 9:00am PST to 11:00am PST and the auction begins at 11:00am PST.

Image: Never Late Again!

Well, at least as far as Robert Kirkman is concerned. The new Image partner is certainly confident, and giving his fans what they want – trustworthy release dates. That’s not something even the Big Two can guarantee. Gotta love the guy. He’s clearly passionate about keeping comics readers happy, and creating new ones at the same time. From Image’s press release:

Starting this January, Robert Kirkman gives his books the one thing fans have demanded for years – guaranteed ship dates!

“That’s right, kids, this time it’s for real,” said Kirkman. “Every single one of my titles – WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN and BRIT – will now be guaranteed to ship by their solicited date. This isn’t an empty promise and I’ve taken that extra step of hiring Aubrey Sitterson, an editor for my entire line, a guy you may know from his days at Marvel.”

Aubrey Sitterson, who first worked with Kirkman on titles such as THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN and MARVEL TEAM-UP, has been quietly working with Kirkman for the last several months, ensuring the upcoming resolicited books hit their target date.

Sitterson said, “I spent years wrangling Robert at the House of Ideas. Now, I’m champing at the bit to crack the whip and mix whatever metaphors necessary to get every last one of his books out on time – no exceptions and no excuses!”

The guaranteed ship dates will begin this January, with ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #12, BRIT #12, INVINCIBLE #58 and THE WALKING DEAD #57.

Kirkman and Marz at the Station

In my continuing effort of shameless promotion, here is my article about Walking Dead & Invincible creator Robert Kirkman’s recent plea for creator-owned properties, and my interview with legendary writer Ron Marz about his groovy new series Dragon Prince. There’s also my review of Station #3, BOOM!’s excellent thriller in a space station title.