Category Archives: Cool shit to buy

“The Shining” Ax, “Jaws” Prop Fin, and More Up For Auction to Collectors!

Horror movie memorabilia and the horror fandom go hand in hand in a beautiful unholy matrimony of genre devotion; and now a couple of super lucky, and assumingly rich, fans get to own some of horror flick’s most coveted props.

I’m already insanely jealous.

The prop ax that Jack Nicholson used on-screen in the film is now available on the auction website Gotta Have Rock and Roll. The prop comes with “a 25 x 2.5 x 40.5 shadow box frame with photos from the film” for display and multiple documents that certify authenticity. At the time of writing this little diddy, a little less than a week remains on the auction, with the current bid standing at $60,000 with only three bidders waging war like Jack smashing down a door.

More attainable however financially speaking for us peasants, is a really cool JAWS prop fin. It’s described as in “very good condition” and of course also comes with a certificate of authenticity. Even better, there NO BIDS on this as of currently, which is wild to me as the minimum bid is only $1,000. Considering everything, that’s not a bad deal.

Anyways, if you have some money to blow, I wouldn’t be mad if you used it on this my nostalgic nuggets. Happy auctioning!

Kawhi Leonard Goosebumps Sneakers Dropping This Week From New Balance!

Credit: New Balance

Along with “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark“, R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” books were the ultimate horror gateway for young kids looking to expand their minds into a dark, but fun world of the genre. So, it’s no surprise here that we, now adults, nostalgic-driven fans have been getting hot doses of our childhood in cool collabs such as Horror Vans and cookbooks featuring the Garbage Pail Kids. Add to that now New Balance along with a collab with NBA Superstar and Goosebumps superfan Kawhi Leonard with a sneakerhead drop of Monster Blood proportions- The Goosebumps New Balance Sneaker!

According to SportsKeeda.com, The Goosebumps sneaker is scheduled to drop this month on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 10.00 am EST on the New Balance site and Footlocker.

Decked out with spooky Stine details, the shoe is a fine way to help celebrate the Goosebumps line of literary gold, which actually turns the dirty 30 this year!

“An American Werewolf In London” Bites Its Way Into 4k!

This Spring, Arrow Video unleashes An American Werewolf in London to take a bite out of 4K!

Directed by John Landis, this horror-comedy tells the story of two friends (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) that are viciously attacked by a wolf-like creature while backpacking through England. One friend dies while the other suffers a much worse fate – he becomes a werewolf. Featuring a gnarly and bone-shattering transformation scene, An American Werewolf in London set the gold standard for which all other werewolf films strive to be with Film School Rejects calling “a quintessential horror text when it comes to both lycanthropy and practical effects.” This UHD release includes a brand new 4K restoration completed by Arrow Films from the original camera negative. Special features include documentaries, audio commentaries, interviews, and limited edition 60-page, a perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann and Simon Ward, archival articles, and original reviews.

Bonus Materials

  • Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis
  • Audio commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
  • Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, a feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
  • An American Filmmaker in London, an interview with John Landis in which he reflects on British cinema and his time working in Britain
  • I Think He’s a Jew: The Werewolf’s Secret, a video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis’ film explores Jewish identity
  • The Werewolf’s Call, Corin Hardy, director of The Hallow and The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis’ film
  • Wares of the Wolf, a featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film
  • Beware the Moon, Paul Davis’ acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis’ film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews
  • An American Werewolf in Bob’s Basement and Causing a Disturbance: Piccadilly Revisited, two 2008 featurettes filmed by Paul Davis
  • Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the film’s production
  • An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film
  • Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film
  • I Walked with a Werewolf, an archival interview with Rick Baker about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films
  • Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker’s workshop showing the casting of David Naughton’s hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards featurette
  • Original trailer and teaser plus TV and radio spots
  • Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition 60-page, perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews

An American Werewolf In London in 4k is set to be released March 15th, 2022 through MVD and Arrow Video. You can pre-order your 4k or standard Blu-Ray here now!