Through the years, many iconic screen-worn items have gone up for auction, including Walter White’s tighty whities from Breaking Bad, Captain America’s iconic shield used throughout his appearances in the MCU, and now, even Freddy Krueger’s glove. According to the horror entertainment site Bloody Disgusting.com, the prop has been verified authentic and is set to hit the auction block on Thursday, November 9. If you’re a horror fanatic with a strong urge to collect a piece of cinema history and have a six-figure sum burning a hole in your pocket, you can begin placing your bid right away!
One of the most iconic props in slasher history, Freddy Krueger’s bladed glove, is available to purchase at auction.
The Freddy Krueger glove is available to purchase through the auction site Propstore, which also provides access to a number of high-profile props, including those seen in The Goldbergs, Star Trek: Picard, and the Netflix Marvel shows which preceded the advent of Disney+, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
The glove features the gruesome killer’s iconic razor blade-clad fingers and was originally worn by Robert Englund in Wes Craven’s original Nightmare on Elm Street. The glove is almost entirely presented in its original on-screen aesthetic, with a few minor changes made for posterity.
In addition to the Freddy Krueger glove, the Propstore auction also has lots available for Krueger’s screen-worn hat, as well as a prosthetic arm with four fingers chopped off.
The Freddy Krueger glove in question contains replica rings that bind the armored blades to the refurbished leatherwork, as the original leather has been damaged in the nearly four decades since the film was released. In addition to being used in the filming of the 1984 original Nightmare on Elm Street, the Freddy Krueger glove was also used in the Jack Scolder-helmed sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. The prop is set to be provided alongside a set of original hand-drawn design schematics used to model the glove by the prop department.
The prop was designed by Jim Doyle in collaboration with famed Hollywood fabricator Lou Carlucci in order to bring the epic slasher to life on the screen. Multiple gloves of varying materials were used in the production, including stunt gloves, which utilized plastic blades in place of the more dangerous metal. The schematics included with the winning bid were hand drawn by Doyle in pencil and ink on graph paper, alongside a pair of certificates verifying the Freddy Krueger glove’s on-screen authenticity.
The Freddy Krueger glove in question contains replica rings that bind the armored blades to the refurbished leatherwork, as the original leather has been damaged in the nearly four decades since the film was released.
Those looking to place a bid would be well advised to temper their expectations, unfortunately, as the current absentee bid starts at £100,000, with the lot expected to reach highs of £200,000 – £400,000. In addition to the Freddy Krueger glove, the Propstore auction also has lots available for Krueger’s screen-worn hat, as well as a prosthetic arm with four fingers chopped off. The auction site also holds a host of other high-priced pieces of slasher movie history, including murder weapons utilized by Jason Vorhees, Alien xenomorphs, and many others.
If you are truly prepared to drop a six-figure sum on the esteemed ownership of the Freddy Krueger glove, the auction is set to end by November 9, providing you with plenty of time to take out a second mortgage on your home. In the meantime, be kind to any school custodians you cross paths with, and try not to go to sleep, or you may wind up encountering a not-so-pleasant iteration of the bladed glove.