6 Disembodied Faces
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Remember Anne Ramsey? Sure you do. Angry gal, about yea high, always sounds like she just came from the dentist. If you've seen The Goonies, it's impossible to forget her:
Many a boy lost their libido to that face.
In Throw Momma From the Train, Ramsey plays a woman who may or may not be in danger of being hurled from a speeding locomotive. The movie employed body doubles for the scenes in which the film title's demands are met. Since no one in Hollywood looks like Anne Ramsey, special masks were sculpted for the stuntmen. To put it mildly, they haven't aged well. Glue it to your dog's face, and surprise the neighbor's kids!
But honestly, it really is hard to sever a face and not have the result be the stuff of nightmares, even if the creature itself was adorable:
Oh you, you know what that is. As far as imaginary animals we want to own and love and pet all the time, Mogwais are up there with Care Bears and Pikachu.
"And never, ever, feed them after midnight."
"How about carving their faces off Cage/Travolta style? Is around sixish OK?"
The reason is that the creators of the Gremlins movies did wonders with animatronics. Each critter was hand-crafted and was capable of a ton of different facial expressions. The robotics couldn't do absolutely everything, though, so the Mogwais had swappable tragedy/comedy masks prepared according to the needs of the scene. Since there are logically more faces than full-blown Mogwai robots out there, it's more common that a Gremlins-related auction will contain something like this:
It's kinda like if Chucky and Gizmo had an unspeakable demonic love-child.
With no ears or eyes to speak of, these masks resemble trophies belonging to a Mogwai serial killer. If you don't want to look like the gremlin version of Ed Gein, your only recourse is to find a spare set of body parts on Earth's most cuddly black market.
Meanwhile, if you want to play supervillain, why, just buy Ron Perlman's Hellboy mask and mount it on the wall like a trophy:
"Kill ... me ..."
Speaking of superheroes ...
5 Batman's Gimp Suit and Terror Bust
"I'm Bortman the Damned."
It seems like you could pick any random prop from the Tim Burton Batman movies and wind up with something pretty cool. Or you could wind up with this terrifying bald lipstick-wearing bust of Michael Keaton, apparently used for wide shots of the Batmobile when there wasn't actually a human driving it. Stick it under the bed in the guest room for visiting family members to discover!
But of course, the ultimate prize from one of those films would be the suit itself -- forget some lame-ass Halloween costume, you can buy the real thing! Then you realize that, by just removing the emblem and the cape, Batman is basically running around beating up criminals in a gimp outfit. All that's missing is the ball gag and whip:
Also, the auction notes that this suit has seen several owners, so you can assume at least one of them thought to get freaky with it. Wouldn't you, if only to have the chance to use "Commissioner Gordon" as a safe word?