Good News, Horror Fans: You Can Buy A Scrap Of Pinhead's Skin
Here at Cracked, we’re always on the lookout for exciting pieces of movie memorabilia going up for sale, like a rotting Ninja Turtle costume, or a creepy Munchkin scalp, or Ferris Bueller’s sweet Ferrari that was secretly total garbage. Well, we just noticed another interesting piece of Hollywood history that is available to purchase online: Pinhead skin.
Remember Pinhead, the iconic cenobite from Hellraiser? Well, for just 350 bucks, you can buy a small flake of his skin, presumably for horror fans who have already acquired Freddy Krueger’s toenail clippings and a clump of hair from Candyman’s shower drain.
Despite the hefty price tag, this minuscule scrap of “prosthetic foam latex” isn’t from the first Hellraiser movie, or even the second or the third. It’s from the tenth goddamn movie: 2018’s Hellraiser: Judgment. And Pinhead wasn’t even played by original actor Douglas Bradley because, according to reports, the production recast the role after refusing to give into Bradley’s “demands” to … read the script. The budget of the straight-to-video film was just $350,000 -- or in other words, only a thousand times the cost of this tiny snippet of latex.
The same seller is also offering up a piece of the queen’s nest from Aliens, a bit of fabric from Fox Mulder’s shirt, and a $1200 rock that was apparently seen in the movie It. Luckily it’s made out of some kind of rubber and comes with a certificate of authenticity, assuage any fears that this is just an ordinary rock from someone’s front lawn.
Other people are selling similarly minute cinematic artifacts such as “authentic” Chewbacca hair and drops of Quint’s blood from Jaws in case any cinephiles want to take a stab at cloning these ‘70s movie icons.
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