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‘Nightmare on Elm Street’: Freddy’s Iconic Glove Up For Sale

‘Nightmare on Elm Street’: Freddy’s Iconic Glove Up For Sale

Nightmare on Elm Street’s most iconic prop, Freddy Krueger’s sinister razor blade finger glove, is up for sale. According to the auction listing at Propstoreauction, was used in the original film. The prop was also worn in the second installment of the series, subtitled Freddy’s Revenge. However, the metal parts are all that remains of the original piece. The listing states that the metal parts are on a replica glove. It appears the original fabric parts are all long since gone.

The original designer, Jim Doyle, and fabricator, Lou Carlucci confirmed that this iconic piece is the sole actor-worn glove with metal blades made for the original film and reused in the sequel. Additionally, two stunt gloves with plastic blades were also created.

Included is Mechanical Special Effects Coordinator Jim Doyle’s original hand-drawn schematic for the iconic glove, approved by director Craven. Two Letters of Authenticity from glove fabricator Lou Carlucci and glove designer Jim Doyle confirm it as the only metal-bladed glove made for A Nightmare on Elm Street. This is the original, first-ever screen-used version of one of the most recognizable film props in horror history. However, if you want to score this piece, you better have deep pockets. The current bid is over $100,000. The bidding is set to end on November 9th.

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Remains a Hallmark of Horror After Four Decades

Created by master of horror Wes Craven, A Nightmare on Elm Street is widely regarded as one of the most exceptional movies of the genre. The tremendous success of the film paved the way for six sequels, a television series, and a crossover movie with Friday the 13th. The franchise rebooted in 2010 with a new actor playing Freddy. However, the film didn’t garner any sequels.

The iconic character of Freddy Krueger, known for his burned face and lethal glove, has achieved legendary status in the realm of horror. Such was his popularity that he inspired video games, dolls, and trading cards. Freddy actor Robert Englund even appeared on The Simpsons as the character. Englund most recently appeared in full make-up as Freddy in a 2018 episode of The Goldbergs.

The film was chosen by the Library of Congress in 2021 to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry due to its significant cultural, historical, and aesthetic value. The franchise helped launch the careers of actors like Johnny Deep and Rooney Mara. It also helped filmmakers like Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and action director Renny Harlan break into the business.