Thursday, December 8, 2011

Props

I've gone on and on about the Space Jockey prop featured in Ridley Scott's Alien film.


A brilliant Giger concept sculpted by Brian Muir and Peter Voysey.

So I was thinking about the Greats. The props that deserve to be on a Top 10 list.
The Poltergeist Ghost surely would be on there.
Pumpkinhead too.
And Giger's Alien and Winston's Alien Queen.

What else?

Image from Brian Muir's site.

21 comments:

wicKED said...

How about a terminator? The titanium walking skeletons always creeped me out. I am also partial to the scarecrow in Sleepy Hollow.

Rot said...

Absolutely on both counts.

JHMDF said...

Any of the forms that The Thing took were fantastic, but the version where it was on the table and chopped the Doc's arms off was perfect. Pyramid Head from Silent Hill is one of my favs too.

PlainField Scarecrow said...

American Werefolf in London. Oh, and any Rob Botten props from the remake of The Thing.

Marrow said...

The kennel-thing/flesh-flower in 'The Thing'. Original, of course.

The face-ripped-in-half-by-a-zombie-baby prop in 'Dead-Alive' (kiwi pride).

And absolutely everything in 'SWAMP FOETUS'.

:)

Jon said...

This might be a stretch, but that split second that we see Dracula in humanoid bat form in Bram Stoker's Dracula was probably my favorite moment in that film.

Not exactly a classic scene in horror film, but I've always loved it.

roep0013 said...

The alien crab head from The Thing.

Jon said...

Also: JODY THE PIG

Two blinking, red eyes. That's all it took.

NoahFentz said...

I quickly read your post and started listing actors with make up such as Tim Curry as Darkness but realized you asked for props. Most likely non CGI. All I can think of is The Thing and the Baby from Eraserhead.

Good post....waiting to hear more responses...

Jay's Shadow said...

The Underworld movies have some great props in the also, the Lycans(in my opinon) were very well done.

The Predator movies have some good ones....

And who can forget all of the great Halloween props in Trick or Treat....

Word verification: hoohing

The sound we make when we see all of these memorable props

crudedoodle.com said...

i know it's not a horror but it was for me: that giant alien at the end of close encounters of the third kind. That spider-legged abomination that still scares me if i think about it.

Wikkedmoon said...

Ditto to the terminator guys. The fact that they just kept coming and could not be stopped.

Wikkedmoon said...

How about the alien in the first Alien movie? All drippy and snotty and such.

Peeper Beeper said...

The Giant Lobster rapist from John Water's 1970 film "Multiple Maniacs".

Rot said...

These are all GREAT.
We need a prop renaissance in Hollywood. Most of these are pre-90's. That's crazy.

It really does show just another bad side effect of CGI.

Hallowaltz said...

The baby from Eraserhead

Jon said...

How could I forget the puzzle box from Hellraiser?

Rot said...

Freddy's finger knives!

crudedoodle.com said...

that dog from body snatchers. That horrible horrible dog.

Autumnleaf said...

Nostromo was pretty cool too.

Dave Lowe said...

Hoo boy, don't get me started on favorite props, the list would never end. But since yours is a Halloween themed blog. These are just some of my favorite creepy ones...

The corpse headed cup/chalice of Kali from Temple of Doom (the one Indy was forced to drink from).

The Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror.

The Atlantean warrior skeleton in the crypt from the first Conan the Barbarian movie were he found his sword.

The grim reaper monument in the graveyard scene in the original Karloff Frankenstein.