The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (HSPPA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve filmic history by bringing screen-used props and wardrobe from genre movies to public settings for fans to see up close and in person.
While tens of thousands of patrons have seen HSPPA’s impressive collection on display at conventions and theaters around the country, not everyone has had the opportunity to experience the exhibition. The upcoming book The HSPPA: Volume Two – Planet of the Props will bring the exhibition to you.
The 150-page, full-color paperback, signed by author/curator James Azrael, can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter
until January 23
, after which they will go into production. Limited edition shirts, enamel pins, buttons, coasters, and book plates signed by all of the contributors – including the special guests mentioned below – are also available.
The book contains high-resolution images of props from the HSPPA collection and featured exhibitors, along with anecdotes about the items. Halloween H20, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Jason X, Silent Hill, Punisher: War Zone, Spawn, and Batman Returns are just some of the films from which rare items are on display in the book.
Special guests Christopher Durand (Michael Myers in Halloween H20), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer in Hellraiser), Nick Benson (special effects artist on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4), and Daniel Emery Taylor (actor in The Return of Swamp Thing) are among those who share props from their collections – and the personal stories that accompany them.
The HSPPA: Volume Two
is due for release in May. In the interim, The HSPPA: Volume One – The Props Awaken
is available now