From the evil clown head in Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist to a lifelike fish puppet from Joe Dante's Piranha, the upcoming Prop Store auction features items of interest for the horror fan looking to add something new to their mantel.

Taking place at the ODEON BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London on Wednesday, September 23rd—and currently underway online—Prop Store's memorabilia auction features items from over 150 films and TV shows. Below are some of the horror and fantasy highlights from the auction, and to learn more, visit:

"Over 450 lots of original props, costumes and rare production material from more than 150 films and television shows will be auctioned at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London. The spectacular live event will feature an interactive webcast with bidding available online, by phone or in person.

Prop Store and ODEON will also present a 2 week, museum-grade, free-to-enter exhibition showcasing over 250 of the auction lots. This display will allow visitors the opportunity to get up close with these incredible pieces of entertainment history. The exhibition is open 9th – 23rd September at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XR."

Piranha (1978): "A prop piranha puppet from Joe Dante’s horror film, Piranha. Flesh-eating piranhas were seen throughout the film as they attacked the peaceful guests of a summer resort."

Poltergeist (1982): "An original production-made evil clown head from Tobe Hooper’s horror classic Poltergeist. This head was made for the terrifying scene in which Robbie Freeling’s (Oliver Robins) toy clown came to life and dragged the boy under the bed where it tried to strangle him."

Legend: "A Darkness puppet from Ridley Scott’s Legend. The puppet was used for the final sequences of the film as the Darkness (Tim Curry) was banished back to his dimension. This scene, approximately five seconds long, was not present in the initial European release but was restored to the U.S. and director’s cuts."

The Nightmare Before Christmas: "A detachable Sally face from Henry Selick’s stop-motion musical The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sally (voiced by Catherine O’Hara) appeared throughout the film as Jack Skellington’s most trusted friend and ally."

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