The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (HSPPA) is a nonprofit organisation that aims to preserve film history by bringing screen-used props and wardrobe from genre movies to public settings for fans to see up close and in person. For more information on HSPPA, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheHSPPA
While tens of thousands of patrons have had the opportunity to see this impressive collection on display at conventions and theaters around North America, not everyone, including myself, has had the opportunity to experience the exhibition. Their upcoming book The HSPPA Volume Two: Planet of the Props will bring the exhibition to you.
“The HSPPA isn’t just a display of objects from movies, it’s a showcase of iconic items that have an incredible meaning to different people. Films touch us on a truly emotional, personal level….we connect, we relate, they can mark a time in our lives of significance. It’s these moments that makes The HSPPA more than just a showcase….it’s the personal aspect.” – James Azrael, Head Curator & Founder of The HSPPA
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 t-shirts, enamel pins, buttons, coasters, and book plates signed by all of the contributors 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 Volume Two: Planet of the Props.
Special guests Christopher Durand (Halloween H20), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), Nick Benson (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master), and Daniel Emery Taylor (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: Planet of the Props is due for release in May. In the interim, The HSPPA Volume One: The Props Awaken is available now from Amazon.com.