I bet you have great ax-pectations for this piece. I promise you, it will not be a hatchet job.
So there’s this ax, well, a faux ax. An ax made of foam and resin (light, easy to swing) painted to look real and aged, perhaps haunted by the spirits that made it evil, for it certainly is. And it is definitely perfect for chopping down bathroom doors as you get home from work and are looking casually for your partner to show them your neat new ax.
This ax is perfect for that.
This is the ax Jack Nicholson used to torment Shelley Duvall in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece, “The Shining.”
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You’re here so you obviously want to know what this bit of film memorabilia sold for. Well, it went for $175,000, according to TMZ.
Yep, just $175,000.
This is the ax that killed Scatman Crothers.
He was axed in the chest. All the way to death. I cried. I can admit it.
Auctioned off by Gotta Have Rock and Roll Auctions earlier this year, the ax was purchased by a wealthy, anonymous businessman who is reportedly a huge fan of the film. He outbid 12 others for the joy of owning a very expensive movie prop. Or did he?
According to news reports, the ax was donated to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. And 9News reports that it is the first major donation to The Stanley Film Center, which is expected to open in 2024 and will eventually house “a world-class collection of horror film items.”