Today's eBay Prop-Watch pick is kind of a gimme. "Saw VI" is out on Friday. So what better item to feature than a prop from "Saw V"? Not that I can really speak from a position of experience; those "Saw" movies are far too gory for my fragile sensibilities to endure. I've got to give it up for the franchise though; all five previously released films in the series have grossed five times or more than their budget.
So today's Prop-Watch pick is from "Saw V." It might come as a surprise to learn that it isn't a piece of a Jigsaw puzzle/death trap. Nor is it a Jigsaw doll, an item which appears to be fairly popular on eBay. No... today's item is something completely different. And wholly terrifying. If I caught a glimpse of this on the street late at night, I would quickly run in the opposite direction. Screaming would be a distinct possibility. Hit the jump for a look at what might inspire such madness.
Hoffman's mask! I'm not really sure what the significance of that is, having never seen the movie, but it's really freaky looking pig mask. As it says in the description (spoilers, I guess): "This is the LEGENDARY PIG MASK that "HOFFMAN" (Costas Mandylor) WORE in the UNFORGETTABLE SCENE in SAW 5 when he and "JIGSAW" (Tobin Bell) ATTACKED and ABDUCTED "PAUL" - THE RAZOR WIRE MAN! "PAUL" (Mike Butters) was the man in the FAMOUS RAZOR WIRE TRAP IN SAW."
With little more than a day left in the auction and 23 standing bids, the price currently stands at $711. The item comes from Raybin Management, "the exclusive seller of all SAW props, wardrobe and autographs" and it includes a certificate of authenticity from Twisted Pictures.