A24 Studio Helps Charities With Movie Auction

Going, going, gone! If you like auctions and horror/thriller films, A24 has an event for you!

The independent film shop is looking to give something back to various New York City charities–especially those who need it most in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis–and what better way than raising money by auctioning off movie memorabilia, as reported by ABC News.

The studio–which was founded and is based in the Big Apple–has set up an A24 Auction website specifically for this cause, which started this week, with items from Eighth Grade and Hereditary as well as treasures from the HBO show Euphoria. Items auctioned off include original props, set pieces, costumes and more.

Future auctions are scheduled for April 27, with props from Midsommar being auctioned; for May 4, when items from Uncut Gems will be up for bids; and for May 11, when Robert Pattinson’s little wooden mermaid from The Lighthouse will be among the items on the block. All auctions will start at noon (ET).

Proceeds for these auctions will go to New York City charities that help those communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including the FDNY Foundation, the Food Bank for New York City, NYC Health+Hospitals and Queens Community House.

The items from Midsommar will include the flowery May Queen dress worn in the film by Florence Pugh. The movie is a 2019 folk horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, and starring Pugh, Jack Reynor and William Jackson Harper.

The movie follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival, but who find themselves being captured by a pagan cult.

From Uncut Gems, A24 will auction off Kevin Garnett’s Boston Celtic’s jersey, among other memorabilia. This 2019 thriller was directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who wrote the screenplay with Ronald Brunstein.

Adam Sandler stars as a jeweler and gambler who must retrieve a valuable gem he bought to repay his debts. The film also stars Broadway star Idina Menzel and Garnett.

The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson, who will play the Dark Knight in next year’s much-anticipated The Batman–is a psychological horror film from director/producer Robert Eggers, who wrote the screenplay with his brother Max.

Willem DaFoe and Pattinson star as lighthouse keepers who slowly go mad when they are stranded on a remote island in their lighthouse.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the results of these auctions and how they benefit New York City charities. What am I bid? Going once…

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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