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About The HSPPA

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (The HSPPA) is a not-for-profit museum of screen used & production made props, costumes, and film relics that focus on the Horror & Science Fiction genres with a sub-branching into the Super-Hero/Comic Book, Fantasy, Thriller and Action genres.

The HSPPA champions the collection and restoration of some of the most incredible screen used props in cinema history and we are honored to share a selection of these on rotating exhibit at SPOOKY’S SWIRLS.

The HSPPA was formed in mid-2015 as a traveling museum and has curated over 60 individual

 exhibits at conventions and movie theaters across the country. Currently the museum stands at over 3000 props & 1000 costumes from films like ALIENS, BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII, BEETLEJUICE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, STAR WARS FRANCHISE, AQUAMAN, HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE, SILENT HILL, DOGMA, THOR, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE STRAIN, HELL FEST, 20000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, TOTAL RECALL, HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE, BUCK ROGERS, JOHN WICK 2, ASH VS EVIL DEAD, ARROW, DEATH TO SMOOCHY and so many more! There’s an incredible 25 active Event Curators and nearly 20 Featured Exhibitors spanning the Globe. In 2018, West Coast and East Coast Branches of The HSPPA began, enabling us to reach more locations with greater ease.


Are the props & costumes really from movies?
  • Everything you will see in the HSPPA exhibits are real production used items, not replicas.

Can I buy the items on display?
  • The exhibit pieces are NOT for sale.

Where can I find The HSPPA’s books?

Is The HSPPA a not-for-profit?
  • The HSPPA is a registered not-for-profit in Illinois under International Prop Preservation Association, LLC (IPPA, LLC). The HSPPA uses raised funds to restore & preserve Filmic History and to cover costs associated with traveling exhibits. Funds are not used to acquire items nor for costs associated with Spooky’s Swirls.
  • Spooky’s Swirls donates a percentage of gross profits to The HSPPA.

How do I find out more about The HSPPA?