The Shining Axe Sells at Auction for $175K

May 3, 2022

One of horror movie history’s most iconic props was just sold for a hefty price at auction. This would be the axe wielded by Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel that was released in 1980. Per TMZ, GottaHaveRockandRoll auction house sold the prop axe for a whopping $175K to a big fan and “successful businessman” who beat out 12 prospective buyers.

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