Going for: $300 This is an occult classic and one that’s given some of us too many nightmares to count on our hands and feet. The 87’ British horror film follows the unfortunate souls who are condemned to be ripped to shreds by creatures known as the Cenobites, interdimensional beings who used to be humans at one point too but now exist in a hellish realm where they torture new souls. The Cenobites are summoned to Earth as someone gets their hands on a puzzle box, known as the Lament Configuration, and accidentally unlocks the gates of hell. Probably the most famous of the creatures is their leader, Pinhead.
One limited-edition film is selling for nearly $300 on eBay, and that’s not even the most expensive thing from this franchise on the site. There are figurines of Pinhead going for double the cost of this film. And speaking of hell, at this point, we’re getting into the “who the hell would pay that for a movie” range on our list. Of course, it’s still nothing compared to what’s to come.
The Legend of Hillbilly John
Going for: $150 This 1972 film follows a traveling musician who encounters a giant bird creature in the Appalachians and travels back in time. The general consensus may only be worth about three stars, but it developed a cult-like following from those who connected with the film. And that’s why there are copies of it selling online for $150.
And, if you’re a fan of the whole “good versus evil,” the devil controls the world, type of stories, you may want to search it out for yourself. Of course, there’s actually a free version of the film on YouTube, so you should start there before you spend a ton of money. But hey, if you’re a big Hedges Capers fan, you may not mind getting out the debit card.
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Going for: $160 The platinum edition of this class British children’s show can be found for all the way up to nearly $160 on eBay. Of course, the films were all spinoffs of the original show, which was just called Thomas & Friends. There are have been several shows and movies created since, some much better than others, including this one, which is by far the most expensive of all of the classic DVDs.
Of course, the person who’s selling this copy of the three-disc set may not wind up making any money, considering there seem to be others of the exact same quality on the online selling platform for a lot less money. And, as far as the ad lists, there’s nothing special about it that would warrant charging so much. If you’ve got a copy you’re looking to sell, check eBay first and see what others who are selling the same thing are doing, and priced accordingly.
Going for: $300 If you had to name one movie that takes the cake for being the ultimate, classic slasher horror film, how many would say it’s John Carpenter’s Halloween? After all, they’re still making more of them today because of how popular the original was. The newest film, which also starred the original star, Jamie Lee Curtis, came out in 2018, and although it wasn’t directed by Carpenter, he was involved “in every step of the way” according to one of the writer’s, Danny McBride.
Being a superfan of anything can be expensive, but if you’ve got a thing for Halloween, you better also have some pretty deep pockets. This version of the film, a still-sealed VHS from 1978, is going for right around $300. And considering there’s another film in the works that are supposed to hit theatres later this year, it’s probably just going to keep getting more expensive.
Going for: $350 This is another one of those classic films that can be quoted at random out loud in a store and at least two or three people nearby would catch the reference. The 1972 gangster film was nominated for seven different awards at the 30th Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Then, it was nominated for another 11 during the 45th Academy Awards.
The film follows a New York crime family father and son, played by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. Not all versions of the film are selling for $350, but perhaps if you’ve got a rare and collectible copy or a collection like this gift set, you may want to consider putting it up on eBay. Or, if you’re one of the many fans of the film series, you should check out everything people have to offer on the online marketplace. Let’s just say $350 is nothing compared to some of the other stuff, including some of the original movie posters and even the screenplays, which are priced at over $5,500.