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The prototype Sam Raimi Green Goblin mask is still terrifying

This Instagram post from a collector reveals that the original Green Goblin mask from 2002 is still in mint condition.

An Instagram post from a movie prop collector has revealed that the prototype Green Goblin mask from Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man film is still in mint condition – and still terrifying.

Patrick Hearty, who collects costumes and props from films, shared this post:


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Hearty explains that it was a prototype Green Goblin design, made before Willem Dafoe was even cast, which shows that the character could have gone in quite a different direction. The mask was developed by Stan Winston Studios, and Amalgamated Dynamics – who would go on to work on Spider-Man 2 and 3.

The Green Goblin mask features huge pointed ears and protruding, bulbous orange eyes that would have been operated by animatronics – arguably a more creepy look than the final design we saw in Raimi’s movie. The mask was apparently dropped due to being uncomfortable and taking a long time to apply.