October 31, 2017 | Matt |

Best Gloves for Horror Movie Monsters



In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve been binge-watching horror movies all week and there’s something that’s bugging me.

No, it’s not the over-acting or the flawed logic of the characters (WHY WOULD YOU RUN UPSTAIRS?!)

It’s the fact that there isn’t a single horror movie monster that practices proper hand safety.

70% of workplace hand injuries occurred because workers weren’t wearing work gloves and a movie monster isn’t any different. Safety first, guys. Today we’re going to look at gloves to keep our favorite villains safe.

 

1. Gremlins:

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The Plot:

A father learns the hard way that his son can’t follow three simple rules for pet care.

  1. Don’t feed after midnight.
  2. Don’t expose it to bright lights or direct sunlight.
  3. Don’t get it wet.

 

The Character:

The mogwai — pictured above — are adorably harmless creatures assuming all rules are followed.

However, feed one after midnight and that ball of fur turns into a terrifying hell-beast that multiplies when exposed to water.

The only defense against one at that point is bright lights (hint, hint).

 

The Hazard:

An allergic reaction to water of epic proportions, as seen below.

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Our Safety Recommendation:

Emerald CX® 13-Gauge Cut-Resistant Waterproof Gloves Product ID: SCXPNTFCorange learn more button

 

Emerald CX® 13-Gauge Cut-Resistant Waterproof Gloves

  • Fully coated in a micropore nitrile dip that makes these gloves waterproof.
  • Absorbs and displaces oils and liquids, creating a “suction” grip when handling slippery objects.

 

The Conclusion:

If the mogwais had been outfitted with these beauties, the town of Kingston Falls wouldn’t have been overrun by bat-eared Furbies looking to kill and destroy everyone and everything in their paths.

 

2. Leatherface:

 

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The Plot:

Yard worker mistakes teenagers for trees due to poor lighting in work area, (Texas) chainsaw massacre ensues.

 

The Character:

Leatherface is an enigma: he’s a bit of a loner who doesn’t talk much, yet he’s a total people person (that’s the PR term for cannibal).

For a lumbering oaf, he’s a crafty fella (that’s the PR term for makes masks out of skin) and lumberjack hobbyist (that’s the PR term for a chainsaw massacre-er).

 

The Hazard:

Loss of limbs from chainsaw

 

Our Safety Recommendation:

Endura® Hi-Viz Vibration-Dampening Chainsaw Gloves Product ID: 385CS
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Endura® Hi-Viz Vibration-Dampening Chainsaw Gloves

  • Chain-arrest woven Kevlar® provides a level of cut resistance designed to withstand a chainsaw running at 3140 feet per minute.
  • Anti-vibration reinforcement to reduce hand fatigue.
  • Elasticized Velcro wrists improve comfort, while keeping out debris.
  • Hi-viz backing increases worker visibility on the job.

 

Conclusion:

It doesn’t matter who’s wielding it, chainsaws are dangerous.

Practicing safe operation of one is best, but a protective glove isn’t a bad second line of defense.

 

3. Mrs. Voorhees:

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The Plot:

Camp cook turned murderer reminds teens why Friday the 13th is unlucky.

 

The Character:

Mrs. Voorhees is the head chef at Crystal Lake Camp but after the tragic death of her son, she’s driven mad and decides to exact vengeance on the counselors who didn’t save him.

Maybe Mrs. Voorhees should pop on some safety glasses while carrying out her eye-for-an-eye brand of justice.

 

The Hazard:

So many cut hazards!

 

Our Safety Recommendation:

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Sure Knit™ Cut-Resistant Food Industry Glove

  • Meets FDA standards for food contact use.
  • ANSI level A8 cut resistance, these gloves offer impressive protection against even the sharpest of cut hazards.
  • Treated with Ultra-Fresh to achieve 99.9% antimicrobial status

 

The Conclusion:

Mrs. Voorhees hands would have been well protected when working in any high stress environment… like a kitchen.

 

4. Headless Horseman:

 

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The Plot:

After misplacing his head, a horse rider attempts to recover it through extreme means.

 

The Character:

The headless horseman was a Hessian trooper who died during the American Revolutionary War.

He’s said to appear and disappear in a flash of fire and brimstone.

 

The Hazards:

High heat temperature from all that fire and brimstone.
Cuts from not being able to see where he’s swinging his sword.

 

Our Safety Recommendations:

Cool Grip® Kevlar®/Protex® Glove with Heat-Resistant Silicone Strips Product ID: SKPX/PSS
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Cool Grip® Kevlar®/Protex® Glove with Heat-Resistant Silicone Strips

  • Rated for 45 seconds time-to-pain at 600°F/315°C.
  • Silicone strips improve grip.
  • Level A4 cut protection.
  • You get significantly better dexterity and grip with these gloves.

 

The Conclusion:

Whether you’re a hellish ghoul or an industry worker, no one likes getting burned.

These gloves are the perfect option when high heat resistance, cut protection and dexterity is needed.

 

5. King Kong:

 
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The Plot:

Over-sized monkey destroys Manhattan in the name of love.

 

The Character:

King Kong is a hopeless romantic, but has anger management issues.

You can imagine the destruction he causes when someone tries to take his lady away.

He’ll go to any heights (specifically the height of the Empire State Building) to get her back.

 

The Hazards:

Injuries to the back of the hand from all the building smashing.
Poor grip if it rains.

 

Our Safety Recommendation:

TenActiv™ Anti-Impact Hi-Viz Glove with Micropore Nitrile Grip Product ID: STAGYPNVBorange get my sample button

 

TenActiv™ Anti-Impact Hi-Viz Glove with Micropore Nitrile Grip

  • Thermoplastic rubber backing helps reduce back-of-hand injuries.
  • Micropore nitrile palm dip provides excellent grip — great for displacing oils or keeping a good grip on the woman you love while scaling the Empire State Building.
  • Comes in size 3XL for hands that have a bit “more to love.”

 

The Conclusion:

Whether you’re turning wrenches or bashing buildings, back of hand protection is a necessity.

It’s also important to make sure your glove fits properly.

If you aren’t sure what sized glove you should be wearing, check out our sizing chart.

 

Key Takeaway:

 

Horror movie monsters like Mrs. Voorhees and Leatherface aren’t going to wear safety gear, no matter how many blogs I write about it, because they are crazy and aren’t easily harmed.

Unlike you and me, who can easily be harmed and would be crazy not to wear gloves! 

Happy Halloween from everyone at Superior Glove!

 

Want more goofy glove recommendations?

Read our blog on the Best Gloves for Horror Movie Heroes now!

 

Matt
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