‘Tis the season to be scary! The holidays are different for everyone, but for the horror inclined, the Christmas months can be an extra way of clinging to Halloween. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of products, subscriptions, and apparel to send the horror-lover in your life into a tizzy this December.
The iconic horror film fan magazine, Fangoria, was resurrected from the grave this October, a delight for anyone familiar with the print publication, which had been around since 1979. While a quarterly subscription typically costs $79.16/year, it’s currently on sale for $60. This would make a perfect horror fan stocking stuffer!
Horror Hotel Keychains
If you’re looking for a subtle way of treating your macabre friend, these horror hotel-inspired keychains by Etsy shop WellDoneGoods are the way to go. There are two horror-themed versions to choose from: the Bates Motel from Psycho and a key to the Overlook Hotel‘s haunted room 237, from The Shining. At just $6, they’re a total steal for such a quality, original product.
This perverse take on Care Bears might be controversial for pearl-clutching normal people, but for the horror freak in your life, they’re a gnarly, hilarious gift unlike anything else they could receive. There are four bears to choose from: Charlie, Freddie, Nelly, and Rob. Prices (and gore levels) range from $67.99 to $94.99, but the look on the gift receiver’s face Christmas morning — when they see their bloody new friend — is bound to be priceless.
Bloody Bath Mat
The perfect way to freshen up a bathroom, this bathmat — which gives the illusion of a bloody intruder — is a gory delight for horror folks. And at just $11.96, it won’t break your bank, either. Just tell the person to warn guests that no, there isn’t a dead body in the tub.
Think Netflix, but exclusively horror. Shudder is a mecca of horror content, with old staples, new cult classics, documentaries, and TV series. Any horror fan would go nuts for this type of curation. You can scoop them up a year-long subscription for $47, and they’ll have the option to renew once that’s up for only $3.99/month.
Hereditary Enamel Pin
We’re still shivering from this summer’s A24 horror hit, Hereditary. Toni Collette delivers an out-of-this-world performance as a grieving daughter and complicated mother, and now her passion is immortalized in this enamel pin. Give the gift of a mother’s eternal pain for just $10!
Ouija Board Soap Bar
Yes, the above is a photo of SOAP. Etsy shop NightmareThrift has a wide selection of horror bath products, but this bar of carved soap — which comes with an optional planchette necklace, and is made with deep-cleaning activated charcoal — really caught our eye. Even better: you can customize it by scent! Choose from smells like campfire, cedar, pumpkin and even candy corn. For only $4, you won’t find a better, or more creative, deal than this.
Funko Elvira Cereal + Pocket Pop!
As if their adorable, collectable toys weren’t enough, Funko is now in the cereal game! Horror host Elvira is the subject of this tasty box, described as a sugary multigrain flavor. The cereal also comes with a toy: a Pocket Pop! of Elviria herself. The box costs $10.90 and is sold exclusively through Hot Topic. (If Elvira isn’t your loved one’s jam, there’s also a Pennywise version!)
Ceramic Skull Mug
For the coffee or tea loving horror fan, this intricately designed ceramic mug from Etsy shop Cerapost make for a gorgeous, custom gift. At $100, it’s a little pricier than other items on the list, but — judging from the glowing customer reviews — well worth it for such a lovely, well-made piece of art.
Stephen King Earrings
A fitting tribute for horror maestro Stephen King, these earrings — from Etsy shop RyanBeTryin — are a fun piece of pop art. A great way for any horror fan to show their respect with some fun ear fashion. The set costs $10 for one pair, and we totally recommend bundling them with other horror earrings in the shop, like the Michael Myers and Nosferatu sets.
Images: Fangoria, WellDoneGoods, Horror Enthusiast, Samyoung, Shudder, A24, NightmareThrift, Funko, Cerapost, RyanBeTryin
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