Halloween is over, but we know many lovers of the gothic and the macabre, our friends who live in a cobwebbed sphere of October all year long. They are the ones hesitant to put away their Jason hockey masks or dust up the candy corn crumbs.
Delight them with an extra bit of Halloween this holiday season with these ten ghoulish gifts that any horror fan would cherish.
LINDA’S EVIL DEAD NECKLACE
Etsy is a treasure trove for those seeking fandom related merchandise. One such shop featured on Etsy is Gothic Gifts, a Minnesota based company offering unique fares. My current favorite is a replica necklace from the legendary Evil Dead franchise, worn by Linda. It is a beautiful, even practical magnifying glass on a chain, perfect for perusing the Necronomicon. And at only $10 it’s a steal! https://www.etsy.com/listing/526804966/evil-dead-magnifying-glass-necklace?ref=shop_home_feat_1
STRANGE WEATHER by JOE HILL
The newest release from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of modern horror masterpieces The Fireman, Horns, and NOS4A2, will surely please any fan of dark literature. Joe Hill’s book Strange Weather is a collection of four novellas, described as a “compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil”. This is a particularly good gift for someone who prefers their horror in shorter, digestible stories. Hardcover $18.29
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 1: BLU-RAY/DVD EXCLUSIVE
Want to impress even the hardest to please on your holiday list? Snatch up the Blu-Ray copy of the first season of Netflix’s hit Stranger Things. Exclusive to Target, this set of the nostalgia stuffed series is made to look like a retro ‘80s VHS. Marked by intentional scratches, and roughed up to seem like its been forgotten at the bottom of your childhood memories, this Collector’s Edition will instantly remind horror fans of the films of their youth. $24.99 https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-season-1-collector-s-edition-target-exclusive-blu-ray-dvd/-/A-52823816?lnk=rec|plp|top_sellers|plp|52823816|2
MICHONNE’S KATANA SLING BAG
And what about that kick butt woman who needs an empowering, horror-centric gift? The Woodbury Shoppe has just what you’re looking for. From drinkware to pet costumes, The Woodbury Shoppe specializes in everything The Walking Dead. The zombie phenomenon is still wildly popular, and bets are, you know someone who watches every Sunday night. Get them this unique purse, fashioned in the style of Michonne’s katana sword. They’ll be prepared for the apocalypse with this thoughtful and tasteful purse. $59.95
HORROR ICONS CROSSSTITCH
Perhaps you’re on the hunt for something one-of-a-kind. A piece of art for the collector on your list. Another Etsy shop, Blairmonster, mixes the old school aesthetic of cross stitch with the thrill of horror icons. Talented artist Blair Stewart creates beautiful pieces ranging from the classic (Frankenstein) to the modern (Saw). Check out her adorably horrifying Nosferatu. $70 https://www.etsy.com/listing/548281700/nosferatu?ref=shop_home_active_23
Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira; Mistress of the Dark, has recently released a stunning fashion collection for Pinup Girl Clothing. Floral headdresses and bat adorned jewelry are fun, but the dresses, inspired by Elvira’s own iconic look, evoke both the gothic and the feminine. Splurge on the floor length Elvira Gown in Black Ponte: $248
BOX OF DREAD
While a ghostly bauble or two may be nice, this gift keeps on giving scares all year. Subscribe per month, or save money by signing up for the 3 months option. Your spooky friend will receive a plethora of licensed horror items. Give them a sinister smile with a surprise every month! $20 a month. http://www.boxofdread.com/