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15 Scary gifts for the horror-movie lover


Halloween is over, month-long binges of scary movies have come to an end and the world around us is prepping for a holiday season full of snowflakes, glitter and pumpkin-spiced everything. What’s a horror-obsessed movie lover to do? Here are 15 decidedly un-horrific gifts just perfect for the horror lover in your life.

1. The Criterion Collection: The Brood

The Brood : Special Edition Blu-Ray
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A horror flick she hasn’t seen? Look no further than the latest release from The Criterion Collection, The Brood. This cult classic has director David Cronenberg’s signature body horror combined with one creepy story about motherhood, making it the perfect addition to any true horror fan’s collection. The hoards of “children” running around in snowsuits make it seasonally appropriate. (Barnes & Noble, $22)

2. Sin in Linen

The Shining Throw Blanket from Sin in Linen
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For the design-savvy and decor-obsessed, nothing says horror fanatic like a luxurious throw in a pattern straight out of The Overlook Hotel. Check out Sin in Linen for this gorgeous (and cuddly) blanket, inspired by the Stanley Kubrick classic, The Shining. (sininlinen, $119)

3. Screambox

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For the horror buff who’s exhausted her Netflix options, don’t forget Screambox! The new streaming service offers totally uncut, commercial-free films with new movies added every week. Start off with a 14-day free trial, then just $4 a month. (Screambox, $4/mo)

4. Cross Stitch

1... 2... freddy's coming for you cross stitch
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Want something with more of a handmade vibe? Cinema Stitches has you covered with an amazing tribute to Freddy Krueger. Immortalize the A Nightmare On Elm Street rhyme with a “1… 2… Freddy’s coming for you” cross-stitch, lovingly embroidered and ready to hang on your kitchen wall. (Cinema Stitches, $16)

5. Fangoria

Fangoria One Year Subscription
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The bible of true horror and gore fans everywhere: A subscription to the classic fan mag, Fangoria, is the perfect gift that lasts all year long. (Fangoria, $44-$65)

6. Sugar Pill

Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands Palette
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Who says beauty and horror can’t go together? Look no further than Sugarpill Cosmetics‘ new Edward Scissorhands eye shadow palette for highly pigmented, all-vegan shadows, inspired by the horror-rom-com from Tim Burton. But be quick! This limited edition palette is about to have its second and final release! (Sugarpill Shop, $36)

7. Monsters: The Essential Collection

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Serious buff or newly obsessed, either way, the original Universal movie monsters are a must have in any horror lover’s collection. Get her The Essential Collection on Blu-ray for eight masterpieces of monster-movie horror. From Frankenstein to Creature from the Black Lagoon, she’ll be rolling in classic creeps. (Amazon, $40)

8. Cardboard iPad TV stand

Cardboard iPad TV Stand
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She’ll need a way to watch those retro horror flicks in style. Uncommon Goods cardboard iPad TV stand is a viewing essential. (, $30)

9. Rainy Day Activity Book

Horror Movies Rainy Day Activity Book by Pizza Eaters
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Adult coloring books are all the rage, and horror fans needn’t miss out. Get her a Horror Movies Rainy Day Activity Book from Pizza Eaters on Etsy, and she can relax while she colors in the likes of Freddy and The Evil Dead zombies (Pizza Eaters, $4)

10. Horrorgami

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For the advanced crafter, challenge her with the art of paper folding. Horrorgami: 20 Scenes to Cut and Fold teaches origami with scenes from the most iconic horror moments from film and literature, all in one beautifully photographed book. The end products are so gorgeous, you’ll be more than happy to display the carnage amongst your holiday decor. ($17, Shop Plastic Land)

11. Nightmare Before Christmas Poster

The Nightmare Before Christmas on RadRetroMoviePosters
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It doesn’t really feel like the holidays for a horror fan without a ritual showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Celebrate Jack, Sally and Halloweentown with this gorgeous and spooky poster, homage by artist Ehron Asher. It’s available in multiple sizes from $20 at Rad Retro Movie Posters on Etsy.

12. Krampus Scarf

Naughty Krampus Snuggle Scarf from Plasticland
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Warm and cozy is the way to be this winter — add a dose of monster in to keep things interesting. In anticipation of December’s biggest horror/holiday movie Krampus, she’ll be warm, cozy and look awesome wearing her Naughty Krampus Snuggle Scarf. (Shop Plastic Land, $23)

13. Rosemary’s Baby-inspired tanis root neckalce

Rosemary's Baby Tannis Root Necklace
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For the discerning jewelry collector, nothing says, “I love you,” like an authentic Rosemary’s Baby-inspired tanis root necklace — offensive smell and devil child not included. Find this beautiful handmade replica at Moonlite Adornments. (Moonlite Adornment, $24)

14. Writing the horror movie

Writing the Horror Movie
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Next step after seeing every horror movie is writing your own. Get her primed and prepped for a masterpiece with Marc Blake and Sara Bailey’s book Writing the Horror Movie. (Amazon, $28)

15. Final Draft 9

Final Draft 9
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You can’t write the greatest horror film every made without the right tools. Gift her the Hollywood standard in screenwriting software, Final Draft, and she’ll be ready to tackle her own movie monsters in style. (FinalDraft, $249 for Mac or PC)

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