Spooky people stay spooky all year long, so why not grab the horror lover in your life something specific to their love of the genre this season? I’ve put together some of my favorite things available on the internet for this holiday horror gift guide. Some I own and some I desperately want – hint, hint husband who is probably not reading this.
This one is easy. Starting at only $4.76 a month, Shudder is the perfect gift for horror and genre fans in your life. AMC’s premiere streaming service for horror, thriller, and all things genre, it’s my favorite streaming service. It offers classic horror, international films, and exclusive and original content that are must-sees, which is why it’s the first entry on this holiday horror gift guide.
Earlier this year, iconic horror manga artist Junji Ito teamed up with Crunchyroll to debut a line of apparel and accessories. I hadn’t bought t-shirts from Hot Topic in a while, but when they went live, I quickly grabbed a few. Each item has panels from some of Ito’s greatest horror work. With a lot to choose from, it’s well worth picking up for your horror lover.
When my Pennywise Chibi Plush came in, my husband was not happy – so make sure your horror friend doesn’t hate clowns. If they don’t, pick up this animatronic adorably creepy plush of It‘s very own Pennywise. The eyes light up and the head even has a nice Exorcist spin to it.
Enamel Pins are nice stocking stuffers and overall these collectibles have become my must-buy items. Specifically, Mondo’s line of Universal Monster Enamel Pins offers up beautifully rendered favorites and the quality is undeniable. Mondo makes some of my favorite pins and these are sure to make horror lovers excited.
Horrified: Universal Monsters is a cooperative game that pits players against the world’s most famous monsters. In it, the village is under attack from Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, his Bride, and more. Your team of heroes must defeat them. Each monster offers an entirely unique challenge, and players can adjust the difficulty by playing against a new group of adversaries every game. The game allows for up to five players, which is perfect for a small game night.
A first-ever collection of Junji Ito’s artworks, featuring over 130 images from his bestselling manga titles along with rare works. This sublime collection includes all of Ito’s unforgettable illustrations in both black-and-white and color, from Tomie’s dreadful beauty to the inhuman spirals of Uzumaki. Includes an interview focused on Ito’s art technique as well as commentary from the artist on each work.
NECA has a wonderful and terrifying line of horror toys. From Alien to Kaiju and even Guillermo del Toro, the toy company offers up amazing collectibles are affordable prices. Know your friend’s favorite horror icon? Well, there is probably a NECA toy for that.
Product descriptions for the Horror Gift Guide were taken from product pages when available.
Kate is co-founder, EIC, and CCO of BWT. She’s also a Certified Rotten Tomatoes Critic, host, and creator of our flagship podcast, But Why Tho? and Did You Have To?. She also manages all PR relationships for comics, manga, film, TV, and anime. She has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies focusing on how pop culture impacts society.