Still stumped on gift ideas for a fellow horror aficionado? Or need to fill in your own Christmas list? Horror fans can be tough to shop for. Sure you can just pick up a horror DVD 50-pack and it will be enjoyed, but if you want to grab a unique present to surprise a horror fan, here are some potential options.
For the Bookworm: Knuckle Supper by Drew Stepek
Who knew vampire literature could be so brutal? In this book, vampires are not suave gentlemen in castles or pale-faced models chasing teenagers. Rather, Stepek’s world is one where the vampire is nothing more than a drug-addicted gang member, who happens to have super strength to tear victims limb from limb. This splatterpunk novel puts the gross in engrossing. Any horror fan will eat it up.
For the Do-Gooder: Aidan’s Monsters
Even horror fans like to help a good cause, especially when a 5-year-old boy who loves monsters is involved. Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia earlier this year. In an attempt for his family to raise money to support his treatments, Aidan’s awesome monster illustrations are being sold. The Wolf Man, Gill-man, Frankenstein, Nosferatu and more imagined through the eyes of a very cool kid. ‘Tis the season for gifts that support more than your local mall.
For the Zombie Nerd: Hollywood is Dead
Imagine your favorite Hollywood films…and now imagine them with zombies. From Star Wars to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hollywood is Dead repaints classic movie posters with undead themes. With incredible artwork and some hilarious re-imaginings, your horror fan will love a poster print or t-shirt from this artist.
For the Collector: Dark Figures
Every horror nerd loves collectibles. No matter your budget, Dark Figures offers a great variety of horror collectibles. From The Devil’s Rejects throw blanket to a full-scale replica of the KNB Predator skull, you’ll find some unique presents to please any type of collector.
For the Gamer: Splatterhouse
The original game was released in 1988 in the middle of the slasher horror craze. The remake rekindles 80’s horror campiness in the Beat ‘em-up genre for PS3 and XBox 360. Full of over-the-top violence, Splatterhouse became the first video game to ever be featured on the cover of Fangoria magazine. Horror lovers will have their hands glued to their controllers.