Those who are into thrills and frights are some of the biggest, most dedicated fans out there. That is why this gift guide exists: It includes 10 products that any fan of this genre would love to have! There are books about the history of it all, games that test knowledge, music from some of the most popular flicks, toys that depict well-known characters and, of course, the movies themselves, which people watch and re-watch.
So whether someone is buying for an upcoming birthday or buying for him/herself, consider the following items, which are sure to provide some hair-raising excitement!
10 Halloween: The Changing Shape of an Iconic Series
John Carpenter’s Halloween is a classic, and it was made for only $320,000 yet eventually grossed $70 million worldwide. In this book, author Ernie Magnotta explains what went into making this film so iconic, including the story, characters, acting, cinematography, music and Michael Myers’ infamous mask.
He also discusses how the many sequels (there are eight of them, along with Rob Zombie’s remake and its sequel plus a direct sequel to the original film, which was released in 2018) are so far from what Carpenter’s original vision was. With behind-the-scenes details, 200 full-color photos and a deep dive into this flick, this is a must-have for fans of Halloween.
9 Endless Games 113 Horror Trivia Card Game
Many fans of this genre love showing off their knowledge of popular movies and television show/episodes, so this trivia game is perfect for true fans or big parties. Whenever a question is answered correctly, a weapon is gathered, and three weapons are needed in order to win the whole game.
So who thinks they know all there is to know about creepy and spooky aspects of pop culture? Who is up for this challenge? And who will win? Find out by asking and answering questions that are full of frightening facts, are about vicious villains and are sure to entertain many!
8 A Nightmare On Elm Street Original Motion Picture Soundtracks - Limited Edition 8-CD
This product delivers so much! There are eight soundtracks from the original series, over eight hours of music and almost three hours of bonus tracks. There is also a suite from the video game featured in the film Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and the theme from Harry Manfredini’s Friday the 13th series, as heard in the film Freddy Vs. Jason (with performances by the band Machine Head).
There is new artwork, and when the CD sleeves are assembled next to one another, they form a larger piece of art. And the whole thing is covered in a knitted Freddy sweater!
7 Funko Horror Classics POP! Movies Collectors Set
Funko action figures from POP! are super popular, and they depict so many memorable characters from so many different films and TV shows - including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. These vinyl figurines are ideal for people who are obsessed with these flicks, and while there are so many great frightening ones out there, it is awesome that this set includes perhaps the three most iconic characters.
Everyone knows Freddy, Jason and Michael! So play with these action figures, display them on a shelf, and use them as a unique way to show off a love of this genre.
6 Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition
Trivial Pursuit is a well-known board game, but how many people have enjoyed this version of it? It includes 600 riveting questions about 100 years’ worth of classic films. The categories featured here include Monster, Gore/Disturbing/Psychological, Paranormal, Slasher and International, meaning players better really know their stuff.
Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition has a variety of questions on movies such as Jaws, The Exorcist, The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street. So get ready to test knowledge of classic films with this game (which would make a great gift or a great edition to a Halloween party).
5 Mezco Toyz 15" Mega Good Guy Chucky Action Figure with Sound
Chucky is one of the most iconic dolls in the world, as fans know him well from the Child’s Play film series. Now, he can be enjoyed at home and in real life! This action figure comes in a trademark outfit. It has the recognizable orange hair, as well as glass-like eyes. Oh, and it speaks; this 15" tall doll says famous lines (“My name is Chucky!") and far more sinister phrases.
In all of these films, people have tried to stop Chucky, so it is also good that this little guy comes in a window box...which may or may not be able to hold him back and contain him…
Hereditary is a must-own flick for fans. For those who don’t know, here is the plot: A family matriarch passes away. A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences. And sinister secrets are revealed. This work, from 2018, was written and directed by Ari Aster, and it stars actress Toni Collette.
It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was acclaimed by critics and was a commercial success, as it made over $79 million on a $9 million budget, making it become A24's highest-grossing film worldwide. In short, this is one to watch, and - more importantly - it is one to own.
3 Friday The 13th The Ultimate Collection
For people who love a good thrill, there is no such thing as watching too many movies like this, nor is there such a thing as watching something so iconic too many times. That being said, another great gift idea is Friday The 13th The Ultimate Collection. Get transported to Camp Crystal Lake and get reacquainted with that classic hockey mask.
And get ready to be entertained by Jason Voorhees all over again and over and over! This collection contains all eight of the Friday the 13th movies, which means it will provide hours and hours of fun for its owner.
2 Pennywise The Clown and Georgie Collectible Vinyl Figures
It is time to show off another Funko product! This one honors Stephen King and one of his most beloved works: It. These story is about a clown, Pennywise, who is after the children of Derry. It all begins when Georgie (this little guy in the raincoat) is playing in the rain, chasing his paper boat and sees this monster (with his balloon) in a sewer.
These two figurines stand four inches tall and come in a window display box; therefore, once again, young fans will enjoy playing with these figures, while older fans will love having them on display.
1 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die
There is one more thing that needs to be pointed out on this gift guide here - a book! - and it is a good one… Demons. Vampires. Stalkers. Monsters. Ghosts. There are so many horror movies out there, and these are the 101 that need to be seen by one and all. This is a very comprehensive list, which goes through these film suggestions in chronological order.
From the black-and-white classics and the rise of zombies to modern-day ones that fans have learned to love recently, this book covers the movies of this genre that need to be seen, known, watched and appreciated.
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