We here at Nightmarish Conjurings adore the Halloween season. I mean, honestly, who wouldn’t? Halloween and, subsequently, horror make up the bulk of our day-to-day lives regardless of what time of year it is. With the approaching holiday and the not so far off Christmas season rapidly approaching, we’d thought it’d be nifty to put together a gift guide to help find things for your horror-loving friends this Halloweenmas season (and maybe you might find a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourselves along the way.) As we say here at NC, there’s no problem with treating yourself. We promise that this gift guide isn’t a trick in disguise.
UNIVERSAL HORROR FILM COLLECTION
The ultimate monster movie collection, this box set features more than its fair share of masterpieces and serves as an entertaining history lesson in early horror cinema. Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dracula, The Creature from the Black Lagoon…this is essential horror viewing.
The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is available at the suggested retail price of $169.99 (Blu-ray) and $65.94 (DVD) and can be purchased here.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK COLLECTION
You can’t go wrong with the Master of Suspense for a Halloween marathon. From iconic films like Psycho and Vertigo to fascinating experiments like Rope, Hitchcock explored so many facets of horror and thriller movies that it’s easy to forget his range and influence. Get reacquainted with Hitch with this collection.
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection is available at the suggested retail price of $54.99 (4K) and $89.99 (Blu-ray) and can be purchased here.
PENNYWISE TIKI MUG BY MONDO
What better way to taste beautiful fear than with this horrifying Pennywise Tiki Mug from the fine folks at Mondo! Designed by Retro-A-Go-Go visionary Doug P’Gosh, sculpted by Tufan Sezer and manufactured by Tiki Farm, this mug will more than make you float! Each limited edition mug is handmade and can hold 37 oz of your favorite beverage.
The Pennywise Tiki Mug – Orange/Red is available at the suggested retail price of $65 and can be purchased here.
THE INVISIBLE MAN – ORIGINAL PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
One of the best films of the year, The Invisible Man, also has a haunting soundtrack to accompany it. The soundtrack features music by Benjamin Wallfisch and is pressed on 2×180 Gram crystal clear vinyl, with an etching on side D. The records are housed in a spot varnish gatefold sleeve and the package is encased inside a see-through spot vanish slipcase! This is one soundtrack that you’ll definitely want to add to your horror soundtrack collection!
The Invisible Man Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available at the suggested retail price of $35 and can be purchased here.
BLUMHOUSE OF HORRORS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION
Blumhouse has produced some of the most entertaining horror movies in recent memory. This collection gathers together social satire, horror-comedy, innovative found footage, and more into one terrific marathon-ready set. The 10-movie collection features The Purge, Ouija, The Boy Next Door, Unfriended, The Visit, Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare, and Ma.
The Blumhouse of Horror 10-Movie Collection is available at the suggested retail price of $59.99 (Blu-ray) and $27.98 (DVD) and can be purchased here.
FRIGHT-RAGS LOUNGE PANTS
With so many people stuck at home right now, there’s never been a better time to enhance your collection of comfy pants. Fright-Rags has super soft and lightweight lounge pants (with pockets!) that feature colorful prints from different horror franchises. Help your loved ones show their appreciation for Twin Peaks or Creepshow in style.
Fright-Rags Lounge Pants come in an array of styles and sizes (ranging from small to 2XL) and are available at the suggested retail price of $28.99 and can be purchased here.
Enamel pins are fun and affordable gifts for your spooky loved ones who have jackets or pinboards that require more horror cred. You can find colorful, high-quality pins featuring iconic slashers and obscure horror gems at this rocking shop.
Pinsploitation enamel pins come in an array of styles. The Pamela Voorhees pins shown above come at the suggested retail price of $10 and can be purchased here.
KAWAII GHOST TEE BY EM AND SPROUT
This creepy-cute top lets you show your Halloween spirit in a casual and adorable way. Pair it with the Fright-Rags lounge pants for the ultimate in spooky, comfy attire.
The Kawaii Ghost T-shirt comes in an array of sizes (ranging from small to 2XL) and are available at the suggested retail price of $19.99 and can be purchased here.
HAUNT 2 DISC COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY
We may not be able to do a lot of haunted attractions this Halloween season due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be immersed in the world of a haunt! From the writers of A Quiet Place comes the horror film Haunt, which centers on a group of friends who encounter an “extreme” haunted house on Halloween that promises to feed on the their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are very real. The commemorative 2 disc set will treat fans to the Original CD soundtrack, four 16″ x 20″ movie poster reproductions, a 16″ x 20″ reproduction of the haunt map, six enamel pins featuring the eerie costume masks worn by the villains in the film, four 2″ x 3-1/2″ replica VHS box-style magnets, and over 5 hours of special features!
Haunt Collector’s Edition (2 Disc Set) is available at the suggested retail price of $59.99 (Blu-ray) and can be purchased here.
THE WITCHY STITCHER
The crafter in your life will love this cross-stitch shop, which offers goth, Halloween, witch, and horror patterns as well as kits and crafting supplies. The Witchy Stitcher has some of the highest quality patterns on the Internet and even offers some free patterns and tutorials, so if you know someone who wants a fun and accessible new hobby, this spooky cross-stitch shop is a great place to start!
The Witchy Stitcher offers an array of styles to choose from. The Candyman pattern shown above comes at the suggested retail price of $7.75 and can be purchased here.
CAT CANDLE MAGIC BY THE HOLISTIC HARE
Let’s face it: in 2020, we could all use a way to repel negativity and protect ourselves from…well, just about everything. These custom prayer-infused candles can be burned for protection spells or simply for ambiance. They would be perfect for decorating or manifesting intentions on the full moon night of Halloween.
The Cat Candle Magic is available at the suggested retail price of $20 and can be purchased here.
PUMPKIN OUIJA BOARD BY PANDORA WITCH SHOP
If you’re brave enough to risk encountering Captain Howdy, there are few gifts spookier than a Ouija board. This charming handmade spirit board is a fun, folksy way to connect with entities beyond the veil. (But seriously: use with caution.)
The Pumpkin Ouija Board is available at the suggested retail price of $95 and can be purchased here.
MONSTER, SHE WROTE: THE WOMEN WHO PIONEERED HORROR AND SPECULATIVE FICTION
This expansive study of the female authors responsible for some of the most iconic horror stories in literary history is a must-read for the macabre bookworm in your life.
Monster, She Wrote is available at the suggested retail price of $14.71 (Hardcover) and $11.99 (Kindle) and can be purchased here.
ASSORTED KNIFE AND CLEAVER ROYAL ICING DECORATIONS
It’s no secret that I love Halloween. But one of the reasons is because I love bright colors. Dario Argento loved the color red; he said he dreamed of it at night. That’s how I feel about baking and decorating cakes and cookies. If you like to bake, I’d recommend these cutie pie itty-bitty knife cupcake toppers. There are three kinds: knives, cleavers, and a bloody ax.
I found them on Joann too for less than three dollars with an onsite coupon. You can also make them by hand with a candy mold if you intend to make them again. Super fun, though you’ll have to make several different colors of royal icing. You can make them vegan with almond paste or egg-free royal icing. Some alternative food coloring options are charcoal powder, liquid chlorophyll, or elderberry syrup, which may be healthier than food dyes if you have sensitivities. But corn syrup and red food coloring worked for The Evil Dead, so it can work for you too!
The Assorted Knife and Cleaver Royal Icing Decorations are available at the suggested retail price of $6.29 and can be purchased here.
Editor’s Note: While the Wilton listing says sold out, keep an eye out for restocking options. If in a time crunch, try Joann’s as they are still available there.
LOOT FRIGHT BY LOOT CRATE
Even though Halloween may be coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that the ghoulish gifts have to stop! In steps Loot Fright which is a subscription box that offers a “surprise mix of horror collectibles and apparel delivered to your chamber door every other month”. Some of these items you can only find with this subscription box, so if you’re a horror collector like myself, this will be right up your alley.
Loot Fright subscriptions boxes start at $28.95/crate and can be purchased here.
SHUDDER GIFT SUBSCRIPTION
Shudder is the streaming service for horror fans. Featuring new originals, old classics, and movies too weird not to watch, any horror fan who isn’t already signed up for this horror service would love a subscription just in time to ring in All Hallow’s Eve with the famous Ghoul Log.
Shudder is available to stream monthly for just $5.99 per month or $56.99 (only $4.75/month) for a yearly membership. Visit www.shudder.com to learn more.