Written By: Stephanie Pislis
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
With the holidays right around the corner, the thought of Christmas shopping and gift exchanging can become a little overwhelming. Especially if you’re burdened with the task of having to get a gift for your horror-loving, gore obsessed significant other. Not being much into the macabre yourself, this task might seem incredibly daunting and practically impossible. Where to start? What to buy? Well fret no more, continue reading and learn about where to get some of the most unique horror-related items that will get that special someone jumping for joy.
Firstly, when Christmas shopping for a horror enthusiast, one word that now should become part of your regular vocabulary is the term “murderabilia.” Murderabilia is a term used to describe collectibles that were either owned, used or created by some of the most heinous and infamous serial killers. Some of these items include handwritten letters, signed photographs, articles of clothing or art works personally created by the killers.
One well-known website is called supernaught.com. On supernaught.com you can find a plethora of various items ranging from several different killers. If your significant other is a fan of Stephen King’s “It,” or clown related horror in general, why not kick it up a notch with an authentic oil painting of Pogo the clown, painted by John Wayne Gacy himself. If you aren’t familiar with this man, Gacy, also known as Pogo the Clown, was convicted of killing 33 young men and storing their bodies in his basement. As a part time job, Gacy would dress up as a clown and entertain at children’s parties. During his lengthy prison stay, Gacy picked up painting as a pastime. For $6,000, this painting can be hanging over your fireplace. What a steal, right!? What better way to start off the holiday season than with this cheerful clown’s grin? Now while this example is quite pricey and out of the average spender’s price-range, the site does offer more economical items.
Another similar website worth browsing is called murderauction.com. Similar to the previously mentioned website, murderauction offers a wide range of items. One difference to be noted is that this site allows browsers and potential buyers to view the seller’s personal feedback and history. This system is based on positive and negative feedback from clients. Although the authenticity of some of these items can never truly be proven, this method of buyer/seller feedback should put your mind slightly more at ease.
HORROR BOX SETS
If murderabilia is a little too morbid for your tastes, then why not go for a classic gift that will be sure to please your lunatic lover. If there is one thing any horror enthusiast loves, it’s horror movies. A simple box set of their favorite flicks will be sure to satiate any horror fan’s appetite! If your horror hubby is a fan of the Saw franchise, then he’ll be ecstatic when he unwraps all seven films compiled nicely in one set. See the Saw box set HERE. If your more interested in the classics, there are great collections including the Universal Classic Monsters Collection which includes oldies such as Dracula and Frankenstein.
HORROR COLLECTIBLES AND FIGURES
If your gory guy or gruesome gal is more into collectible figurines then make sure to check out https://www.entertainmentearth.com in the Horror section! From Freddy figurines to Pennywise bobbleheads, they have it all! One great things about this website is the fact that you can find horror merchandise ranging from classic to modern horror. All within very reasonable price ranges.
If your partner is into video games, and let’s face it, most horror fans are! Then why not shoot for a grisly game? Some of the top-rated horror games for various consoles include: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, The Evil Within, Vampyr, Outlast 2 and Alien: Isolation. However, if you’re planning on purchasing Alien: Isolation, for PS4, make sure that your partner has the Playstation camera/microphone setup so that during gameplay, the alien will actually be able to hear and detect the noises coming from your room. Make sure not to breathe too loud while playing this game or you’ll be in for an unpleasant surprise! Make sure to check out your local video game store or Amazon.com for the best horror games!
If your noxious nerd is more into physical games rather than digital ones, fear not! There is an abundance of horror-themed board games at your disposal. Lovecraft fan? Try Eldritch Horror. Arguably one of the best Lovecraftian games to date!
Another fun and interactive gift idea that you both could enjoy are escape games. If you are unfamiliar with the term, an escape game is a physical adventure game played in real life and in an actual physical location. These games include clues and hints that help the player to discover mysteries and essentially escape from their adventure unscathed. The themes of these games can vary. However, horror-themed escape games seem to be a quite popular choice. The growing popularity of these adventures have sprouted far and wide across the globe. Depending on your location, you can find these types of games in almost any big city. If you are located in the New York area, be sure to check out some of these hot spots: https://worldofescapes.com/nyc/tags/scary
Now if you’re thinking of getting your partners something a little more explicit, something fun and kinky that you both will enjoy, you can always search for some creepy lingerie. Horror-themed bedroom attire might be a tad difficult to find at your local Walmart. Luckily, with the online shopping market growing ever so rapidly, there are plenty of sites that offer this kinky kook. Etsy.com is a great place to start your search. From batwing bikini bras to skeletal thongs, they have it all.
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