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The Ultimate Horror Holiday Gift Guide For 2019

The Ultimate Horror Holiday Gift Guide For 2019

November 26, 2019
Gift Guide 2019

Let’s face it — if you’re not a horror fan, it can be tricky shopping for the loved ones in your life who are. Thankfully, that’s where we come into play. We’ve put together a list of gift ideas for the horror fiends in your life — or for yourself! — to make the holiday as spookily special as ghoulishly possible. 


Doctor Sleep may still be in theatres, but the OG Shining adaptation just got a snazzy new 4K restoration that’s perfect for the King fan in your family. 

Revisit the Ringu trilogy with this special collectors edition from Arrow Video.

Shopping for a Lynch fan? Look no further than Twin Peaks: From Z To A

Get something special for the monster kid in your life with Criterion’s Godzilla: The Showa Era collection. It has 15 films!

For the classic film buff in your life, you can’t go wrong with Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection. It’s gargantuan.

And don’t forget this Special Edition of An American Werewolf in London from Arrow Video.

Clothes and Accessories

Visit 14Eight’s Etsy shop for all your horror t-shirt needs, like this “I Survived Midsommar” gem (terrible boyfriends need not apply)… 

… this HereditaryHail Paimon” tee … 

… or this deliciously cool The Witch tee

Watch your Bong Hive assemble for this Parasite family tee from Neon.

Help the Halloween III: Season Of The Witch stans in your life show their Silver Shamrock love all year long with this enamel pin. 

Give the gift of Junji Ito for the horror manga fans in your life … in pin form!

Jordan Peele fans would go nuts for this stunning Us pin.  

Send your bestie back to the Overlook with these The Shining enamel earrings.

This “Dream On” Freddy Kreuger pin is perfect for the Nightmare On Elm Street fans in your life. 

And we absolutely cannot forget this stunning Midsommar postcard pendant from Sofia Zakia which was our Things We Love in The Bite issue no. 67. Yes, we love it that much, and your horror friends will, too. 

We can’t really even graze the tip of the iceberg when it comes to enamel pins — trust us when we say that’s a beast of a different making. So, if you don’t see the perfect pin for that horror enamel freak in your life, make sure you check out Mondo, Cavity Colors, and even search on Etsy for tons of other killer options. Also, keep your eyes peeled for those Black Friday sales!  


Have a book lover in your life who wants to try and tackle the genre one film at a time? Brian Collins’ book Horror Movie A Day: The Book should fit the bill. 

Give some love to the monster kids and budding SFX gurus in your life with the ultimate tome — Rick Baker: Metamorphosis

Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin is perfect for the horror artist in your life. 

Horror audiophiles absolutely need Blood On Black Wax

Get the book worm (and maybe the new parent) in your group Zoje Stage’s Baby Teeth: A Novel

Video Games

This year saw the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake. If you know someone who ate, breathed, and slept the original game, this one’s for them.

Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft fans will go crazy for this 1-bit love letter — World Of Horror

Everyone has that horror friend who thinks they’ve seen it all — you can’t scare them! Get them Layers of Fear 2. Thank us later. 

Board Games

Everyone has that friend who’s obsessed with film facts and history. For them, there’s nothing better than Horror Trivial Pursuit and Slash Cards: The Horror Movie Trivia Game.

Or, ruin friendships with Pennywise instead of just a dude in a top hat with IT Monopoly.

Ravensburger has you covered with Horrified and a JAWS board game.


Between Mondo, Wax Works Records, and Sacred Bones Records, the horror audiophiles in your life will be like kids in a candy shop if you get them any of these amazing LPs. 

That Bong Hive is going to be really well taken care of this Christmas if you add the Parasite OST on Vinyl in that perfect peach variant. 

Take your bestie back to the 80s with the OG Child’s Play soundtrack on vinyl. Or, gift them Bear McCreary’s outstanding score for the new Child’s Play.

Give that Kaiju fan McCreary’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters vinyl. 

Don’t sleep on this stunning Us vinyl, complete with “I Got 5 On It”. 

Or go ham for that truly special friend in your life with Mondo’s Box Of Souls – A Nightmare On Elm Street Box Set.


This Bad and Beautiful framed print for the Dream Warriors stans in your life. 

That gorgeous Samara needlepoint from Stab and Stitch. Yes, that one

For the candle lovers in your life who also enjoy some spooky decor, there’s this super cute coffin candle that melts to reveal … something special. 

For those with an interest in the macabre, give the gift of a good, healthy spine with this quirky candle

Make sure the coffee drinkers in your life are taken care of with this Black Phillip mug so they can caffeinate deliciously on Monday morning. 

This Frankenstein’s Monster planter from Jack Of The Dust would look perfect on your friend’s desk. 

Wrap it all up with the perfect horror-themed holiday paper.

Without fail, one of the best gifts you can give any horror buff in your life is more horror! Do so with a Shudder subscription paired with one year of Fangoria Magazine.

Hopefully, we’ve given you some horror-laced gifts to think about for the super special spooky folks in your life. There are tons of other amazing options out there, so at the very least, we hope this served as a great jumping-off point. When the time comes, share your friend and family present reveals with us on social media — the only thing we like better than a good scare is to see the joy on people’s faces when they get that perfect gift.  

Happy holidays from the entire Shudder team!