14 Spooky Gifts for Horror Lovers

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You don’t have to wait until the winter holidays to buy gifts for the special people in your life. If you know someone who has a stack of slasher movie Blu-rays or can quote every line from The Exorcist, the season of giving starts right as summer ends and we start prepping for Halloween. From horror movie swag to creepy housewares, these gift ideas are perfect for any time of year.

1. Pennywise Funko Pop!; $14


Everyone’s least-favorite clown is here to terrorize your desktop. This Funko Pop! from the recent It movies comes in a variety of styles, including one with open arms and an eerie smile, and another inspired by Stephen King’s It, the 1990 TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise.

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2. Universal Classic Monsters Blu-Ray Collection; $62


For the horror fan in your life who loves the classics, this Blu-ray set features six early Universal monster movies that defined the genre. Watching the original portrayals of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman on screen will give any cinephile a deeper appreciation for modern horror movies.

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3. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film; $16

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Some horror fans love mindlessly consuming scary movies, while others spend hours thinking about them after the credits roll. The book Men, Women, and Chain Saws by Carol J. Clover is the perfect gift for the academic horror buff. It dissects the role gender plays in horror films, looking at everything from the slasher/victim dynamic to the final girl trope.

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4. Friday the 13th Horror at Camp Crystal Lake Board Game; $40


It can be Friday the 13th every day at your house with this board game inspired by the popular franchise. Ideal for three to six players, this game will put your giftee right in the heart of the horror happening at Camp Crystal Lake. Can they escape Jason, or will they end up on the wrong side of his machete? Only time—and strategic thinking on their part—will tell.

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5. Dracula Puzzle; $20


Based on a 2018 poster by artist Francesco Francavilla, this 1000-piece puzzle could be perfect for spooky nights inside with the horror movie lover in your life. There are only 350 copies of this limited-edition release, so grab it now while you can.

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6. Horror Movie Tiki Mugs; From $28 each

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These festive horror-themed mugs from Geeki Tiki are the perfect way to make a painkiller inside of Regan from The Exorcist or use the Ghostface killer from Scream as the vessel for your next Bloody Mary. There are plenty of options to choose from, including mugs modeled after classic horror movie monsters like the Wolf Man. You can even grab ones inspired by Halloween-themed cereal, like Franken Berry

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7. The Babadook Mondo Poster; $50


Mondo posters are highly coveted among film lovers and are usually hard to come by because they sell out so quickly. But you can still snag some great horror-inspired ones on the site, like this limited-edition screenprint from artist Greg Ruth, which is based on the 2014 psychological horror film, The Babadook. Grab it while you still can, because with Mondo, supplies are usually scarce and value tends to accrue quickly. Case in point: This same poster is going for roughly double the asking price on sites like eBay right now.

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8. Handbook For The Recently Deceased Journal; $8


You don’t have to say its name three times to conjure this book into your life. The Handbook for the Recently Deceased from Beetlejuice is available for mortals to purchase. But you won’t find instructions for living your best afterlife inside—instead, it’s filled with blank notebook pages for your own writing.

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9. Stephen King Book Cover Throw Blanket; $43


Cuddle up with 1981's Cujo and snuggle with 1978's The Stand, thanks to this throw blanket decorated with some of Stephen King’s landmark books covers. The throw is available in multiple sizes, or you can use the same design as a pillowcase or tote bag.

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10. The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History; $28


Become more than a horror movie fan—turn yourself into a historian with The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History. In this 250-page coffee table book, author Stephen Jones charts the 100-plus-year history of the genre, with decade-by-decade breakdowns of landmark releases. From the early silent movies through the Universal monster years and into the present day, this title will help you better appreciate the art of the horror film.

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11. Disney Jack Skellington Mug; $20


Does The Nightmare Before Christmas count as a Halloween movie or a Christmas one? While technically director Henry Selick ended this debate in 2017 (spoiler: It’s considered a Halloween film), your giftee might still get a kick out of watching this movie year-round, especially with this cute mug modeled after Jack Skellington in hand.

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12. Amityville Horror Enamel Pin; $10


Your giftee doesn't have to head to Ocean Avenue in Long Island, New York, to get a glimpse of the so-called “Amityville Horror” house. With this enamel collector’s pin, they can take a gander at this spooky abode—which was the site of a real-life mass murder in 1974, and later spawned a book and horror film series—any time they’d like.

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13. Hellraiser: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Vinyl; $30


Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is as well-known for its gruesome imagery as it is for its symphonic score by composer Christopher Young. You can grab the Death Waltz Recording Company’s 2017 remaster of it on vinyl right now, which is sure to please any Pinhead aficionado. The cover features original artwork of the iconic villain by Matt Ryan Tobin, and it includes liner notes penned by none other than Barker himself.

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14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Spike Titan Vinyl Figure; $15


Into every generation, a chosen one is born. And sometimes, that chosen one has a vampire boyfriend—or two, but who’s counting? If your giftee is firmly in the Spike camp when it comes to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this 4.5-inch vinyl figure of the peroxide-blond vamp will definitely go over well.

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This article was originally published in 2019; it has been updated for 2021.