Monday, 1 December 2014
Christmas Gifts for Horror Lovers
For those on a budget, I'm reprinting a list I prepared for last year's blog post:
- Record some of the free offerings on television and make a themed set of horror movies (e.g., killer clowns; exorcisms; haunted houses);
- Give a subscription to a horror magazine or buy a horror-themed calendar;
- Take advantage of sales on t-shirts from printing companies that have no minimum purchase requirement and order a custom-made t-shirt for less (as low as $5-$7.50) with horror graphics downloaded from the internet;
- Visit dollar stores and local flea markets to see if there are horror collectibles that are reasonably priced; or
- Give your own gift certificate for a night of horror movie viewing at your house or a Walking Dead festival (complete with costumes if you're up for it).
If you have some free reading time over the holidays, you might want to download the works of Poe (for free or minimal cost). If you like psychological horror, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is also a natural.