It’s that time of year again to make your shopping list and check it twice. We here at HorrorFuel.com know how hard it can be to find an excellent gift for the horror fan in your life, so we’ve got a shopping guide filled with killer gifts to help make that challenge a lot easier.
“When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, Black Widow, “Stranger Things”) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.
A ton of blood is spilled in the film that also stars Emmy winner John Leguizamo (John Wick), Cam Gigandet (Without Remorse), Alex Hassell (Cowboy Bebop), Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), and Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise).
Around Halloween, I did a haul review of horror-themed clothing from ShoePalace.com. Not only are the pieces high quality, they look great! Any horror fan would love it!
I know it’s a while until next Halloween, but no horror fan wouldn’t love this! I had one this Halloween, and it brought me and the folks in my neighborhood so much joy! I got giddy whenever I stepped outside my door and saw Michael Myers towering over my house!
Comfort is a massive part of gamers’ lives. Make sure the gamer in your life stays comfy with the Valari pillow.
Joseph Perry, HorrorFuel’s film festival editor and reviewer, covered the release of Pat Tremblay’s book that examines some of the best horror posters ever released.
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The horror goodie highest on Josh Scafidi’s list this year would absolutely have to be 1987’s The Monster Squad, re-released in glorious 4k by Kino Lorber! He loved this movie as a kid and still loves it to this day! You can check the link for availability!
Josh’s second choice is this awesome prop from one of this year’s best horror films, Talk to Me! It isn’t cheap, but for avid fans of the film and collectors, it just might be worth it. This thing is sick!
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Dan XIII, who has written many reviews this year, has three films he highly recommends for those who love horror.
“In The Big Apple, fortune teller fucker par excellence Ivan (Bill White) and his stoic partner Harry (Ed Hubbard) spend their nights patrolling the mean streets in order to rid the world of various supernatural menaces.
While in the middle of one such operation, three ladies and a leather-clad lothario inadvertently make the scene and accidentally open a portal to hell, which unleashes a creepy cadre of creatures and plunges the surroundings into an alternate dimension.
Before long, the body count begins to rise as the creatures become absolutely hellbent (literally) on keeping Ivan and Harry trapped within those wicked walls until sunrise so that their residence becomes permanent!”
“Bozo (Gary Schneider) and his cretin cronies spend their time working out, fuckin’, and running over people with their car for shits n’ grins… but the one thing that really gets their rocks off is making life miserable for the local gymnasium’s nerdy janitor, Melvin (Mark Torgl).
After one such humiliation (involving a sheep in a bra and Melvin in a tutu), Melvin ends up both on fire and covered in toxic waste (the latter causing the former to be more precise) before finally transforming into a mutant mound of muscle, and thus the monster hero, the Toxic Avenger (Mitchell Cohen, with voice provided by Kenneth Kessler… sometimes… other times it seems like they just used on set audio) is born!
Now everyone from the corrupt town government to criminals to bullies are poised to shit their respective trousers as Toxie rips them a new asshole (surprisingly not literally… though the justice he hands out is spectacularly violent).”
Celeste (Felice Jankell) is having a shitty go at things when her successful businesswoman sis, Isa (Erica Midfjäll), clues her into a hypnosis record from the ’70s that has changed her life for the better.
Incredulous, Celeste spins the platter nevertheless… and the results are third eye-opening, to say the least!
If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, we recommend gifting your special someone with a subscription to services like Shudder, which specializes in horror and thrillers, or Hulu, HBO, Paramount+, Peacock, or Netflix.
If you are looking for something scary to watch this holiday season, be sure to check out our chilling list of holiday horror movies to unwrap this Christmas.
Happy holidays from the HorrorFuel family to yours!