“Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends”: What we know so far

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Michael Myers fans rejoice because there’s some chilling news about the Halloween franchise. Director, John Carpenter has confirmed circulating rumors which means two sequels are set to follow the successful 2018 reboot. So, it’s time for you to start gripping your Michael Myers horror collectibles as tight as you can because you’re going to have an alarming two years anticipating the premieres of these upcoming horror films. The best part is that the first movie is already in the works.

Halloween Kills (2020) 

Filming for “Halloween Kills” began early this month, placing it in theatres for October 16, 2020. The final scene from last year’s film ends with Laurie’s home engulfed in flames and a focused shot of the burnt basement containing Michael. Although, if you waited around for the credits to finish rolling you would have noticed the intense breathing, confirming that the infamous serial killer likely survived the events of the film — and that’s where “Halloween Kills” begins. How do we know that exactly? Well, you can thank Jamie Lee Curtis’ Instagram feed. One of the photos that she posted features her all bruised and beaten up. In fact, if you look closely at her injuries in the final scene of the reboot, the two are uncanny.

Halloween Ends (2021)

Since we don’t have the official plot and have only seen some online speculations, there isn’t really much to say about the final movie in the trilogy, “Halloween Ends”, other then we know that it will premiere a year later, on October 15, 2021. 

Needless to say, while there isn’t a lot of information floating around at the moment, here at Nightmare Toys we’re incredibly excited and have ordered more Michael Myers horror collectibles to celebrate his undying return to the big screen. 

What are your predictions for the upcoming horror films? Do you think Michael’s days of terrorizing Laurie will be over?

Our 5 favorite films to binge-watch before Halloween

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Whether you prefer stand-alone films or haunting franchises with a grisly cult following, there are so many movies to go batty over as Halloween night inches closer. Needless to say, to the fans who’re obsessed enough to buy horror movies online to watch them year-round, or those who may be on the haunt for some horrifying tales to bewitch the senses, here are some of Nightmare Toys’ most cherished, binge-worthy contenders.   

The Conjuring (2013)

While there are many alarming choices from The Conjuring Universe, none make the same bloodcurdling impression as the first installment in the creep-tastic franchise. For those who have it on their horror bucket list, The Conjuring is a supernatural film that follows a real-life telling of the experiences of the Perron family while living in their Rhode Island farmhouse in the ‘70s. It also gruesomely intertwines demonologists, Lorraine and Ed Warren, as they attempt to investigate these paranormal events. 

Fans of the film should be pleased by our devilishly delightful collection of The Conjuring horror keepsakes, including Annabelle, The Nun, and The Crooked Man.    

Coraline (2009)

Although Coraline is an animation that’s not particularly known for being frightening or gory, the reality is it has some grisly terrifying scenes that were inspired by age-old folktales. So, why hasn’t it been added to your must-watch Halloween list?

Of all the nightmarish monsters in this quivering horror film, none are more brilliantly creepy than, Other Mother. Thanks to Pop! Movies and Pop! Animation, we’ve got an otherworldly collection of Coraline mementos that add alluring diversity to your ever-growing horror collection. Ultimately, who can resist those button eyes? 

Terrifier (2016)

Those looking for a slasher that’s bound to fog their dreams with frightening nightmares should relish in the bizarre darkness exhibited by the film, Terrifier. After all, who wouldn’t want to watch as an unnerving clown maniacally terrorizes his prey on all Hallows eve? Those who’re fans of the homicidal, Art the Clown, can even reanimate the beloved murderer with some of his cult collectibles — including a full-bodied costume, chilling mask, and even a dreadful tee designed to cloak their ghoulish charm.

Carrie (1976)

The days leading up to Halloween wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t include watching one of Stephen King’s iconic cult classics. That’s we recommend that you add Carrie to your list of alarmingly, bone-chilling horror films. An oldie, but a goodie, Carrie is an adaptation of the famed horror novel which follows a teen who faces bullying at school and parental abuse at home. Equipped with supernatural powers, she takes a malevolently dark turn for the worst, making the violent plot sequence a cackling good time for horror lovers. 

If you buy horror movies online and haven’t already acquired this eerie addition, we’ve got an impressive DV that contains all the chilling bonus features. Although if your devotion extends beyond basic film collection, a bloody coffee mug or mini figurine may be enough to tame your loathing heart. 

Chucky (1988 – 2019)

Whether you binge-watch the series or select a slasher favorite from the famed horror franchise, no countdown to Halloween could ever be complete without a heavy dosage of Chuck! After all, his voodoo-chanting is rather mesmerizing to worshipers of the notorious serial killer. So, grab yourself some popcorn and start decorating your crypt with your collection of Child’s Play action figures, horror movies pillows, and dolls, dead-icating your evening to the Good Guys! 

Note that some of the above collectibles may be pre-order items and will be shipped on their scheduled dates.

To those who collect or buy horror movies online, which films make your top 5 must-watch list? Drop a comment below to compare with other readers.

All the costume essentials your dark soul can bare

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Since Halloween is just around the corner, it’s time to awaken your inner demons to select a spine-chilling horror costume for all your forthcoming frightful festivities. So, since it’s hauntingly possible that you’re stuck on the decision to dress up as a repulsive creature or a startling entity, as long as your unearthly spirit is bathed in darkness, Nightmare Toys has a costume that’s bound to make you cackle with ghoulish delight.

Scary horror costumes for sale

There are so many spooktacular options for horror lovers looking to achieve a scare factor. After all, how often can you dress menacingly insane, go out in public and passersby won’t even bat an eye? As ghastly as that is, how do you decide which scary costume to play devilish dress-up with?

While clowns are usually associated with cheap thrills, the American Horror Story’s Twisty the Clown costume is something nightmares are made from. Featuring a one-size-fits-all, white-puffed suit with red and yellow poms and a vibrant trim, you’ll be ready to get your creep on. Just don’t forget to grab yourself the mask of the dreaded carnival freak, with an intense special effect making the mouthpiece removable to expose the grim extent of his deformity.

If clowning around isn’t your style, how about “puppeting” around instead? Drape the apparel of the terrifying Saw Pilly Puppet costume and start informing your peers about the rules and instructions of their deadly games.

Funny horror costumes for sale  

Why is the rum always gone by the time you make your way to your ghoulish gathering? Well, that’s probably because you opted to dress as a pirate this Halloween and you’re taking your role as captain super seriously! Although if you’re the type of person who struggles to remember the basics of pirate lingo, maybe you’d prefer to break the ice at your shindig dressed as an inflatable pteranodon? You’ll look roarsome when you spread your wings for hugs and high fives.

Sexy horror costumes for sale

While the Halloween season is one of the best times to dress in gruesome costumes, it’s also the finest time of year to flaunt a sexy-inspired costume as well. Ladies, if a seductive nurse or provocative cat doesn’t make your costume cut, why not consider the charming allure of a Day of the Dead Senorita costume or simply pull your hair back into pigtails and dress up as a desired schoolgirl, outfitted as Wednesday Addams? Gentlemen, you can try to woe all the women in your Iron Man or gladiator costume ensembles.

Iconic horror costumes for sale

It doesn’t get more iconic than getting the opportunity to dress up as your favorite horror character, so why not take advantage of the next month by slowly preparing and adding to an out-of-this-world look? Walk the walk and talk the talk outfitted as the poltergeist, Beetlejuice! You can also choose to resemble Adam or Barbara rather than the comedic ghost.

Although, for those who want to cross the hair-raising paths between gruesome and time-honoring, perhaps you’d prefer to rock the dreams of party-goers everywhere spiffed up as Freddy Krueger himself. Don’t forget to add the mask and glove to finish off your killer costume!  

What horror costume with you be haunting and flaunting this upcoming Halloween. Drop a comment or a photo below to share.

Everything you need for a spook-tacular ghoul party

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Halloween party supplies

With the days leading up to All Hallows’ Eve hanging on by a thread, it’s the perfect opportunity to throw a ghoulish get together with all your otherworldly friends and family. Now, as an individual who is extensively invested in organizing the most repulsive, ghastly gathering, you will need some eerie-sistable Halloween party supplies and a few screamy offerings to offer your fang-tastic guests. With a little help from Nightmare Toys, you will be well on your way to transforming your boring, ordinary home into a devilish haunting for all things demonic.  

Decorate for the occasion

An enchanting costume simply won’t be enough if you plan to knock em’ dead at your very own Halloween party. For starters, you’ll need to cape your crypt and shine some moonlight onto your makeshift dance floor to get your gruesome guests to want to boo-gy. Next, clear off your coffee table and drape a bloodcurdling table cloth across it instead. Following by pinning up a welcome door cover, hanging a few morbid bits and pieces and clowning around by creeping up your wall with the most bizarre ornaments. If that’s not enough to show that you’re dead-icated then invite your visitors to indulge in an ice-cold beverage, chilling from beyond the grave.  

Add a uniquely gruesome touch

Every spook-tacular monster bash needs a little extra darkness added to the mix. That being said, in order to truly get into the spirit, you’ll need to add some cookie batter to this mix of ghoulish cookie cutters. Aren’t they festive in the most edible way? If passing around devilish treats isn’t your style, then offer your guests to help themselves to a coffin candy bowl to hold their tasty treats in, or simply let Beetlejuice, Freddy Kreuger or Jason Voorhees thrill your trick-or-treaters. How petrifyingly practical?

How do you plan to use your collection of Halloween party supplies to decorate for your ghoulish gathering? Tell us in the comments section below.

Disguise yourself with the most otherworldly Halloween costumes

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By now, all the true horror aficionados and supernatural fanatics have already chosen their Halloween costumes for an evening of devilish haunting, but for the ghastly oddballs that have waited until the final hour to cape themselves in spook-tacular jumpsuits, here are some of our darkest ideas for some wicked inspiration.

Dress up as the Addams family

Tantalize your love for the macabre and bloodcurdling torture by cloaking yourself in a casket, dressed as a member from the Addams family of course. Arrive to your haunting solo, or draft a group of hair-raising beings like yourself, wearing the grim attire of your favorite Addams family character. Sociopaths can have style after all. Bundle up in Gomaz Addams classy, striped garb, memorize mortals clothed in Morticia Addams black satin gown, creep around in the hooded robe of Uncle Fester or simply show off your sadistic personality dressed as Wednesday Addams.

Dress up as a superhero or villain

Although slipping on a superhero outfit won’t give you any superpowers, these Halloween costumes are always fun to drape on for an evening of unnerving festivities. The best part is the whole family can arrive decked out as a super squad. The Batgirl Deluxe Adult Costume is eerie-sistably awesome, complete with a cape and a dark, black mask, while the Batman Dark Knight Adult Deluxe Costume exhibits a more mysterious sense of fashion. The kids can even join in on the fun with batman-inspired costumes fit for newborns, toddlers and little youngsters.

As for the dark side you can masquerade around dressed like Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn, the notorious master jedi Darth Vader or the vulgar serial killer Captain Spaulding.

Dress up as a caveman

You can never go wrong adorning yourself as a caveman or cavewoman. After all, who doesn’t love wearing the comfy, robe-like garb of our fire-wielding ancestors? Yet, Halloween costumes are supposed to possess a sense of uniqueness as well. Show up to your frightening celebratory event dressed up like the comical, primitive characters from Bedrock. Pair up as Barney and Betty Rubble or go the more classic route and dress up as Fred and Wilma Flintstone! YABA-DABA-DOO!

What’s your favorite Halloween costume from our above suggestions? Tell us in the comments section below.   

 

  

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween approaches, we’re all starting to make (or finalize, for the keener ones) our Halloween plans. And while Halloween is a fun holiday, with loads of room for creativity and excitement, it’s also a good time to reflect on some safety precautions, so that this fun night doesn’t turn into a real-life horror movie.

Caution When Driving on Halloween Night

One of the biggest parts of Halloween is trick-or-treating, something that kids of all ages look forward to for days or weeks. However, there are more children run over by vehicles on Halloween than any other night in the year. So, if you’re driving, make sure to go slowly and pay special attention to the road. Be aware that children will be wearing costumes that might not be super visible in the dark, and be especially careful that there are no stragglers from the groups.

High-Visibility Clothing

As a parent, it’s a good idea to incorporate some high-visibility clothing into your child’s costume, even if it’s just a few small bits. You might be going with them, but you know better than anyone how quick kids can be in giving you the slip, whether purposely or not.

Brief Children on Safety

Make sure your children are well versed in the rules of the road. If you’re not going trick or treating with them yourself, give them a buddy system among their friends or siblings, and remind them of stranger danger. And going back to those costumes – not all costumes, or parts of costumes, are as easy to move in as their regular clothes. Even a flapping cape, or a long sheet for a ghost, could trip a child running across the road. Make sure those costumes are properly fitted, and that any loose parts don’t become a hindrance.

House Safety

Finally, don’t neglect house safety. Make sure pets are inside; they could become overwhelmed and aggressive with so many people around, especially if there are fireworks. Be careful of decorations, making sure not to overload electrical sockets or to put too many heavy decorations in an area where extra weight won’t be supported. And hopefully, it goes without saying, but if you’re hosting a party, make sure no underage guests get hold of alcohol, and order a few taxis at the end of the night if there aren’t enough designated drivers.

But above all, have fun! Halloween only comes once a year, and there’s a reason it’s such a popular holiday for people of all ages.

Did we miss any Halloween safety tips? Tell us what precautions you take in the comments section below.

Trick or Treat: Irresistible Halloween Candy

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Halloween Candy

When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Scary movies, creepy costumes, eerie decorations, and of course, Halloween candy! While most people stop trick-or-treating when they’re about 12 years old, the love of Halloween candy endures well past that age. Let’s take a look at some of the classic Halloween candy that we just cannot get enough of!

Candy Corn

Who doesn’t love the sugary confectionery that is candy corn? The iconic treat, shaped in the form of yellow, orange, and white kernels are an absolute must for those with an incurable sweet tooth. Interestingly, the eve of Halloween is also National Candy Corn Day, which means you have a perfectly acceptable excuse reason to stuff your face with candy even before Halloween. Don’t want to share? Let Freddy Krueger terrorize any trick-or-treater who dares knock on your door with this spooky Halloween candy bowl holder.

Freddy Kreuger Halloween Candy Bowl Holder

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

If you aspire to be the most popular house on the block for Halloween, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the way to go. These highly-coveted individually wrapped chocolate and peanut butter treats are oh so hard to resist! Serve up your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in this frightening Nightmare on Elm Street Grave Hand Halloween Candy Bowl Holder.

Nightmare on Elm Street Grave Hand Halloween Candy Bowl Holder

M&Ms

While M&Ms are popular year round, it’s around Halloween that mortals consume copious amounts of the multi-colored candy. And if you’ve been looking to try a new flavor this fall, M&M has recently released their new Cookies and Screeem flavor (get it?), just in time for Halloween. Serve up these delicious little treats in this masked Jason Voorhees Halloween Candy Bowl Holder. After all, he knows a thing or two about screams.

Jason Voorhees Halloween Candy Bowl Holder

Skittles

This year Skittles has decided to trick your taste buds with their Trick Plays Skittles. Think red skittles taste like strawberry or orange ones like… well, orange? Think again. The colors don’t match the flavors! That’s some sorcery at play, but we’re fully on board. If you’re delighting your guests with these deceptively colored treats this year, let Beetlejuice, the quintessential trickster, lend you a hand.

Beetlejuice Candy Bowl Holder

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Tell us which sugary treat you absolutely cannot resist in the comments below.

Terrifying Halloween Haunts That Will Scare Your Pants Off

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Terrifying Halloween Haunts That Will Scare Your Pants Off

It’s that time of year again; the air is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, people are sipping on pumpkin-flavored lattes, skeleton and cobweb decorations are making their appearance, and horror-lovers are finding new ways to scare themselves silly. Yes, Halloween is just a few weeks away, and if, like us, you’re a fan of hair-raising haunts, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out these terrifying attractions!

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How does a haunted house inside a real prison sound? Formerly the most famous and expensive prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary stands in ruins today, amid rumors that the eerie crumbling prison is haunted.

Set within its intimidating compound, Terror Behind the Walls is comprised of six themed haunted attractions: the Infirmary, the Blood Yard, Quarantine 4D, Break Out, Lockdown, and Machine Shop, each more petrifying than the next. Fans of horror and gore are sure to experience the terror by exploring the historic prison and participating in the immersive attractions.

Knotts Scary Farm in Buena Park, California

If you love scary haunts, you may already be familiar with Knott’s Scary Farm. For Halloween, the theme park gets a complete chilling makeover, with 13 different haunted mazes and attractions and talented performers that promise to deliver a haunting experience to the brave souls who dare enter. If you have an appetite for horror, you will love the sinister shows and frightening creatures hiding in the shadows, seriously committed to scaring your pants off.

If Pennywise from the movie It didn’t scare you enough, check out the Dark Ride maze, which will take you on a “journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carny folk still linger in the shadows.” The shunned performers, which include terrifying clowns, will haunt your nightmares for days.

The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you’ve ever wished that you could be in a horror movie, this attraction is the closest you can get to fulfilling your dream. The 13th Gate, known for its disturbingly ultra-realistic and detailed haunts, has been compared to a Hollywood horror movie. Every part of the attraction, from the set, to the props and special effects are designed to be as real as possible. The actors take on and maintain haunting personas throughout the night, taunting visitors in this immersive experience with their impressive acting ability and incredible makeup.

What’s more? The creators of The 13th Gate Haunted House have revealed a new interactive experience for fans of escape rooms. Do you dare?

What are your favorite Halloween haunts? Share them with us in the comments section below!

Friday the 13th Means 13% off Everything!

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Friday the 13th Sale

You’re in luck! Nightmare Toys has a killer deal for you. On Friday the 13th, we are slashing our prices to bits. For one day only, we’re offering 13 percent off everything in store and online; there are no restrictions! So, if you’ve been eyeing one of our many sweet Halloween costumes, spooky decorations, or props, take advantage of this limited-time offer, and treat yourself to 13 percent off on Friday the 13th.

Spread the terror by sharing this deal with your friends and family today!

Creepy Clown Sightings

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Creepy Clown Sightings

Clowns, on the one hand, are seen as comic performers, entertaining children and adults alike at birthday parties with their funny antics and party tricks. On the other hand, though, the same outlandishly dressed characters, with their white-painted faces, distinctive makeup, and oversized wigs evoke dread and fear in so many of us.

In 2016, a petrifying creepy clown craze swept the U.S., Canada, Europe, and even parts of Asia, with pranksters dressed as scary clowns terrorizing unsuspecting people near parks and playgrounds. The phenomenon ultimately died down, but recently, following the release of It, the eponymous movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror book featuring Pennywise, the sadistic, shape-shifting clown, it is experiencing a revival.

Sightings of menacing clowns have, once again, been reported across the country. In Greenville, South Carolina, police received numerous reports of creepy clown sightings, suspicious characters, dressed in clown attire trying to scare children by whispering and making strange noises in the woods.

In addition to creepy clown sightings, lone red balloons tied to storm drains and sewer grates popped up all over the world, in anticipation of the record-shattering horror blockbuster, the single red balloon being a symbol of Pennywise’s proximity to its victims.

While this may seem like social media and mass hysteria blowing things out of proportion, for many, this is no laughing matter. While there are a number of children and adults who have a reasonable apprehension of clowns, for those with coulrophobia, the clinical term for an irrational fear of clowns, this can be a particularly traumatizing experience, resulting in symptoms similar to those of a panic attack.

So, while we don’t condone scaring innocent people with nightmarish clown costumes on any ordinary day, we do think that such a getup is apt for our favorite spooky event of the year, Halloween! If you’ve been dying to impress your friends and family at this year’s Halloween party, we’ve got the perfect officially-licensed Pennywise clown costume for you, available in extra small, standard, and extra-large sizes. If you prefer a DIY costume, we’ve even got the makeup and wig for you.

Are you planning on dressing up as Pennywise this Halloween? Share your photos with us in the comments section below!

 

Horror Movie Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

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Horror Movie Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

Halloween costumes can come in all shapes and sizes, from Humpty Dumpty, to Captain Hook, to a giant fried egg, if that’s what you’re into. It being Halloween, though, and the time for all things scary, why not go for some of the greatest villains in horror movies? They’re classic, they’re spooky, and they’re far more interesting than that skeleton outfit you’ve got hidden away in the attic. Consider some of these options, and then enjoy Halloween the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed – by terrifying people when you jump out of a dark alley.

Michael Myers, Halloween

It’s Halloween, so let’s take our first piece of inspiration from the Halloween series. Michael Myers is a classic and easy to put together costume for the more low-maintenance among us. This costume really just needs three things: a mask, a dark-colored jumpsuit, and a prop machete. With minimal effort, you still get maximum effect, as you channel the terror that is Michael Myers. This costume is creepy and horrifying, and sure to get some compliments. Pro tip: if you really want to go all out for the creepy factor, just add a bit of fake blood to the knife.

Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street

This is another of the Halloween costume ideas for men that is straightforward and classic. With a striped sweater, a hat, a mask, and a hand prop, you can really get under the skin of one of cinema’s most enduring villains. There’s a reason there are so many movies about Freddy Krueger, and that reason makes him the perfect costume for Halloween.

Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs

Once again, a mask is the main ingredient in this costume idea. What can I say? Some of the greatest horror movie villains wear masks. It’s a theme. Anyway, complete this outfit with an orange jumpsuit, or even a straitjacket if you really want to go for it. Hell, you could even get your friend to dress up as a guard, who could wheel you around in a trolley. Actually, that’s a double win, as you’d have a kick-ass costume, and you’d get wheeled around all night.

Pennywise, It

We couldn’t do a post about Halloween costume ideas for men without including Pennywise.  If you really want to catch the current mood, then this one’s a no-brainer. It’s also pretty easy to put together, with since the Pennywise costume comes complete with a clown suit, a wig, and a character mask!

What are you planning on dressing up as for this Halloween? Share your Halloween costume ideas with us in the comments section below.

5 Spooktastic Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

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5 Spooktastic Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Are you looking for Halloween costume ideas for women? We have curated five spooktastic costumes for you!

Morticia Addams

morticia adams costume

For Halloween, dress up as Morticia Addams, the iconic matriarch of the Addams family, with this stunning ankle length black satin gown with long lace sleeves featuring an intricate spider web pattern. Complete the look with our gorgeous long dark black hair Morticia wig, which has the character’s signature center part. We also carry other Addams family costumes in case you want your entire family to dress up as the beloved eccentric clan.

Wednesday Addams

wednesday adams costume

Channel your inner Wednesday Addams with this officially-licensed costume, available in small and medium sizes. Featuring the grim and impassive young girl’s famous white collar and cuffs, it comes with a matching skirt and horizontal-striped tights. Paired with our dark twin braids wig, it is a perfect spooktastic outfit for Halloween.

Miss Voorhees

Slay them all with this sexy take on the Miss Voorhies character from the Friday the 13th film series, available in small and plus sizes. Transform into the vengeful vixen who brutally murders those she believes are responsible for her son’s death. The black and red-striped hockey jersey features an image of Jason’s iconic goalie mask and crossed machetes, and it comes with a matching goalie mask handbag, perfect for carrying storing Halloween candy. Enhance the look with a prop machete and black industrial fishnet tights.

Miss Scissorhands

scissorhands woman costume

Do you love Tim Burton’s iconic scarred-faced, gentle Edward Scissorhands? Dress up as the female counterpart of this sweet, yet misunderstood, character with this officially-licensed outfit, complete with an exquisitely detailed mini-dress, legendary scissor gloves, and character wig. The costume is available in small and medium sizes.

Harley Quinn

harley quinn costume

If fictional supervillain is your jam, then you’ll have fun dressing up as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s infamous lover and accomplice. This officially licensed Batman product includes a sexy top and pants, as well as a choker, fingerless gloves, and a belt. The costume is available in small and medium sizes.

What costume are you planning on wearing this Halloween? Share your Halloween costume ideas for women with us by commenting below!

Satisfy Your Appetite for Horror with These 5 Cult Movies

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Satisfy Your Appetite for Horror with These 5 Cult Movies

With Halloween just two months away, we are making our list of top five cult horror movies to get us in the mood for the macabre. Do you dare to watch these?

The Exorcist

There is nothing quite as frightening as the idea of demonic possession, but the demonic possession of a child? That is definitely the stuff nightmares are made of. In this terrifying cult horror movie, based loosely on real events, Regan MacNeil, possessed by the devil changes from a sweet young child to a levitating, body-contorting, profanity spewing, vile manifestation of the devil. Shudder with terror as you watch the hair-raising exorcism scenes and the famous 180-degree head turn.

The Shining

Here’s another great horror classic to put you in the mood for Halloween. A chilling adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Shining, this psychological thriller follows Jack Torrance, a writer who moves to an isolated hotel with his family to take care of the establishment. Filled with psychic premonitions and visions, the movie terrifies audiences as the main character becomes gradually possessed by a malevolent presence. Gnaw your nails off as you unravel the dark secrets of the hotel.

Carrie

Another terrifying adaptation a Stephen King horror novel, Carrie is the revenge fantasy story of a sensitive and reserved teen named Carrie White. Cruelly ridiculed by her classmates and verbally abused by her repressive and psychotic mother, Carrie discovers her telekinetic powers brought on by the onset of adolescence. Events quickly start to deteriorate as she clashes with her religiously fanatic mother and her sadistic classmates. Following a brutally humiliating prank at the high school prom, Carrie unleashes her fury on everyone who has ever taunted her.

Poltergeist

This movie follows the story of a regular family whose home is haunted by a Poltergeist. When ten-year old Carol Anne first hears a voice emanating from the TV set, she initially mistakes it for that of a playful child, but soon things take a turn for the worse, and the voices become angry and menacing, eventually pulling Carol Anne into their world. Watch with dread as the parents seek the help of an exorcist to liberate their child from the clutches of evil.

Psycho

When Marion Crane, a secretary on the run after stealing money from her employer, decides to sojourn at the Bates Motel, she meets Norman Bates, a polite, yet bizarre young man skilled at taxidermy, who has a complicated and tumultuous relationship with his mother. This complex psychological thriller features a cleverly executed amalgam of voyeurism, Oedipal tendencies, dark imagery, and perverted secrets that will have you jumping out of your seat.

What are your favorite cult horror movies? Join the conversation by commenting below.