Gift Ideas for Living Dead Doll Fans

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Gift Ideas for Living Dead Doll Fans

Ah, the morbidly sweet contradiction of “living dead,” which reminds us of Romero’s treasured films and describes one of Rob Zombie’s best odes to ghoulish gals. For collectors of the dark and delightful, it also means Living Dead Dolls, the adorably twisted antithesis to toys that are just too bright and bubbly. Whether displayed in their coffin cases or posed on shelves and beds, they’re the perfect gift for horror geeks. Here’s a handy guide to these imps, along with ideas for how to present them.

Series 31 Don’t Turn out the Lights

The five darlings in Series 31 each represent what those shadows in a dark room may really be. All of them come with a death certificate that hints at what they do, such as Bea Neath (get it?), who resides under the bed, and Thump, who’s silent until pouncing on you with fangs and claws. An eternal kiss of gloom comes from eyeless The Dark, while Umbral and Kreek take advantage of noisy floorboards that we think are the house settling. Instead of paper or gift bags, wrap your selection in a pair of devilish leggings, or a spectral men’s tee, and top it all with a candy cane.

Series 33 and Series 34 Sets

Showing off theatre’s spooky side, the Series 33 Le Moulin Morgue set features five characters, each with their coffin and certificate, yet bundled together for quintuple the chills. Your gift recipient will be able to create quite a lovely stage scene, with the host and hostess of deathly cabaret, Maitre des Morts and Madame La Mort, and their three stand-out dancers: flame-haired haunted Larmes de Sang, raven-haired murdered Ella Von Terra, and bloodied Carotte Morts.

If your beloved prefers dusty dolls, there’s the Series 34 Devil’s Vein set, with five miners who met untimely deaths during their gold digging days. For presentation, pair a poison messenger bag with Ash Lee, Tommy Knocker, Soot, Canary, and Coalette, or use a coffin beach towel to enfold them or the aforementioned performers.

Bad Boys of Print and Screen

If you’re looking for pop culture, Living Dead Dolls has their take on Hellraiser’s high priest, Pinhead, and Derry’s frightastic Pennywise, accompanied by the respective Lament Configuration and red balloon. Leave unwrapped and let the packaging say it all, simply adorned with a 3-D keychain, or wicked little hair clips.

Which doll are you giving a new home to? Tell us in the comments section below!

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Horror Geeks

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Horror Gifts: 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Horror Geeks

Jump-started by peppermint-infused goodies, twinkle lights, and fragrant evergreens, the holiday countdown is underway. How do you make it special for the gal or guy in your life who knows the difference between “The Howling” and “Ginger Snaps” werewolves and gets giddy about Krampus? Consider the following ideas for horror gifts to please your beloved’s adorably dark heart.

Purses

A lady’s handbag is the quintessential accessory for any outfit and one of those classic Christmas gifts that always brings a smile. Consider a glittery vinyl purse emblazoned with Elvira’s charming face or a ghoulish latex skull-shaped bag. For goth girls on the go, a snazzy coffin-shaped purse will hold plenty of necromantic travel tools of the trade (hey, we don’t judge)!

Spiderweb Foil Coffin Purse Bag

Spiderweb Foil Coffin Purse Bag

Dolls

Imagine the squeals of delights at receiving a Pumpkin Pulp Forevermore Doll! These unique toys are certainly conversation pieces, for they look like the hell-spawn of “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” and movie killers who wear animal masks. If you’re looking for something more traditionally creepy, there are the Living Dead Dolls, complete with their own coffin cases, good dolls gone bad Chucky and Tiffany, or a recreation of cinema’s favorite pea-soup naysayer, The Exorcist’s Regan.

Hellraiser 3 Hell On Earth Pinhead

Hellraiser 3 Hell On Earth Pinhead

Collectible Figures

A vinyl Patrick Bateman or Jack Torrance, or poseable Captain Spaulding or Michael Myers is sure to brighten up someone’s desk. For shelves dedicated to horror gifts, the 12” Pinhead can be posed with his alluring puzzle box, while the Bela Lugosi Dracula stands still, preparing to turn another nightgown-clad bride.

American Psycho Patrick Bateman Vinyl Idolz Figure

American Psycho Patrick Bateman Vinyl Idolz Figure

Keychains

Little things do mean a lot, so don’t forget about stocking stuffers. Show you care with a Freddy Krueger or a Pennywise keychain, or an assortment of the Nightmare Before Christmas icons because one can never have too many trinkets. Here’s a chance too, to indulge a “Lost Boys” passion, with a replica of 80s’ pretty boy vamp David.

Nightmare Before Christmas Mini-Figure Key Chain

Nightmare Before Christmas Mini-Figure Key Chain

Home Decor

If you’re not sure about one of the above ideas, take a look at horror Christmas gifts that meet everyday needs. Candy holders aren’t exclusive to Halloween, so give a Jason Voorhees, Beetlejuice, or Freddy Krueger fan a statue filled with snacks. Or put in packets of hot cocoa to pair with the Walking Dead mug that “bleeds” color, and add a Friday the 13th or Freddy throw blanket to create a cozy mood.

 Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy’s Boiler Room Woven Tapestry Throw Blanket


Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy’s Boiler Room Woven Tapestry Throw Blanket

Have fun shopping for your horror geek! Tell us your favorites in the comments section below!