3 horror collectible brands that are eerie-sistably awesome

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It wouldn’t be unheard of if you were the type of collector that embraced your favorite, big horror franchise icons by prominently displaying their immortalized toy forms. In fact, many different companies have already invested in this idea because horror collectibles are beautiful in their own heinous ways. So, if you’re a fan of the macabre, and enjoy the devilishly adorned details that go into every product, then it’s worth checking out any keepsakes that are manufactured by the following brands. 

Kreepsville 666

Horror collectibles that contain a Kreepsville 666 product tag is known for being chillingly unique and are guaranteed to turn some heads and pop out some eyeballs right from their sockets. Established as the original scare-wear, Kreepsville 666 manufactures items ranging from horror punk psychobilly goth clothing and accessories to officially licensed products by Elvira, Mars Attacks, and Vampira. In fact, most of our men’s and women’s t-shirts, handbags, beach towels, jewelry, and alluringly painted shot glasses are made by this fang-tastic horror brand. Since they sport an assortment of enchanting shades in red, black, and green, these trademarked products that feature the emblem of Kreepsville 666 are considered to be a rite of passage for horror lovers who are hoping to make an imprint by way of their wardrobe. 

Mezco Toys 

If you’re on the haunt for the most otherworldly horror collectibles to fill your bookshelves and displays than Mezco Toys is the brand that has got the goodies that are worth a look! With everything from action figures to small trinkets from movies, comics, and other pop culture inspirations, this toy company possesses a wide assortment of horror collectibles based on all your frightening favorites. One of the trendiest, cult hits in their product lineup includes a variety of Living Dead Dolls, which are based on both contemporary and classic horror movie characters and villains. One:12 Collective is another product lineup that’s known for its intricate detail and delightfully dark realism. Get yourself some Mezco Toys horror collectibles today and join the ranks of a chilling connoisseur.  

NECA 

NECA, also known as the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, is one of the largest wholesale manufacturers of licensed horror merchandise. Featuring everything from popular flicks like Aliens and Godzilla to Terminators, Marvel, and DC Comics figures. However, while their keepsakes are a noteworthy addition to any horror lover’s collection, what makes them special is the attention to detail that goes into their highly poseable figurines. With iconic horror relics that are adorned around the world, you’ll be guaranteed to find the most unique addition to your ever-growing collection when you browse the world of NECA. 

Have you ever bought any horror collectibles from the above three brands? Drop a comment below to share your purchase with our readers. 

 

Horror collectibles that will allow you to enact the most gruesome genre moments

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Are you looking for some fang-tastic horror collectibles for a dreaded fan in your life or is it possible that your own keepsake shelf requires some additions? Regardless of your reasoning, there are numerous accessories and spooktacular, genre action figures that if you dare to purchase, will add a chill to your ever-growing compilation. So, here are some imaginative, and eerie-sistably satisfying horror accessory sets from some of the most favored vintage franchises.  

IT 2017 Movie Accessory Pack 

Whether your favorite part of the 2017 film was the scene that commenced the bloodshed — the dispute between ownership of SS Georgie — or you prefer the look of the classic clown that traumatized a generation in 1990, the IT Movie Accessory Set has an adorned selection of widely popular props to assist in reenacting or creating your own spooktacular plot sequence. This particular accessory set features some of the most iconic items from Stephen King’s IT universe, including the sewer diorama with Pennywise’s peeking face, a Pennywise-in-the-box accessory, Georgie’s severed arm, the SS Georgie paper boat, the time-honored red balloon, and a Pennywise figure that pays tribute to the original miniseries. Even if you simply place your alarming horror collectibles on a prominent display shelf, this bizarre assemblage of accessories is bound to stir some devilish excitement. 

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Three Pack  

This terrifying installment to the Halloween franchise harnesses supernatural greatness, even though Michael Myers didn’t make an appearance in the anthology. So, naturally, if you’re a fan of modern-day Druids practicing Halloween in its raw, traditional form, then you’ll love some horror collectibles to remind you of the mystic powers of the Silver Shamrock commercial and the small town of Santa Mira, California. This set of clothed action figures includes three of the masked trick or treaters from the 1982 flick, each dressed for a night of haunting masquerade and included are four interchangeable heads, some candy grab bags, and the famous TV set accessory. 

Please note that this Halloween III: Season of the Witch three-pack is a pre-order item that’s one month away from availability. So, pre-order yours today! 

Nightmare on Elm Street Deluxe Accessory Set

Another great batch of roleplaying additions is the Nightmare on Elm Street Deluxe Accessory Set. Featuring some of NECA’s most promising pieces from the genre’s cult classic, the artwork itself is cloaked with some frightening Freddy moments. The figures highlight time-honored scenes from the 1987 installment, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors including, the giant Freddy worm, standing at 12” tall, the Freddy TV with moving appendages, and both devilish versions of the iconic Elm street sign. So, if any of these amazing scenes are a part of your most favored, collect this pack to play out some gruesome moments within the franchise. 

Which of the following horror movie classics do you aspire to collect the most keepsakes from? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.  

Merry Knifemas! Celebrate with some Jason Voorhees must-haves

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A secondary Friday the 13th has crept up just before the holiday season giving you ample opportunity to grab hold of some wicked Jason Voorhees horror collectibles. Whether you were hoping to surprise a devote fanatic by gift-wrapping a frightful memento or you simply wanted to find a way to add to your ever-growing compilation, this blog serves as a nest egg of insight pertaining to the surplus of inventory that we have to embellish this diabolical franchise. So, let’s cut to the chase, shall we?  

The iconic hockey mask 

While Crystal Lake’s mass murderer has acquired six goaltending masks throughout his role in the franchise, Nightmare Toys has managed to seize and sell almost 30 variations of the same time-honored, Jason Voorhees horror collectible. Now that’s quite the upgrade from his Part 2 burlap sack disguise! Accordingly, if you’re as big a fan of the genre as you claim to be, then multiple creep-tastic masks should line the walls of your boo-tiful crypt. Needless to say, if you’re currently lacking these dreadful keepsakes, choose from a variety of shades and colors — off-white, beige, brown, blue, and yellow — as well as some seriously chilling and distinctive qualities including blood splatters and distinguishing cracks from his devilish altercations. So, the real question is are you a dark enough devotee to masquerade in a pretense of maniacal masks? Yeah, we thought so. 

The medley of action figures

Even though the backwoods killer is one of the most beloved boogeymen of the genre, there are five primary reasons that frightful fanatics gather a stockpile of Jason Voorhees horror collectibles, especially action figures.

1) Aesthetics: It’s hard not to love his appearance and a unique stance when wielding his murder weapon, so it’s evident why admirers would want figurines decorating the shelves of their living spaces.

2) Nostalgia: While Jason is still slashing his way into our hearts through contemporary films, nothing beats the classic ‘80s thrillers. So, why not buy a few action figures to remind you of the good times?

3) Giving back: For some, their purchase is their way of continuously supporting the industry. Plus, the more Jason Voorhees horror collectibles, the better.

4) They enjoy the hunt: Collecting figures is a special hobby that allows fans to grab hold of rare items that give a sense of exclusivity to the franchise. Also, not everyone has a unique assemblage, so that can also add to the enjoyment.

5) It’s a representation of their personality: Whether you’re a horror lover who’s only devoted to Friday the 13th or you’re immersed in just about everything in the genre, having a collection allows you to show off who you’re and cape your home in products that reflect your identity

The ravishing home decor 

In case you’re a horror lover who embellishes your individuality all year round, we’ve even got some Friday the 13th inspired relics that will add some oomph to your current home decor. Place some Jason Voorhees pillows on the couch, add a killer door topper above your entryway, and functionally use this alarming Halloween candy bowl to hold your keys and loose change! 

How obsessed are you with our assemblage of Jason Voorhees horror collectibles? Drop a comment below to share with other readers.

Slay the Holiday Season by Watching These 3 Horror Films

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Horror lovers looking to learn the true secret behind Santa’s slay are the ones that should read along to discover Nightmare Toy’s roundup of top holiday picks. That’s right! Since the holiday season is a time of comfort, joy, and roasting chestnuts over an open fire, why shouldn’t you be able to submerge yourself in this merry occasion by fixating on some macabre thrills? Have yourself a scary Christmas and more when you deck the cinematic halls with these three feature films! 

Gremlins (1984)

Those who are looking for a blackened comedy that’s equally balanced against a Christmas setting will love the ‘80s film, “Gremlins”. Devilish fans of this iconic title likely own an assorted assemblage of Gremlins-inspired horror collectibles, however, if you’re unfamiliar with this hair-raising installment, it’s high time you added it to your holiday must-watch list. 

When a gadget salesman is on the haunt for a special Christmas gift for his son, he stumbles into a unique Chinatown store, and although the shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him a mogwai, he caves and hands over the creature with a warning to keep it away from water, bright lights, and food after midnight. Now doesn’t this plot description sound like a grisly, festive film that will delight the senses? 

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

It goes without saying, but the ‘90s classic, “Nightmare Before Christmas”, is one of the few existing films that can bridge the almost 2-month gap between Halloween and Christmas. Since the animated musical offers a frightful display of supernatural qualities overtaken by the actions of The Pumpkin King attempting to overthrow Christmas, this haunting flick pulls at the heartstrings and the wallets of horror lovers everywhere, encouraging a vast compilation of horror collections.

For those who’re less experienced with a blended variety of horror and festivity, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a cinematic wonder that follows Jack Skeleton on his road to self-discovery. Little did he know was that this particular road leads to a grove of holiday-inspired trees containing a jamboree of festive worlds, including Sandy Claws and the infamous Christmas town!    

Krampus (2015)

Based on European folklore, “Krampus” is a festive, horror film that portrays the horned, anti-Claus who punishes misbehaved children during the Christmas season. While the figure has been rendered on many dark, desirable horror collectibles, the flick is a recent installment to the genre, featuring a family whose dying faith in the holiday season leads them to a confrontation with the time-honored monster. So, whether you want to scare your children into behaving the weeks leading up to the holidays or you simply enjoy a holly, jolly bloodbath, this must-watch film would make a delightfully demonic addition to the most joyous occasion.

How many horror Christmas films do you regularly watch each year? Drop a comment below to share with our readers. 

The Outsider: Stephen King series gets HBO adaptation

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Stephen King is no stranger when it comes to movie and TV adaptations, with so many of his estranged novels, in whole or in part, transferring to feature films and gripping series. In fact, the entertainment industry has been reworking older classics, such as “Carrie”, “The Shining”, and “Children of the Corn”, as well as contemporary favorites like “1408”, “IT”, and most recently, “Doctor Sleep”, to create enthralling transformations that are bound to snatch up fans of the spine-chilling genre. There are even time-honored, Stephen King horror collectibles that feature many characters and villains from his famed movie franchise. So, in light of appreciation for all that goes bump in the night, we’re here to spread the word about the latest TV adaptation from his devilishly written works, “The Outsider”.  

When was “The Outsider” published?

With over 50 adaptations under his belt, the master of horror is set to take the spotlight once again. The spine-chilling novel was released on May 22, 2018, selling 97,000 copies the first week that it hit store shelves. So, it’s safe to say that this 560-page-turner, “The Outsider” will be making a riveting debut next year in the form of a miniseries. Who knows? There may soon be Stephen King horror collectibles that feature the cast from this hostile book! 

What do we know about the miniseries so far?

Set to premiere on January 12, 2020, “The Outsider” TV adaptation will be a 10-episode series that will follow police detective Ralph Anderson, alongside eccentric private investigator Holly Gibney, as they examine a mysterious circumstance that finds them deep in the Georgia woods investigating an enigmatic death of an 11-year-old boy. After just losing a son of his own, Anderson is forced to explain the unexplainable, as horrifying evidence stacks up to peg local townie and Little League coach, Terry Maitland. Though insistent on his innocence, Maitland experiences animosity from his neighbors as the investigation continues, employing two common genres of Stephen King, horror mixed with a bit of police procedural. Each chapter of the series is set to follow the trail of clues that could lead the protagonists deep into the cryptic inquiry behind who killed Frank Peterson.  

Will you be the first to binge-watch the new Stephen King adaptation, “The Outsider”? Drop a comment below to share your thoughts with our readers. 

On the haunt for some spooktacular, stocking stuffers?

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If you’re the type of aficionado who relishes the idea of a killer Christmas, slay your secret Santa gifts this year by endowing some horror offerings. After all, if your festive spirit longs for some chills and thrills, chances are you have some gift recipients on your checklist who would tastefully devour horror goodies that found their way into their grim clutches. So, give the gift that all black heart’s desire, some monstrous toys and a creep-tastic holiday treat! 

Frightful POP! Pez dispensers

Popping candy from a three-dimensional, character head isn’t dead! In fact, this fun aspect is still taking the world by storm, especially for those who continue to add to their assemblage of horror collectibles. So, whether you hoard all the Ghostbusters keepsakes or there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who’s a huge Nightmare Before Christmas fan, a POP! Pez Dispenser is the perfect ghoulish gift to fill the otherworldly stockings of your loved ones. 

Grim signs, stickers, and keychains 

There are so many striking symbols that embody your love for the horror genre and many of them have been reanimated onto a sign, sticker or keychain. We have gruesome signs that revitalize classics, such as the Nightmare on Elm Street and Beetlejuice signs, and some that simply reawaken our thirst for monsters and mayhem, whereas our keychain horror collectibles feature an assortment of iconic characters. The best part is that all of these chilling gift ideas are incredibly affordable and come in a trick-or-treat size to perfectly fit into pretty much any proportional holiday stocking. 

Hair-raising action figures and little busts 

No matter your age, a stocking that’s filled with spooktastic memorabilia is bound to have your gift recipient smiling from ear to ear. So, why not wrap up some fang-tastic figurines to delight the horror fans in your life? With an impressive number of merciless villains and iconic personalities, it’s easy to find a variety of unique options for fans of everything evil. Whether you need a 1:1 scale replica doll to stuff in as a finishing touch or a massive 15” Mega Scale figure to display as the main attraction, you’ll find so many foolproof horror collectibles that you’ll want to shop for yourself instead! And if you’re intimidated by the collector who has it all, how about gifting one of our emblematic little busts to give your offering the wow factor. 

How about gifting a spine-chilling, horror stocking?

Maybe your gift recipient needs a stocking that’s full of strange superstition? Then perhaps as a revolting surprise, you could roll up a mysterious horror stocking and place it into their current one. Talk about gifting a gruesome goodie! With stockings that feature characters such as Chucky, Michael Myers, and Pennywise, it’ll be a hair-raising holiday season with a frightful villain hanging from their devilish mantlepiece! 

What bloodcurdling stuffer would you hope to find in your Christmas stocking? Drop a comment below to compare with our other readers. 

What we know so far about American Horror Story’s upcoming season

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From a not-so-typical haunted house to an end of the world blasting, the American Horror Story franchise has continued to exhibit all the spine-chilling lore and mystery that adorning horror fans crave. With that the widespread popularity of this horror anthology has brought about new, riveting cast members, an assorted compilation of American horror story collectibles and another alarming installment to add to the devilish series.

What’s the theme of season 9?

If the title for the upcoming season isn’t sufficient to spark a possibility, then the grainy filming style and the vibrancy of athletic wear exhibited by the characters should be enough for horror fans to see that the latest AHS installment, 1984, was inspired by the classic, slasher horror films of the 80s. 
“I think it’s going to be really scary but a lot of fun like it always is… if you have a taste for 80s horror, you’re in for a treat,” said executive producer Tim Minear.

Fans believe that ‘1984’ will complete popular theory

Reddit user, Red Herry, blew up the internet in 2014 when they discussed their theory about how each season of the series embodied the same themes — sin, power, betrayal, and horror — as a poem written in the 14th century. The piece of diction, written by Dante Alighieri, was called Inferno and is one-third of a larger epic poem called the Divine Comedy. It talks about how the protagonist (Dante himself) descends through nine circles of Hell as he approaches Hell’s center, each of which is reserved for a certain type of sinner. So, the question is which AHS represents each circle of Hell? — Limbo (Murder House), Gluttony (Hotel), Greed (Freak Show), Anger (Roanoke), Heresy (Cult), Fraud (Asylum), Treachery (Coven), Violence (Apocalypse) — leaving Lust behind as a potential depiction for the upcoming 1984.

Which of your favorite actors will be returning for this season?

There are going to be a handful of noticeable absences in the upcoming season, despite the popularity of last year’s Murder House and Coven crossover. So, which characters are taking a seat on the sidelines for 1984?

  • Evan Peters is going to sit a season out, commenting that he’s overwhelmed by the emotional roles of the characters he has played on the show in the past — Tate Langdon (Murder House), Kit Walker (Asylum), Kyle Spencer (Freak Show), Jimmy Darling (Freak Show), James March (Hotel), Edward Phillipe Mott & Rory Monahan (Roanoke), Kal Anderson, Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ & Charles Manson (Cult) and finally, Mr. Gallant, Jeff Pfister, James March and Tate Langon (Apocalypse) — sometimes portraying up to 7 in one installment.
  • Billy Eichner, portraying Harrison Wilton in the seventh season and Brock/Mutt in the eighth, will not be in the newest installment. 
  • Sarah Paulson, a character who has played riveting roles since the start of the franchise, may make a cameo in the newest season, however, she will not be portraying a protagonist due to her busy acting schedule.

Have you stocked up on your American Horror Story collectibles to celebrate? Watch the trailer to get yourself geared up for September 18. 

What is your favorite part about the AHS franchise? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

How to tell the ultimate, scary campfire story?

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If a weekend spent sleeping in a tent, roasting marshmallows and communing with nature sounds like a screaming good time, then you’re going to need a confident amount of ammo to frighten your campfire audience. So, dim the flames and gather round my pretties’ as we prepare your soul to learn the mysterious methods of scary storytelling. After all, it’s the dead of summer and your horror lovin’ spirit is grimly awaiting a countdown to the start of fall.

Don’t rush your story along

The focal point of storytelling is to allow the listener to place themselves in the shoes of the characters, so when you’re resurrecting your favorite ghost story or simply creating one from scratch, it’s also best to remain grounded and tell all the elemental details with meticulous care. Also, play into the natural settings of the area and take note of your surroundings. It’s possible that the sound of trickling rain, the rushing of the nearby river or the shrill hoot of an owl, paired with some eerie mist rolling in, can provide you with some added effects that might aid the spookiness of your story. You can also deliver your tale like it’s a warning by slowing the pace of your voice.

Try to make it sound like you’re also a known believer

While we know that you’re reading our blog because you’re a supreme believer in apparitions and supernatural entities, when you’re telling your campfire story it’s always best to play the role of a non-believer. This is because it only makes sense for the narrator to create a relaxed ambiance, only to join others by freaking out later stating that it can’t possibly be true.

Speak in the present tense as if the story just happened 

A good way to ground your tale and make it terrifying is to speak about it in the present moment. Ghost stories and fables are always scarier when your audience thinks that the murderer is still lurking in the shadows. So, play into this role by subjecting alarming details that make you more believable.

Try not to be too descriptive during the grim scenes

An alarming ghost story leaves a ton of room for interpretation and the more you describe, the less scary it may be. Since fears are subjective and usually based up a person’s personal experiences and traumas, it’s always better to skip over some of the narrative gore to allow your audience to paint their pictures. Nevertheless, storytelling is a bit of a mind game, tapping into the dismay and superstition of your audience. However, using some horror collectibles as props may be just the right amount of bizarre to move the story along. After all, regardless of who you are, most ghouls are afraid of what goes bump in the night.

 How to end the story? 

The best way to end a truly ghastly ghost story is to leave your audience dwelling with a chilling cliff hanger. You’ve just spent time establishing the plot through spooky interactions and some sort of devilish entity, so leave listeners enchanted by the fact that the ghost could return. Not only will they not be able to sleep easy, but you could even pull out your horror collectibles and reveal that the ghastly apparition may be stuck inside the stitching of your well-loved toy. Wouldn’t that make for a grisly plot twist? 

Do you know any other ghost story tips that are worth sharing with our readers? Drop your comments below to get the word out.

Hellraiser franchise might be the next horror reboot to receive TV series

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The alluring sequences that are based on Clive Barker’s novella, The Hellbound Heart, have transformed an otherworldly gateway to the Cenobite realm into ten feature films and a vibrant followed franchise. Needless to say, just like Pinhead and his band of malevolent villains who long to harvest the souls of their victims through sadomasochistic torture, horror fans have yearned for more “sweet, sweet suffering”. While lately, it seems that many horror franchises have succeeded in making the shift to television, word has gotten out that the Hellraiser may be next in line to receive a reboot series.

Which producers are stirring around the idea?

IT producer Roy Lee and Reader Player One producer Dan Farah have positioned themselves as the front liners who will bring Hellraiser to the small screen. These producers are aiming to join forces with New World rightsholders, Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, to established a launchpad for the news series. 

What’s to come?

While it would be nice if “we had such sights to show you”, details about to the TV reboot are quite vague at the moment. However, sources say that producers are currently on the hunt for a writer-showrunner that will build upon the mythology that was established in the precious Hellraiser horror franchise. The aim will be fixed at creating a fresh anthology or a more traditional show with an ongoing narrative. Needless to say, while rights are being finalized and a network or streaming service set in place, there’s plenty of time to binge-watch the films and grab a few horror collectibles while waiting on the Cenobites diminishing return.

What must-haves should you collect to assist with the dreadful wait? 

While some horror collectibles are a dime a dozen, others spark an invited conversation. So, when it comes to unique Hellraiser keepsakes, Nightmare Toys has got you covered with so many bloodcurdling franchise relics. The FUNKO horror Pinhead Pop! features a vinyl version of the hellbound leader, standing stylized at 3 ¾ inches tall, while NECA is accepting pre-orders for their lifelike king of torture, the 7” Scale Utlimate Pinhead Action Figure. You can even recite, “The Box. You opened it. We came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures,” when you receive your Hellraiser horror collectibles in the mail.   

How excited are you for this television reboot? Drop a comment below to comment on the buzz?

Your guide to the latest and greatest NECA horror action figures

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While there are so many frightening horror collectibles to assemble decoratively within your crypt, none are more bloodcurdling than a chilling display of horror action figures. Whether you’re a scary movie aficionado, a haunting horror gamer or part of the clan of simple folk who enjoy anything wildly dreadful, there’s something amid our online collection that’s bound to get your scare on. Since the compilation of otherworldly assemblages is vast and daunting, here are a few favored, horror collectibles in action figure form.

NECA Toony Terror Action Figures

Fill your shelves and your devilish hearts with a few 6” Toony Terrors action figures from NECA. Highlighting your favorite gruesome characters, these hair-raising keepsakes are wildly life-like in their design. The Michael Myers collectible is featured in his towering, ghoulish stance beholding his favored, ghastly butchers’ knife, while the realism of the Freddy Krueger collectible is just as horrifyingly awesome, with his piercing grin, vivid burn marks and grim knifed glove. All your beloved, sociopaths are up for grabs, including Pinhead, Leatherface, Chucky and Tiffany 2-pack, Jason Voorhees and Pennywise, in his 1990 or 2019 movie version. Simply can’t decide? We’re also offering NECA’s 4-pack of Toony Terror figures for a phenomenal price! Just keep in mind that these eerie-sistable dolls are all pre-orders and will be shipping on specific dates.

NECA 7” Scale Action Figures

When it comes to horror collectibles, none are more fearsome and frightful than those manufactured by NECA. So, if you’re looking for a unique action figure, you may want to browse the 7” to 12” scale action figure horror collectibles that are available for pre-order. Are you a fan of the King of Monsters? How about the leader of the Cenobites? To what degree does a paranormal doll get your heart pumping? There’s no need to hide your love for Godzilla, Pinhead or Annabelle because we’ve got some beguiling, horror collectibles that’ll ravish your innermost desires. Featuring window box packaging and the most authentic, movie details, these keepsakes will easily become the treasures of your dreadful collection. 

Which NECA relics will be joining your fearsome, horror collection? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

Two horror movie installments to anticipate this month

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You might as well set up camp in front of your favorite movie theater this month because there are some seriously scary films that are making their way onto the big screen. Whether you’re a fan of what lurks at the depths of the ocean floor or you relish in the looming suspense of an alarming, mystery flick, if you dare to overcome the daunting fear, you could be first in line to enjoy the latest creep-tastic installments that will be joining the devilish darkness of the horror franchise. Unite the ranks of your ghastly ghoul brethren and prepare to have an adrenaline rush to your senses.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (August 9, 2019)

While there currently aren’t any horror collectibles exhibiting the grisly characters from this hair-raising film, we’re confident that in due time you’ll be able to fill your collector’s shelf with some frightening merchandise.

The film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, at a glance is absolutely terrifying, showing a haunting, scarecrow-like figure as the main image for the upcoming flick. While lately there have been many successful reboots to fuel the fire within horror fans, this movie poses a unique take on a favored novel series. Though the iconic book trilogy was written for a children’s audience, it’s clear from the trailer that Guillermo del Toro has crafted the script to exhibit something far scarier. After all, “some people believe that if we repeat scary stories often enough, they become real”. Riveting, original and oh-so-spooky, you’ll be digging up your 80s novels to refresh yourself before this anticipated horror premiere.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (August 16, 2019) 

Those who possess Jaws horror collectibles may soon be lost in their happy place when this anticipated cinematic production makes its gruesome presence.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged, portrays the story of an exciting underwater adventure, finding four divers exploring the ancient ruins of an underwater city. The undying element of intrigue and excitement is quickly lost when your bite of adventure is dangerously trying to take a bite out of you. Deadly sharks have claimed these underwater caverns as their sacred space and together, distressed with fear, four teenage girls find themselves lost in a labyrinth of caves at the bottom of the ocean floor. This intense survival thriller will leave you gripping at the edge of your seat and remaining on the shoreline for the ending days of your summer vacation

The footage of your summer 2019 just got a whole lot spookier! Which horror film are you most excited to see on the big screen? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

Get your hands on some fang-tastic horror pre-orders

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Some people anticipate the lineup of scary movies waiting to brace the big screen, while others relish in the re-telling of ghost stories around an otherworldly campfire’s flame, however, for those ghouls who’re gruesomely dedicated to the horror genre, you may find yourself screaming with devil-light once you see which chilling horror collectibles are now available for pre-order. After all, how can you enjoy the frightful fun of the summer season when your demonic spirit is disheartened by the sweltering heat? Well, you can chill your bones with some thrilling anticipation by crossing out your calendar and counting down the startling days until you can hold your terrifying horror collectible in your arms. There isn’t an ounce of witchcraft in this announcement, just a simple revelation from your pals at Nightmare Toys! 

Two otherworldly Conjuring Universe collectibles

Initially releasing to horror fans in October of 2016, the film, The Crooked Man, turns an age-old nursery rhyme into a haunting curse that sets the stage to awaken a demonic monster. The Crooked Man first debuted in the prequel, The Conjuring 2, as a malicious spirit but wildly gained popularity encouraging its own spinoff. Though the historic poem pertained to religious and political freedoms for Scotland, the ghastly horror collectible takes on an image all its own. Preorder your very own Crooked Man action figure (available starting September 29, 2019).

Another fiercely beloved character from The Conjuring Universe is Annabelle, the demonic, porcelain doll that’s based on an allegedly possessed, real-life Raggedy Ann toy. Featuring three horror films and numerous collector’s items inspired by the ghastly poltergeist, there’s no arguing that this Annabelle keepsake should be the newest repulsive addition to your horror collection. Grab yourself your very own Annabelle doll, featuring every sculpted detail inspired directly from the movie prop. Preorder the one-to-one scale replica Annabelle from Trick or Treat Studios (available starting December 30, 2019).

One creep-tastic Stephen King keepsake

Tame your cold, black heart with a Pennywise doll that mimics the menacing state and maniacal grin of the apparition from the recent reboot movie. Whether you’re a Stephen King fan, a demonic doll fan or simply getting anxious waiting for IT: Chapter 2, this devilish shape-shifter comes completely outfitted and ready for your diabolical display. Preorder this eerie-sistable relic (available starting December 30, 2019)

One burnt serial killer souvenir

You can never own enough Freddy Krueger inspired merchandise, it’s an unwritten rule of horror collecting! So, let us present you with another psychopath to evade your horror collection. Featuring his sinister smirk and iconic striped sweater with razer glove, this undead horror collectible is what dreams are made of. You better start re-working your display case for when you preorder this spine-chilling doll (available starting November 29, 2019)

Which horror collectible will you be adding to your wish-list? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

Which recent horror production was scarier? Child’s Play or Annabelle Comes Home?

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**WARNING, THE FOLLOWING BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS**

The ambiance of movie theatres across the country has been bursting with bloodcurdling terror as two new installments joined the dreaded library within the horror genre. The Child’s Play (June 21) remake and the most recent chapter in the Conjuring Universe, Annabelle Comes Home (June 26) brings a mix of suspense and laughs to believers in supernatural occult. Needless to say, while each film presents its own bizarre story about killer dolls plotting revenge, fans still grasp at the edge of their seats taking in the fresh, unpredictability of the genre. But the real question is, which chilling, cinematic flick is a more startling specter?

A review of Child’s Play

It has been over 30 years since the original Child’s Play film was released, so, horror scriptwriters have dipped their pens into the ink of nostalgia to create another iconic installment.

In our opinion, the modern-day retelling was partially an imitation, since it did cover the same main points of the novel feature — Andy Barclay receives a doll named Chucky as a present from his mom, the sinister toy becomes a problem and he goes on a murderous rampage — although how the story segues from A to B is what sets the two films apart.

What we found most shocking about the remake was that nothing supernatural actually occurred. In fact, the plot failed to follow the hair-raising tale of a cursed, voodoo-chanting serial killer and instead rewrote a story about a piece of artificial intelligence. Notably, the sociopathic murderer is far scarier than a robot going rogue. Nevertheless, the Buddi doll (not Good Guy doll) was the result of a mere upset factory worker neglecting to program the standard safety and non-violent features within the doll. It kind of takes away the aura of magic that the franchise casts. And while there were a few other notable changes, the most powerful one is represented through the obvious change in times. Today’s society is much more in tune to technology, allowing to play a role in how the retelling framed the Chucky doll as a technological robot that was designed to improve our lives. Although, in our opinion, it will not be easy for fans to miss the volatility and gory backstory that’s represented in the many alarming horror collectibles currently on the market. Easily put, a smarter, more advanced Chucky leads to a duller, less scary plot.

A review of Annabelle Comes Home

In only six years The Conjuring Universe has managed to carve their horror installments into chilling genre classics, although, Annabelle has been spotlighted as an eerie-sistable fan favorite. Based on a true story, the real Annabelle doll is kept inside the famous occult museum that was once run by paranormal researchers, Ed and Lorraine Warren. All the installments within the franchise fluidly depicted the real history of Annabelle.

The newest film, however, adds something very different to the mix of supernatural flicks. In fact, Annabelle Comes Home is a riveting addition and quite frankly, the scariest one yet. Embodying all the jump scares, creepy, signature effects and ghostly, drawn-out scenes are all elements that true horror lover’s dream of. After all, isn’t it enticing to watch a movie where around every corner, something goes bump in the night?

Situated in time after The Conjuring, the Annabelle doll is now sitting “safely” behind a locked glass door in the home of the Warrens. Of course, there’s a new, foolish character that decides that they’re brave enough to mess with supernatural forces. Upon entering the room that contains alluring items of the occult, the Annabelle doll is awakened to abrupt a stir of terror within the rooms of the home. Needless to say, you can really feel the grim fear that intensifies when multiple evil spirits begin to terrorize the young, impressionable characters. The best part is that the newest film provides a dim-witted relief trickled within the suspenseful story giving the flick some gentle humor.

So, which installment is scarier? For us, we can’t decide! Now, it’ll be up to you to watch each film and see for yourself.

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What horror villain matches your personality?

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Naturally, as a fan of the macabre, there has probably been a time that you’ve wanted to place yourself in the shoes of your favorite horror villain. Whether you relish in the appalling idea of stabbing the back of your enemies, teaching the unworthy a lesson or simply dabbling in a little foul play, it’s hard not to admire the chilling personalities of the most fearsome foes in the genre. So, hold on to your hellish hats if you want to unchain yourself to find out which sociopath best exuberates your hair-raising characteristics. After all, wouldn’t it be ghoul putting horror collectibles on display that haunt your charm?

Michael Myers

If you’re a hair-raising ghoul who lacks emotions and is rather unimpressed by mankind in general, you may find that you can relate to some of the eerie-sistable qualities of Michael Myers. While many would describe this horror legend as a horrendous beast, we would define him as an empowering and patient man, as he often becomes fixated on things, but never lets his obsession take control. That being said, this menacing monster is also known for possessing superhuman strength, endurance and stealth-like movement. So, maybe you’re also a quiet, athletic soul?

Jason Voorhees

Those who are fans of hockey, swimming or the great outdoors, in general, have no problem finding connections to the personality of Jason Voorhees. So, whether you find spending time in nature to be soothing or you just enjoy keeping to yourself, there are so many relatable reasons to bond with this horror icon. Not to mention his quiet, subtle movements make him rather unpredictable, while also possessing an unstoppable desire to achieve his goals — murdering all those naughty campers. Does any of this sound relatable to your inner villain?

Leatherface

Chucky

For the devilish folks who are part scandalous and a tad bit threatening, you may best relate to the unnerving personality of Leatherface. Artistically inclined with an eye for fashion and design, the delicate craftsmanship that goes into sewing human skin should never go unnoticed. Nevertheless, if your human skin lamps and skeleton chairs are contributing to your misunderstood nature, this outback killer may be the one that pumps your dark, black heart.

If you’re anything like this voodoo-chanting, sinister doll then you’re likely the life of the party. Just like how each Chucky horror collectible is full of spunk and dirty jokes, you probably also take pride in your say-it-like-it-is personality. So, although his crude way of handling things can sometimes get him into trouble, it’s entirely relatable. So, bring on your extrovert nature and embrace your inner Chucky! 

Which of our four villains best matches your personality? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

What is the Conjuring Universe?

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While there many franchises that hauntingly stack up to create a cult-like following within the horror genre, there is also a universe of chilling movies and horror collectibles that continue to cast a very fang-tastic shadow. While The Conjuring film franchise is a rather bizarre anomaly, it’s slowly creeping up on the demonic darkness of the Stephen King universe. Needless to say, if you possess a blackened soul from your love of horror, relish in the bloodcurdling plot sequences and alarming apparitions that have come from The Conjuring world. Perhaps we can even catch you in our cobweb of fun facts?

James Wan is a name behind the Conjuring Universe

As the director of the Saw franchise, the Insidious franchise, Fast and Furious 7 and Aquaman, James Wan has been heavily involved in creating an extended world around The Conjuring. He believes that since there is a superhero universe where all the protectors and foes have individual stories and then crossover movies where they are defending the world together, that the horror genre could also possess this systematic diversity as well — a universe of stories, plot sequences and frightening entities.  

Ed and Lorraine Warren help to tie the films together

Historically speaking, the Warrens are the real-life ghostbusters and their documented accounts of paranormal activity are one of the reasons that their story was snatched up for the franchise. Since this couple was notably made famous through their paranormal investigations, it made sense to interlink their life into the making of multiple poltergeist manifestations. And since there is so much material to work with, this is one of the reasons that Wan believed there was a capacity to create an entire universe.

The introduction of the Annabelle doll

Introduced in the first feature film, this real-life, gruesome relic started out as just a piece of haunted memorabilia placed within the “artefact room” of the Warren’s home. Needless to say, the grim interest from fans is part of the reason that filmmakers were keen on giving her a shot in the spotlight. After the 2014 success of the film, Annabelle, two more movies followed, including the most recent release entitled, Annabelle Comes Home.

The Conjuring Universe spin-offs

Spin-offs like The Nun, Crooked Man, and The Curse of La Llorona, as well as the short film, The Nurse, featured wildly popular characters that were so grim that they received their own notch, and even replicas in the form of horror collectibles, in The Conjuring Universe belt. However, of the three spin-offs, The Nun proved to be the most popular. With the simple, yet effective demon Valak taking on the form of a religious nun who stalks a monastery in Romania. Although this spooky entity doesn’t play a major role in The Conjuring 2 or Annabelle Creation, it was a horrifying enough for the cameos to warrant a movie.


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What’s the story behind the villain, Jason Voorhees?

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It may be hard for you to believe, but the famous Camp Crystal Lake killer actually has many layers that can be peeled back to find an awe-inspiring backstory. While most fans know that Jason Voorhees is a machete-wielding, counselor-slaughtering, hockey-masked zombie, at least this is what all Jason Voorhees horror collectibles convey, there are quite a few fun facts about the how his character, and the Friday the 13th franchise, work to establish an extensive history. So, why exactly is this villain so vengeful?

His mask covers his insecurities

While there are many mischief-makers in the genre that cover their devilish visage as part of their antihero identity, Jason Voorhees wears his illustrious hockey mask to cover up his severe facial deformities. And while fans applaud him for his undead abilities, the franchise reveals that it was because of this disfiguration that he was bullied, and eventually, drowned at Camp Crystal Lake. So, can you blame him for resurrecting from the dead to become a professional, supernatural serial killer?

But, why the hockey mask?

Although we would love to say that there was some in-depth, sentimental imagery behind the time-honored hockey mask, the reason that it became ingrained in Voorhees’ iconic look was simply that the director, Stever Miner, was obsessed with hockey. In fact, the critically-acclaimed hockey mask became so wildly popular that almost every Jason Voorhees horror collectible feature it.

He wasn’t the original killer

While many people believe that Jason Voorhees is just a bloodthirsty monster, with no moral compass or drive behind what he does, that simply isn’t the case. After Jason was drowned at Camp Crystal Lake, his mother, Pamela Voorhees, murdered all the camp counselors. Pamela blamed the lustful teens for her sons’ death because they were too focused on having sex, neglecting to see her son face down in the lake. I guess you could say that he is merely continuing the legacy that she left behind?

His body was never actually found

There are quite a few fandom predictions about what happened to Jason at Camp Crystal Lake — after his death, he became a demon demi-god with the spirit of Jason, he never died, but managed to live in a shelter in the woods or that he’s a rotting, fleshy zombie corpse whose only function is to murder all who he crosses. You get the gist of it. But, since his body was never found in the lake, almost any theory is humanly possible.

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Which deadly movie monster turns your horror crank?

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Whether you’re a master of the horror genre or you enjoy dabbling in darkness from time to time, everyone who appreciates a little blood and gore develops some admiration, and maybe even a little worship, for the chilling movie monsters that set the stage. Needless to say, we’re curious as to which devilish apparition, grueling specter or demonic being gravely gets the black heart pumping? How about we name a few of our personal favorites?

Pennywise

This monstrosity is unforgiving when you’re in close quarters. After all, Pennywise is a shape-shifting demon that has the power and inexorable ability to change into whatever its victim fears the most. While he usually takes the form of a frightening, dancing clown, this cosmic entity is a vindictive monster that will stop at nothing until he feeds on the flesh of his favorite food, children.

Fans of Pennywise horror collectibles should check out the Pennywise Mini Bust, the One-12 Collective Pennywise and the Pennywise Ceramic Mug.  

Pinhead

Hellraiser fans rejoice! Your grueling monster, leader of the Cenobites, is one of the most underrated, fang-tastic creatures in the horror genre. Not only is the Hell Priest, Pinhead, not shy at the sight of blood pooling, but this demonic entity also prides himself in his psychological torture abilities. And while he possesses a dangerous army of Cenobites behind him, this supernatural being is relentless when it comes to acting out fierce human killing sprees solo. Pinhead is undeviating, remorseless and will stop at nothing to have his prey in his sadist clutches. How’s that for an insanely grim movie monster?

Fans of Pinhead horror collectibles should check out the Deluxe Stylized Pinhead, the Pinhead 12” Figure and the Hellraiser Gift Bag.

Predators

Also known as the Yautja, predators are dangerous, extraterrestrial hunters that are vastly faster and more advanced in combat than many other horror monsters. Not only do these supernatural creatures share genetic human diversity (breath and look akin to humans) but they’re incredibly intelligent and use a variety of technology to camouflage and mutilate their prey. That being said, while the stereotypical monster in the genre usually attacks when provoked or threated, predators will seek out humans to claim as trophy kills.  

Fans of predator’s horror collectibles should check out the Predator 10” Scale Action Figure, the Predator Unmasked Angry Plush and our collection of Pop! Predators   

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Space Day: The perfect excuse to abduct these extraterrestrial must-haves

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While National Space Day (May 3) is usually dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space, as a horror lover you absolutely must dedicate your first Friday of May to all your killer favorite, intergalactic franchises that have abducted your creep-tastic heart over the years. That being said, aside from binge-watching out-of-this-world movies and TV shows you could use this day as an opportunity to browse the web and start adding to your vivid compilation of horror collectibles.

The Star Wars franchise

Not only is today National Space Day but tomorrow is coincidentally enough, Star Wars Day, so, it only seems appropriate to let the force awaken with some extraterrestrial Star Wars merchandise. Why not start by dressing up as your favorite unique franchise character? After all, there is no set calendar day to tell you to join the wise Jedi master Yoda or Darth Vader’s dark side… although getting prepared early for the ultimate Halloween costume is never a bad idea. While you’re at it, why not top off your celestial purchase with a durable lightsaber and a fearsome costume for your canine pal? The deals are strong with this one!    

The Alien franchise

Although this cosmic, interstellar space series is not quite as popular as Star Wars, it’s arguably one of the most terrifying franchises in horror history. That’s why it deserves to be a part of your collection! As someone who can’t get enough when it comes to gathering a number of gruesome and petrifying keepsakes, it seems rather fitting that an assortment of Alien franchise items should be made a part of your spook-tacular assemblage. So, regardless of whether you’re more of a fan of Xenomorphs or Neomorphs, there are plenty of otherworldly horror collectibles that would make frightful additions to your ever-growing collection.

The Killer Klowns from Outer Space

This wacky film plays on two very common fears, clowns and aliens. While the movie is not super well known to mainstream moviegoers, the fearsome gang of killer clowns is about as creepy and common as they come in the horror world. Especially with their objective is to invade, kidnap and kill human inhabitants in order to consume their flesh. Needless to say, no out-of-this-world compilation could ever be complete without the faces of Slim, Fatso, Klownzilla or shorty as gruesome, unique horror collectibles.

How will you be spending National Space Day? Tell us in the comments section below.

Who are the most ruthless horror villains in the genre?

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While there are tons of notable villains who have crept their way into our horror lovin’ hearts over the year, not all these grotesque antihero’s get the same grueling recognition for their blood-curdling scares. That’s why we wanted to shed some moonlight on a few creepy mischief-makers who’re devilish, defiant and possess a rather impressing body account. So, let’s take a look at a couple of bone-afide killers who deserve an extra round of gruesome applause.

Hannibal Lecter

Regardless of whether you’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, chances are that you’ve heard of Hannibal Lecter, an iconic name in the horror genre. While many people nowadays are desensitized to the idea of a cannibalistic serial killer, the truth is this ruthless character was actually based on a real-life doctor who was convicted of murdering and chopping up his lover. How’s that for a frightful fact? Needless to say, while most killers tend to follow the gore-fest and blood trail of timeless classic slashers such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, though, Hannibal Lector takes on a grim new role — a highly intelligent, mannered man who could just as easily be your next-door neighbor. Known for punishing and mutilating his victims, who wouldn’t want to have horror collectibles resembling this fearsome foe?

Leatherface

This unhinged sociopath is rather fond of chasing innocent bystanders and if we tallied up his misdemeanors through the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, he has managed to strike a body count of over 60 people. Now, that’s a lot of new faces! Needless to say, although Leatherface has kept our hearts pumping through the decades with his frightening facades of chainsaw-wielding suspense, we think that he deserves some extra recognition. After all, it must be incredibly tough to rundown your victims carrying a heavy-weighted chainsaw! So, as a way to honor his intense, otherworldly horror sequences, we’re selling a wide selection of horror collectibles to enable fans to enact their own sequels.  

Jeepers Creepers

No one really knows where this ancient, mysterious demon came from, but we do know that once he picks up the scent of his prey, nothing with stop his relentless, indestructible pursuit to get his claws on them. Essentially, the creeper is immortal and he’s always on the hunt for some new organs to replace his old failing ones. His undying nature and everlasting abilities make him a rather ruthless horror villain that you wouldn’t want to get caught spying on. So, that’s why he made our list! As merciless and frightening as the creeper is, real horror lovers won’t be able to taste the fear, but they can’t help but wonder where he got his peepers.

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Horror collectibles that will fit snuggly into an Easter basket

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While Easter is a commemorate day in spring for those who’re of Christian faith, it’s also a time for vibrant family feasts, an intense hunt for colorful chocolate and of course, the unwrapping of all the menacing goodies found within your Easter basket. Now, even though you’re all grown up and know that the Easter bunny is nothing more than an old wives’ tale, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take pleasure in gifting horror collectibles to a few superstitious loved ones. So, behold the ultimate chilling memorabilia to stuff into the Easter basket of all your cherished ghouls.

A frightful horror t-shirt

When it comes to finding the perfect gift, nothing is more practical than a horror t-shirt. After all, black looks good on everyone. So, not only will the rest of your family be eye-balling whoever received your fang-tastic present but the receiver will also be ecstatic that they got something other than chocolate for once. Regardless of whether your gift recipient is a huge Elvira fan or they simply enjoy the dark Puppet Master franchise you’ll be sure to hear some screams of excitement when they find a devilish horror t-shirt amongst the chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and black and orange crinkle paper in their Easter basket.

An adorable horror POP!

If you’re looking for cute horror collectibles that encompass the delightful nature of the Easter bunny than an adorable horror POP! would be the foolproof gift to toss into some Easter baskets. The members of this keepsake collection of action figures are dressed-up to appeal slightly less ghastly than their horrifying counterparts, but just as detailed nonetheless. So, regardless of whether you’re looking for a gift for an older family member or a special little one, a POP! Is an egg-cellent gift for anyone who’s dabbled in the gruesome horror genre.

A cuddlesome horror plush

Most people have fond memories of receiving soft, snuggly stuffed animals in their Easter baskets when they were young, so allow your loved ones to relive their childhood with a cute, caressible horror plush. Stare into the button-stitched eyes of a Coraline plushie, egg-spose the secrets of Derry with a creep-tastic Pennywise plush and allow your gift recipient to annoy your family members with their best-voiced interpretation when they get their hands on a cuddly Beetlejuice stuffy.

Which horror collectibles will you be hiding amongst the chocolate this Easter? Tell us in the comments section below.