Check out these new, spine-chilling horror collectible arrivals

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How do you tame the fire burning inside that’s telling you to shop? You vanquish the heat by purchasing some officially licensed horror collectibles and attire, of course! With an ongoing selection of horror-inspired merchandise up for grabs, it’s surprisingly easy to find yourself curled in a ball, clawing at the screen in anticipation. So, instead of only wanting to own an exciting selection of new arrivals from Nightmare Toys, take charge by adding some gruesome mementos to your online shopping cart or creating a Wishlist for a later purchase date. 

Check out the mischievous selection of horror friend and foe magnets 

While some fans of the devilish genre enjoy collecting larger forms of memorabilia, there are simpler folk who prefer to add small tokens of darkness to their compilation of officially licensed horror collectibles. So, if you’re the type of devotee who searches for meager goodies, you’ll be happy to learn that we have an assemblage of foam horror magnets waiting for a prominent place on your fridge or magnetic to-do board! 

Do you prefer to honor slashers and maliciously playful antagonists? Then grab a trick-or-treat keepsake Pennywise 3D Foam Magnet, Jason 3D Foam Magnet, Freddy 3D Foam Magnet, Beetlejuice 3D Foam Magnet, and even the comical threesome Lock, Shock and Barrel 3D Foam Magnet. Favor something with fewer ties to supernatural forces? How about a Sally 3D Foam Magnet, Zero 3D Foam Magnet, or an IT Georgie 3D Foam Magnet with his arm still fully intact? Your icebox is about to get even more chilling with the addition of these officially licensed horror collectible merchandise! 

Get inspired by some fearsome beanies and bags that will slay your horror look

While it may be enough for you to cape your home with horror-inspired decor, real collectors know that the only way to truly adorn the genre is by dressing head-to-toe in black, bloodcurdling accessories. Lucky for you, we’ve just received a spine-chilling shipment of horror beanies and crossbody bags that are bound to delight the demon who’s been occupying your soul!

Blackcraft Cult Clothing Company is an insanely wicked brand that’s dedicated to embracing the darker fashions, and with so many options to choose from you’ll be torn by the thought of singling out just one item to worship all summer long! So, why not grab hold of a few fashionable horror staples that you can idolize in the coming months?

New headwear accessories include the Blackcraft Bobble Beanie, Unholy Red Beanie, and the more daring Satan Is My Daddy Beanie. However, if a new tote or purse is your immediate future, choose from the Serpentine and Never Trust collections that include access to a devilish wristlet, crossbody, and coffin-shaped backpack

Happy shopping, ghouls!        

Which of the above new arrivals delight your inner horror fan more? Shop a vibrant selection of officially licensed horror collectibles and wears at nightmaretoys.com! 

 

How knowledgeable are you about the Evil Dead franchise?

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Whether you’re apart of the original mayhem which sprang forth into all kinds of nightmarish mayhem 30-years-ago, or you only recently discovered the otherworldly film after hearing passages from the flesh-strewn book of the dead in the newest installment of the franchise, chances are some diabolical details lie unknown about the history of these feature-length classics. So, for those horror-loving maniacs looking to learn about a series of movies that revolutionized the genre, read along and join the ultimate ranks of other diehard Deadites! 

The Evil Dead wasn’t the first or only title choice

Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and some other friends were regularly making both non-horror and horror-related short films before the production of The Evil Dead which is likely one of the reasons they scraped the original title of the film. While there’s no arguing that The Evil Dead is a catchy name, some alternative headings to the cult-followed horror classic were “Book of the Dead”, “These Bitches are Witches”, “The Evil Dead Men”, “The Evil Dead Women”, “Fe-Monsters”, and “Blood Flood”. 

While many of the above names sound gruesomely cool, we think that the right name was chosen. Take a look at some of The Evil Dead horror collectibles that we have for sale right now on nightmaretoys.com

The actors smoked weed during one of the 1981 scenes

While it’s safe to assume that marijuana provided the filmmakers and performers with a hint of added inspiration, the reality is that their stoned, unruly behavior proved to be too much and was scraped from the script and replaced with a scene where the actors are listening to an old recording rather than smoking a joint.  

The franchise is Stephen King and Peter Jackson approved

Fans continue to love the relentless gore and dark humor of this low-budget franchise, but most don’t know that Stephen King gave the first film his stamp of approval at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Aside from making $29.4 million worldwide, The Evil Dead has received a glowing review from director Peter Jackson, citing that it was one of his biggest influences — “It made me think, God I could do that… here comes a horror movie that somebody of a similar age made with a 16mm camera”. 

The 2013 Evil Dead remake contains Easter eggs for the diehard fans

Aside from accumulating a considerable amount of The Evil Dead horror collectibles, overenthusiastic admirers of the franchise flocked to theatres in 2013 to watch their favorite supernatural classic unfold before their eyes with the help of modern production technologies. Nevertheless, screenplay writers did not disappoint and included lots of hidden Easter eggs for the franchise’s biggest fans. One example was the scene where there was a deck of cards spread across the ground inside of the cabin, each card facing up represents one that character Cheryl, says before she is devilishly possessed: “Two of spades! Jack of diamonds! Jack of clubs!” 

Which movie is your favorite installment within The Evil Dead franchise? Drop a comment below to start a conversation with our other readers. 

 

The creepy mascot of the Saw franchise and why horror fans adore it

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While many characters, foes, and villains have earned their horror spotlight, very few props have managed to rise to the higher ranks of darkness. That being said, Billy the Puppet is as important to the Saw franchise as the antihero himself and its role as gamemaster makes it a crucial part of the delivery of disturbing news. 

Who is Billy the Puppet? 

Billy the Puppet is a machine-driven doll that was used as a chilling prop throughout each film within the Saw franchise. Its popularity has allowed it to join ranks of the horror genre’s famous serial killers because of its threatening appearance and hellish laugh that was quickly considered a memorable element of the brand. Needless to say, the Jigsaw killer, John Kramer, transcribed his rules and restrictions behind each deadly game and uses Billy the Puppet as his personal informant to relay the details to captured victims. By use of a tape recording and the prop’s robotic movements, Billy the Puppet can move, speak, and get your horror-loving heart racing!

Why do horror fans love it?

Franchise aficionados are obsessed with Billy the Puppet and the horror collectibles that resemble it because of: 

  • The unique joint effort in combining the features of a clown with a ventriloquist dummy — pale white face with a protruding brow and checks with vibrant red spirals painted across them with a mouth that’s operated and affixed with a string. 
  • The demonic look — red lips that form a grin, with black eyes featuring devilish red irises.
  • The classic outfit — the mechanical puppet wears a black tuxedo with a white shirt and gloves while also embellishing a red bow tie, shoes, and handkerchief. I guess you could say he’s better dressed than most evildoers in the genre.
  • The uncanny realism — Although Billy the Puppet is a prop used by Kramer, his eerie embellishments and recurring appearances make him appear livelier and authentic than the man behind the strings. Fans also can replicate Billy the Puppet horror collectibles by cloaking their bodies in thrilling, hair-raising costumes.  

Why do you collect Billy the Puppet horror collectibles? Drop a comment below to compare with other fans! 

4 Freaky Horror Collectibles for The Dad That’s Hard to Shop For

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Oftentimes the rotten apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree and if your black heart is consistently pumping for a scare, chances are that you were raised to love the darkened madness of the horror genre! So, if you’re starting to feel the urgency to pull your eyeballs right from their sockets when it comes to shopping for your dad’s Father’s Day gift, just remember that nightmaretoys.com always has you covered! With great, gruesome gift ideas at the click of a button, you won’t need to spend the time in some morbid hardware store to find something that he will love and use! 

Exciting new t-shirts 

If your pops is a horror fan, there’s no sensible gift that quite ticks all the boxes like the smooth, fitted comfort of an unearthly t-shirt. In addition to being dark and practical, our collection of slipover shirts exhibits the most popular, gruesome foes and also features devilishly high-quality fibers! So, aside from being a one-of-a-kind, standout item, you will also be able to rely on the durability of the fabric to stand the test of time… and even some grim chores. Since one’s outfit is meant to act as an advertisement across their chests, a wicked t-shirt will ensure that your ghoulish dad is promoting something that’s true to his heart, like “I 🖤 Elvira”, “Hail Satan and Drink Coffee”, or “We’re going to eat you, Zombie”.   

Hair-raising action figures

We’ve never met a dad who wasn’t a serious collector of something and if your old man is an admirer of the macabre, he will appreciate some additions to his mysterious collection. Whether he is focused on a single horror franchise or adorns the entire genre, otherworldly-inspired action figures are one of the most popular horror collectibles on the market, giving avid hobbyists the opportunity to boost their compilations over time. With everything from 1:1 Scale Replica Figures to Body Knockers, Bobbleheads, and vintage, Mega Style dolls, you possess endless options at your fingertips to surprise dad with on June 21st!   

Spook-tacular signage 

Whether dad is lucky enough to have a crypt filled with shrines dedicated to his favorite horror villains or he spends more time in the comforts of his garage space, the gift of horror signage is bound to stir a ghastly grin on Father’s Day! Made from various materials, including lightweight plastic, metal, and molded foam, our horror signs act as spooky plaques of dedication and can be easily placed on all types of doors and wall areas. So, if your father figure enjoys pun-filled signage, such as “Creepin’ It Real” or “More Boos Please”, then he will love tearing the gift wrap off these nightmarish goodies! 

Unique and petrifying patches 

One of the things you love most about your old man is that he’s easy-to-please and practical, so when you’re stuck on what to get him for his day of worship, try to think of items that are strange and uncommon, but fitting for his orderly lifestyle. Horror patches are a great gift idea — they take up zero space, they functionally form onto the sleeves or pockets of an already owned jacket, and chances are your siblings didn’t think of it first. Give dad the gift of a stylish finishing touch that’s handcrafted and custom to his unique look. Plus, if your pops isn’t able to sew, he can iron on his new patch of horror embroidery! 

Which of the above gift suggestions would excite your dad the most? Drop a comment below to compare with other readers.

What horror fans can do while stuck at home

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Sitting around the house not knowing what to do is not only unproductive, but boring. So, instead of aimlessly staring into the abyss of your bedroom ceiling, how about combating boredom, horror style? That’s right! Just because you can’t attend trivia night at the pub, doesn’t mean you can’t effectively make use of your extra time. 

Re-organize your horror collectibles

If you’re one of the many people hunkering down at home, chances are that you’ve probably already started some form of home organization to pass the time. So, while decluttering and cleaning is a great way for you to tune out the outside world, it’s also handy in maximizing your at-home efficiency, giving you ample time that’s needed to disinfect surfaces and find better means of showing off your keepsake collection. While horror collectibles are durable, many action figures, dolls, and masks possess small, removable pieces or minuscule nooks and crannies that build up with dust and debris over time. This means that as a collector, it’s your job to ensure that your memorabilia is properly taken care of, regardless of whether your items are in storage or on display. Take the time to bring all of your horror collectibles down from the shelves, give them a good wipe, and consider rearranging their position to give other relics a chance for prominence. Re-organizing can be fun and chances are you’ll free up more room for future horror collectible purchases

Re-watch your favorite classic films

Whether you prefer science fiction horror, slashers, or paranormal encounters, you can start living the pop-culture dream by binge-watching a few of your most beloved movie installments. Not only does this give you something to look forward to, but it also allows you to revisit why you love this film genre in the first place! Guts, gore, and ghouls are bound to spark some grisly excitement during these difficult times. Don’t own any time-honored installments? Shop our wide selection of VHS, DVD, and blu rays and discover some flicks you didn’t even know existed. 

Write your own horror movie or comic 

One of the most beneficial things about having extra time is the ability to dedicate those minutes towards creative projects that you’ve pushed aside in the past. Now is your opportunity to let those juices flow! While writing a horror movie or creating a spooktacular comic may present a challenge, you’ve likely watched and read enough to know plots, characters, and influences that chill the spine and grind the teeth. We recommend reading some horror movie scripts or even your favorite hair-raising paperbacks to dig for added, grueling inspiration. 

Compare front-running with your friends

While you shouldn’t rush to attend gatherings with your peers, there are other ways that you can safely keep in touch. After all, social distancing rules do encourage talking over the phone or through various video chat apps as an easy, reliable platform to boost conversation during the pandemic. So, if you’re running out of things to touch base on, why not enliven a debate by deliberating over the most bloodcurdling foes? Pennywise, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and more! Every horror fan has their reasons for loving these devilish anti-heroes. 

How are you spending your time at home? Drop a comment below if you have suggestions that will pass the time. 

 

Hot, new products that are trending on nightmaretoys.com

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Discover the best horror collectibles, action figures and more when you check out the best-sellers section of our devilish website. With carefully crafted keepsakes that closely replicate all of your favorite, fearsome foes, you’ll be forced to come to terms with temptation and grab hold of as many iconic items as you can with these demonically chilling prices!

Michael Myers is gruesome and popular 

Add to your ever-growing horror action figures collection by selecting memorabilia that accurately portrays the sculpted features of your favorite boogeyman. While The Shape comes in many forms, diehard fans often peruse the best-selling section of nightmaretoys.com in search of his iconic visage. After all, there’s never enough Michael Myers to go around, especially when you’re redecorating the corners of your mysterious crypt. So, whether you’re the type of shopper who’s drawn to home decor items like as pillow covers or a spooktacular, scare freshener, or you prefer a horror action figure of Michael Myers that can prominently go on display, there are always some chilling goodies to pay homage to the time-honored villain. 

Everyone wants their own Seed of Chucky Doll 

Officially licensed collectibles are not for the faint of heart and when Trick or Treat Studios created the ultimate friend-to-the-end, collectors everywhere rejoiced at owning their very own Seed of Chucky Doll! Packaged into a sturdy, die-cut window box, the grisly, horror action figure was inspired by the on-screen sociopath and is sure to become the focal point of your ghoulish collection! Pre-order the regular version or the kickstarter version with additional features. 

Grab hold of classic and contemporary Pennywise 

Many horror lovers possess indifferent opinions about Pennywise and regardless of whether they worship the original film or have adapted to his new, spine-chilling look, we can all agree that his existence is creepy beyond belief! While his vibrant, red hair and ghost-white face have intertwined with the times, other elements of his appearance have changed over the decades. So, appeal to his shadowy specter of delight and love IT all in terms of horror collectibles Mezco Toys’ Pennywise Living Dead Doll and a unique, horror Christmas stocking.

Have you ever shopped the best-sellers section of our website? What type of horror collectibles are you most drawn too?

The Haunting of Bly Manor will be scarier and darker

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The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season installment to The Haunting of Hill House, a 2018 Netflix original horror series that alternated between two timelines, following five siblings and their paranormal experiences from childhood to adulthood. With the great success of the programming comes another haunting tale, and hopefully some gruesome horror collectibles to fill our keepsake shelves of creep-tastic memorabilia. So, while a lot of things in life are uncertain at the moment, you can always look forward to the airing of a whole new part to the fang-tastic series. 

What is the current release date for the season?

While it’s set to be released in full on Netflix this October, the official announcement is yet to be made and may even be postponed due to the ongoing effects that COVID-19 has had on the TV and film industry.  

What are some updates that we do have?

For those that watched the first season, we’re sad to say that the second season will not be focusing on the Crain family, but instead a brand-new story and another haunted house. The installment instead, will fixate on The Haunting of Bly Manor, although many forums and diehard fans believe that some of the aftermaths of the first season will be intertwined with the latest one to come. 

While little is known about the plot sequence of the series, we do know that it will bring out some of the “ghost stories of Henry James”, an American-British author who actively bridged the gap between realism and modernism in writing. Director, Mike Flanagan, also hinted that while the new season will touch on an entirely new storyline, it will exhibit some of the same frameworks of its predecessor, while expanding on elements from the first season such as “hauntings” and “tragic incidents”. He also said that the series will feature “an old-school approach when it comes to haunting Bly Manor with ghosts, the same way he haunted Hill House”. 

Will the cast remain the same? 

The Haunting of Bly Manor will see new faces portraying some lead roles, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kolhi, and Ameilia Eve as well as some known faces that have previously appeared on season one, Benjamin Ainsworth, Amelie Smith, Catherine Parker, Kate Siegel, and Henry Thomas. 

So, whether you’ve been looking to grab hold of some horror collectibles to add to your home decor or you simply love all things horror, we’re excited to hear about what other shows you’re anticipating?

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.

Do you own any Child’s Play or Annabelle horror collectibles? Drop a comment below to start a conversation about your collection.