Most people think that giving a basket filled with horror movie items is not a festive gift. However, to a horror movie lover it is the gift they would love to have this holiday season. Give the holiday gift that will entertain all year round.
An empty basket can be purchased from Wal-Mart, a thrift store, or K-Mart. Take a look at the suggested items below to put in the gift basket.
“Jason Goes to Hell” DVD
“Jason Goes to Hell” was released in 1993. Despite the fact that this movie is over 12 years old, it is the key plot point in the Friday the 13th series. No seriously. Stop laughing. It really has a plot that explains why Jason never died and stayed dead in past sequels. In “Jason Goes to Hell,” Jason Voorhies secret is revealed and his last living descendant is the town’s only hope in stopping his terror once and for all.
Gunnar Hansen Autographed Lithograph
Those of you who don’t know, Gunnar Hansen played Leatherface in the original version of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” He also appeared in other horror movies as well. The Three Faces of Gunnar lithograph is a limited edition (only 500 copies). Gunnar autographs every copy as they are ordered. The center and small portrait on the left is of Gunnar as The Stranger in “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.” The portrait on the lower right is Gunnar dressed as Leatherface. The lithograph can be purchased on Gunnar’s website for $20 a piece.
Horror Movie T-Shirt
Tees ‘n Things has a wonderful horror movie t-shirt section. Classic t-shirts available are “Amityville Horror,” “American Psycho,” “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Night of the Living Dead,” and many more. Horror movie t-shirt prices range from $16.95 to $22.
The Scariest Movies of All Time
“The Brood” is a 1979 horror film directed by David Cronenberg. It starts out with a man trying to uncover a psychiatrist’s questionable therapy techniques and it goes down hill from there. “The Brood” was listed as one of the scariest movies of all time on Boston.com. “The Brood” can be purchased from Amazon for $12.
Another classic heart stopper is “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” the 1984 version. Between Freddy Krueger and those creepy little girls who sing the Freddy song, a seasoned horror movie watcher will shake all over with fright. Another suggestion is to buy the “Nightmare on Elm Street” Collection for $16.99 on Amazon. The collection has the first “Nightmare on Elm Street” and sequels.
Michael Myers Halloween Key Chain
It’s small and cheap. The Michael Myers key chain has a picture of the stony faced killer on one side and the name of the movie on the other. It only cost $4 on the Halloween movies website.
Other miscellaneous items to place in a horror movie gift basket:
Candy – M&Ms, Kit Kats, etc.
Microwave Popcorn – Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter is an excellent microwave popcorn.
Drinks – Liquid drinks will be too heavy in a horror movie gift basket. Buy powdered drink mixes, like Crystal Light or Kool-Aid.
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Phil Pirrello, “Top 25 Horror Movies of All-Time,” IGN.
“Top 50 Scariest Movies of All Time,” Boston.com
Killeen Gonzalez, “How to Start Collecting Horror Movie Memorabilia,” Associated Content.