It's the gift season, and whether giving or receiving, it's always more fun if a little knowledge goes along with the generosity. That's especially true for movie fans and their loved ones. The first gifts that pop into mind are probably movie tickets, DVDs and Blu-rays, and those are the perfect gifts for many friends and acquaintances.
For a select few, however, you may want to do more, and make the gift more personal. If you're in a gift-giving mood and want to surprise a horror-loving friend or family member -- yet are perhaps not familiar with what might really delight those who love horror movies -- we've rounded up our favorite trinkets and treasures to consider gifting to the terror lovers in your life.
Freddy Krueger Vinyl Figure (above)
The frightening star of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series is transformed into a cuddly toy, suitable for everyone over the age of three. This vinyl figure promises hours of freaky fun for those who want to play with Freddy Krueger, in a far less dangerous fashion, than he has toyed with his hapless victims. [Funko via Buzzfeed]
Gremlins Knit Sweater
Even the most hardened fan of horror movies will appreciate a lovely acrylic heavy-knit sweater, adorned with a variety of Gremlins, all inspired by Joe Dante's classic horror-comedy Gremlins, and suitable for wearing in a movie theater or in front of the television. [MondoTees]
Made to order, these earrings add a subtle touch of horror fashion for anyone who appreciates Wes Craven's Scream, and the mask worn by the killer. [Etsy]
Blood Bath Shower Curtain
This is a gift that is probably best appreciated by adults. The bloody hand prints help turn any bathroom into the set of a horror movie, which is exactly the kind of jolt that most of us need first thing in the morning. We suspect that Alfred Hitchcock would approve. [Amazon.com]
Lego and Scooby Doo combined to haunt a truly creepy building, filled with hidden monsters just waiting to attack unsuspecting visitors. It's suitable for children aged 6-12, though we imagine any horror-loving adult will love the terrifying possibilities of a scary seaside abode. [Lego]