The holiday shopping season officially kicks off tonight and we know it can be difficult to find presents for horror fans that seem to have everything. To help make things easier, we've put together the initial list of our holiday gift suggestions, which include cannibal wine, classic horror shirts, vinyl figures and Blu-ray collections.
While a handful of these items are only available at select websites, you should be able to find some pretty good sales on other items starting tonight. Specifically, Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart will have big sales on Blu-ray/DVD titles and video games. We'd like to give Tamika Jones a big thanks for helping put this guide together.
Silence of the Lambs Wine: "The Alamo Drafthouse's 2013 Signature Wines are an oenophilic nod to noted gourmand, wine connoisseur and psychopath Hannibal Lecter. "The Chianti Slurp" is an iconic wine in film moment, celebrated with two wines worthy of Lecter's palette.
- “The Cannibal Chianti” is a DOCG wine from a vineyard situated between Florence and Sienna. It is a blend of 85% Sangiovese, balanced with smaller contributions of Canaiolo and Malvasia del Chianti. The nose is loaded with dark berry fruit with bass notes of allspice and baked quince. Its mouth feel is medium-bodied and well balanced, with savory plum and tobacco leaf notes leading to a slight sandalwood finish. $32.00.
- Lecter's Package [is] a limited edition package of Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio and The Cannibal Chianti, packaged with a bottle to rub the lotion on your skin, some fava beans and a recipe from Alamo Drafthouse Chef Trish.Eichelberger. There are a limited number of these exclusive packages available, so act quickly if you covet it. $75.00.
- “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” is a 2012 vintage with a mixture of fruit from California’s Central Coast and inland vineyards. It offers a lush bouquet of tangerine and orange blossom. The palate starts with a crisp entry and a velvety mouth feel that bursts into flavors of tropical peach and Mexican limes with just a hint of honey, leading to a zesty, citrus-laced finish. $32.00."
To purchase either of these signature wines from The Alamo Drafthouse, go to: http://www.silenceofthelambswines.com/
Freddy Krueger Animated Chest of Souls Sweater: "Freddy Krueger’s iconic sweater [has] an animated chest piece that writhes and moans, [and is an] officially-licensed Nightmare on Elm Street costume. One size fits most: 42″ chest around, 24″ long, 20 1/2″ shoulder to wrist. The wrists, neck, hem of sweater are all shredded. Glove, hat, pants, mask, and shoes [are] not included. Chest piece is 12″ wide x 14 1/2 high, battery box is 2 3/4″ high x 2″ wide x 3/4 thick” (secured in a velcro pouch behind the chest piece).
Materials: Polyester. Batteries: 3 AA (included). Not washable. Tip: Thread the trigger button down one sleeve for easy access." [Price: $69.99]
To purchase this sweater, visit: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/129f/?pfm=Search&t=freddy
Dead Rising 3: “Dead Rising 3 puts you in the zombie-ravaged city of Los Perdidos, California. Do you have what it takes to escape before a military strike wipes out the entire city? As mysterious mechanic Nick Ramos, you’ll rely on improvised weapons to battle off the hordes of undead while you explore the massive open world.
Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick can’t do it alone – he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before it’s too late.
With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a massive open world on the brink of a zombie apocalypse. Get ready for a new generation of zombie-slaying thrills.”
Vincent Price Shirt: Fright Rags releases great horror shirt designs every month, but this one was our favorite of the year. Not only does it feature horror legend, Vincent Price, but it also does a great job of paying tribute to his horror career with over a dozen references to his films.
"A super smooth screenprint on the softest 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. Remember, when this shirt sells out, it will go into our graveyard section and only be reprinted if it receives enough votes. Grab yours today before it's gone!" [Price: $21.95]
For more information on the design or to purchase this shirt, visit: http://www.fright-rags.com/priceless-p-921.html
Funko Pop Vinyl Figures: If you're looking for stocking stuffers, we really like Funko's line of POP! Vinyl figures. For horror fans, they have an extensive set of figures from The Walking Dead TV series, featuring zombies and characters from the first three seasons. They also have a number of 80's slashers, including Jason, Freddy, Mike Myers, and Leatherface. Even if you're shopping for someone who doesn't like horror, they have figures from The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and more than a dozen other properties. You can view a listing of some of their top figures on Amazon. *Photo above thanks to Pixel Dan.
The Vincent Price Collection Blu-ray/DVD: "Get ready for six chilling tales starring the master of horror, Vincent Price! This collection includes new and vintage bonus features that focus not just on each film, but on Price’s illustrious and enduring legacy as cinema’s most chilling actor.
The Vincent Price Collection Blu-ray/DVD [includes] Fall of the House of Usher, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, Witchfinder General, and The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
Special Features [include] vintage and rare introduction and final words from Vincent Price. Audio commentary with Roger Corman. Vincent Price retrospective commentary with author Lucy Chase Williams. Audio interview with Vincent Price by historian David Del Valle. Theatrical trailers, [and] still galleries." [Price: $61.93]
For a complete list of specs on each individual Blu-ray or the entire Vincent Price collection, visit: http://www.amazon.com/The-Vincent-Price-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00DOZNI8Y
Chucky: The Complete Collection Blu-ray/DVD: "
“Set a play date with Chucky as all six movies come together for the first time in the chilling Chucky: The Complete Collection. The killer doll torments his original victim, young Andy Barclay, in Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3. Then the ruthless redhead teams up with his dream doll, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), in Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Chucky is back again in Curse of Chucky to terrorize a family with whom he shares a mysterious connection. Oozing with hours of bonus materials, Chucky: The Complete Collection is a thrilling, chilling, campy, must-own set. Wanna play?”
American Horror Story Season Blu-rays and DVDs: "Brace yourself for an addictive thrill ride! American Horror Story is TV's most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual haunt devised to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harmon's (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge. Featuring a Golden Globe-winning performance by Jessica Lange, Season One scares up a host of engrossing extras."
"Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner...from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face. Emmy winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson."
Beetlejuice The Complete Series: "Though I know I should be wary, still I venture someplace scary. Ghostly hauntings I turn loose... Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!"
Now for the first time on DVD comes all 13 ghoulish episodes from Season One!
Based on Tim Burton’s blockbuster film of the same name, this animated show features Beetlejuice, the wild “ghost with the most” from the "Neitherworld" and his mortal best friend Lydia Deetz, a young, perky goth girl attending a private school in a sleepy little Connecticut town.
Upon befriending Lydia, Beetlejuice promptly whisks her off from her ordinary life into wacky adventures in the land of the dead, or Neitherworld, which is filled with kooky characters and madcap monsters at every turn!"
Friday the 13th Complete Collection Blu-ray/DVD: "The 10-disc collection includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th, a fan-favorite volume that’s viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more.
Films in the Collection include:
• Disc 1 - Friday the 13th (1980)
• Disc 2 - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
• Disc 3 - Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D (1982)
• Disc 4 - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 5 - Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) / Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 6 - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) / Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) NEW TO BLU- RAY
• Disc 7 - Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) / Jason X (2002) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 8 - Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
• Disc 9 - Friday the 13th (2009) (Theatrical Version and “Killer Cut” Extended Version)
• Disc 10 - Killer Bonus DVD Disc
Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch."
[Price: $88.89 - $104.09]
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection: "Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection features five iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds each digitally restored from high resolution film elements. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak and Rod Taylor, this essential collection captures the most memorable moments in the career of a true cinematic master." [Price: $24.49 - $34.49]
Horror Blu-ray Titles: There have been more than 100 horror releases on Blu-ray/DVD here, including some remastered classics that are really worth checking out. Here's a list of some titles that may be of interest:
The Monster Club, Day of the Dead, The Burning, Creepshow 2, Idle Hands, Fright Night 2 (2013), World War Z, The Walking Dead Season 3, Curse of Chucky, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection, The Conjuring, Pacific Rim, Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition, V/H/S/2, Maniac, Bates Motel Season 1, The Fly (1958), This Is The End, The Fog, The Purge, Frankenstein's Army, The Lords of Salem, The Exorcist 40th Anniversary, Hannibal Season 1, House of Wax 3D, Evil Dead.
**Check back early in December for more of our holiday gift guide and our contest, we're you'll have a chance to win some of these items**