Welcome back readers for another entry in Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide which hopes to offer up some inventive and unusual present ideas for you guys as well as save you a few bucks along the way.

Today we’re putting the spotlight on the good folks over at Death Waltz Records, the recently released Director’s Cut of Nightbreed, the adorable kids apparel from Booby Trap Clothing and much more. Also, be sure to check out our trivia question at the end of today’s post to test your holiday horrors knowledge and get a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors HorrorDecor.net, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Scream Factory.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Death Waltz Records

From The House of the Devil to Halloween II to Assault on Precinct 13, Death Waltz Records continuously distributes some of the most influential soundtracks and highlights some of the most incredible recent indie horror scores out there.

Created in 2011 by Spencer Hickman as a resource for fans looking to collect their favorite soundtracks on vinyl, CD and digital formats, Death Waltz has become to the music industry what Scream Factory is to the horror genre. Oh, and be sure to look for John Carpenter’s Lost Themes from Death Waltz in 2015- that one should be amazing!

BOOKS: The Making of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead

Released in 1985, Day of the Dead was the final film of George A. Romero's classic zombie trilogy, which forever changed the face of horror filmmaking. Set in an apocalyptic world where the living-dead epidemic has wiped out most of humanity, the movie quickly acquired cult status, and — with one remake released in 2008 and another planned for 2014 — its influence on popular culture can still be felt today. Now, for the first time, the full history of the making of the iconic original film is revealed. Drawing on a wealth of exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, author Lee Karr leaves no stone unturned in detailing the movie's preproduction, shoot, release, and legacy. Filled with behind-the-scenes gossip and previously unpublished stories from the set, as well as over 100 full-color photos, this book gives Day of the Dead the resurrection it deserves.

MOVIES: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barker’s original director’s cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative! This Limited Edition, 3-Disc Set includes the theatrical cut, on Blu-Ray for the first time, and a bonus disc of additional extras.

Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates ’us ’from ’them ‘and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. 

Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen. 

APPAREL: BoobyTrapShop.com

Looking for some horror-inspired glow-in-the-dark apparel for little horror fans this Christmas? Check out Booby Trap Clothing then as they’ve got a great selection of items for both boys and girls that adorably celebrates everyone’s favorite classic monsters and more. Check out their Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Creature, Dracula and The Mummy t-shirts which all make me kind of jealous that they don’t make ‘em in adult sizes.

COLLECTIBLES: Toys R Us Zombie Blowout

While Toys R Us are known for being a kid-friendly retailer, that doesn’t mean they don’t offer plenty of items for us big kids- and at pretty decent discounts to boot. Zombie lovers out there, take note; TRU currently stocks Zombie-Opoly and features several Walking Dead-themed items including The Walking Dead B&W Zombie Bust Bank and this cool looking The Walking Dead Construction Prison Tower for those of you looking to recreate the iconic setting in your own home.

And for those of you classic monsters fans, check out their selection of collectibles HERE which features tons of choices at affordable prices.


While Loungefly has earned their reputation for making some of the best horror-inspired purses and accessories out there, they also have a great collection of other pop culture-themed items for female fans of all ages and tastes.

I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a long time and some of their newest items are just awesome, including this Grey Sugar Skull Embossed Fashion Tote, this fun Black Sugar Skull Tote, their Lace Skull with Fuschia Crossbody Bag and Star Wars fans- check out this adorable Darth Vader 3D Coin Clutch. Loungefly is also offering a free gift with ALL purchases right now so be sure to check out their site for the lowdown on all the deals they’re offering.

FOR THE LITTLE GHOULS: Monster High Share or Scare Game

Grab your ghoul-friends for a fang-tastic game of truth or dare! On your turn, spin the spinner to see your fate. Spin Share and you'll reveal your spookiest secrets, monstrous crushes and all the stuff that makes you eerily unique. Try to guess each other’s answers to score! Spin Scare and beware! You'll do one of a hundred challenges so fierce and funny they'll have you in stitches. Wear the blindfold and I.D. your friend by smell, balance a creepy coffin bean-bag on your head while doing dance moves, go on a scary scavenger hunt inside your house, and much more!


For today’s Etsy find, I discovered the My Toy Pirate shop which specializes in creating punk and horror-themed button sets at a great price. These They Live pins really caught my eye at first, but they also offer these badass Hobo with a Shotgun pins as well this set that celebrates one of the greatest bad movies of all time, Troll 2.


Who was the real-life voice behind the demented phone calls in the original Black Christmas?

*Submit your answer to contest@dailydead.com with the subject line "Holiday Horrors Trivia 8"


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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.