Art-of-Krampus

Welcome back readers for day ten of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and with the release of Michael Dougherty’s wondrous holiday horror tale, Krampus, this weekend, I thought this would make for the perfect opportunity to provide you guys with some fun Krampus-related gift ideas today.

We’ve also got some more badass apparel choices from Ten Thirty One Halloween for this installment of the HGG and for those of you with younger zombie fans in your life, we’ve got you covered too.  We also take a look at the wildly inventive artwork and accessories at Creepy Company and much more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by RLJ Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, A Christmas Horror Story, and to help you guys get into the spirit of the season, we’ve put together 10 amazing prize packs filled with goodies, a t-shirt and your very own copy of A Christmas Horror Story to get you ready for the holiday season.

For a chance to win one of our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide prize packs, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address as well.

 

Books:

The Art of Krampus

In Alpine folklore, Krampus is a fearsome horned figure who punishes naughty children during the Christmas season, just as Saint Nick rewards those who behave. Writer/director Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat, Superman Returns, X-Men 2) brings this iconic figure to life in a modern-day horror comedy set against the perfect suburban holiday celebration.

The Art of Krampus takes a look at how this terrifying character inspired the filmmaker and Legendary Pictures to create a movie that captures the dark side of the holidays. With fascinating concept art and unit photography showcasing the most thrilling, suspenseful, and horrifying moments of the movie alongside insightful commentary from the cast and crew, this deluxe coffee-table book details all that went into crafting Dougherty’s eagerly-awaited Yuletide horror film. Visually stunning and comprehensive, The Art of Krampus is the perfect holiday gift for horror enthusiasts.

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Creepy Krampus Sticker Book

A large-format sticker book full of Krampus stickers. 72 removable stickers to delight good children and frighten the bad ones. In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus was St. Nikolaus' dark servant-a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long, slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! At Christmastime, St. Nicholas rewards children who've been good all year-but those who have behaved badly are visited by the Krampus! The images are pulled from vintage, pre-WWI Krampus postcards.

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Movies:

Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

This triple treat of terror is a three-episode blood-dripping package that includes murder, necrophilia, dementia, live burials, open tombs, exhumation, resurrection, zombies and feline vengeance, resulting in nothing less than juicy entertainment and spine-chilling cinema. Mix in three horror legends, Vincent Price (The Oblong Box), Peter Lorre (The Raven) and Basil Rathbone (Queen of Blood), and you've got a shocker you dare not to watch alone! Mr. Price stars in all three Edgar Allan Poe (Premature Burial) episodes, Morella, The Black Cat and The Case Of M. Valdemar. Produced and directed by cult great, Roger Corman (X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes) with a great supporting cast that includes Leona Gage, Joyce Jameson, Debra Paget and David Frankham.

Special Features include Interview with Producer and Director Roger Corman, Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas, Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle & Actor David Frankham and Original Theatrical Trailer.

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Apparel:

Ten Thirty One Halloween Inc.

At Ten Thirty One Halloween, the October 31st holiday is celebrated all-year round. Founded by creator and artist Jeremy Saffer, Ten Thirty One Halloween has a fun assortment of t-shirts, accessories and soaps, perfect for any horror fan at heart.

Especially for the Scream Queens:

The Goblin Cave

inspired by punk, folk, fantasy, horror and sci-fi, The Goblin Cave offers a wide variety of jewelry, so there's something for everybody in their shop. And keeping with today’s theme, I thought both their Krampus Necklace and Krampus Earrings would make for great gifts for that special horror-loving gal in your life this shopping season.

Music & Art:

Creepy Company

From the site: Creepy Company is born out of a love for all things creepy, especially horror films, the paranormal, everything Halloween, and the general specter of creepiness that surrounds a good deal of people, places and situations (both real and imagined) in popular culture.

We feature a monthly-expanding line of enamel pins, patches, stickers, prints and more. Our products are always changing and evolving. To say that we have big hopes for the future is no exaggeration!

Games & Collectibles:

A Nightmare on Elm Street Lunch Box

From Aquarius. Freddy Krueger's not just for the movies. He can be with you all time with this hinged tin fun box that measures 7.75 x 6.75 x 4.13 and is perfect for food, fun or "scary stuff".

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Friday the 13th Lunch Box

Calling all Jason fans! Have we got a fun box for you!! This hinged tin box measures 7.75 x 6.75 x 4.13 and is perfect for food, fun or "scary stuff".

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Lunch Box

Horror fans rejoice with this colorful tin lunch box from one of the best original movies ever, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". This hinged fun box measures 7.75 x 6.75 x 4.13 and is perfect for food, fun or "stuff".

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Beetlejuice Lunch Box

Say it with me now! "Beetlejuice Beetle juice Beetlejuice" A super fun tin fun box for fans of all ages. It measuring 7.75 x 6.75 x 4.13 and is perfect for food, fun or "stuff".

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For the Little Ghouls:

Zombie Girls 4 Doll Collection

Jakks Pacific; Zombie Girls 12" Doll Collection "Bringing FASHION Back to Life" Includes complete set of 4 Zombie Girls Dolls Each doll comes with unique outfit #1 - RHODA Kille #2 - Mya Spirit #3 - Mary Mourning #4 - Sunny Burns.

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The Walking Dead Zombie Hunter Game

Great practice for the possibly impending Zombie Apocalypse! Hone your skills with help from The Walking Dead TV series. Shoot Walkers with Sheriff Rick Grimes and your Pump and Shoot Shotgun game controller! Just Plug and Play - no video game console or software needed! Are you a fan of the hit TV show The Walking Dead and under the impression that a zombie apocalypse could happen at any moment? No? Well, even if you're not, The Walking Dead Zombie Hunter Plug and Play Video Game would be a great addition to your arsenal of video games.

Featuring a totally cool Pump and Shoot Shotgun controller that allows you to simply Plug and Play - no video game console or software needed - this great first person shooter video game brings you all the bang of The Walking Dead , without breaking your buck. Don't go hunting for Walkers without getting properly experienced first using The Walking Dead Zombie Hunter Plug and Play Video Game!

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Etsy Spotlight:

Dellamorte & Co.

From the site: Conjuring an archaic aesthetic and a sense of dark allure, Dellamorte & Co. draws inspiration from catacombs and tombs, mysticism and the realm of esoteric lore. We invite you to share in our vision and appreciation for the macabre.

Check out Dellamorte & Co.’s great selection of Krampus-themed items, including this ornament, their rustic Krampus Nutcracker Ornament, this antique-looking wall plaque or their amazing Krampus Statue.

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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