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Welcome back to the second day of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide- hope everyone survived Turkey Day and is ready to save some cash on more Black Friday deals and many other gift ideas I have rounded up for you all today.

We’re starting off today with more Black Friday sales that might be of interest to you and a bunch more gift ideas perfect for genre fans of all ages, including two recent visual histories of iconic films from the 1980’s, one of Scream Factory’s awesome recent releases, apparel from Dark Bunny, horror-themed cross stitch and 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.

 

Black Friday Deals:

Tee Fury: Tee Fury has become one of my favorite sites for t-shirts and other apparel over the years and for Black Friday, they’re offering 20% off sitewide on all their items this weekend, which makes it a perfect time to stock up.  Just use code TFBF20 when checking out to save big on your order.

Sideshow Collectibles: For those of you with deeper pockets, Sideshow Collectibles is offering up some great Black Friday deals this weekend. They’ve got various online sales happening right now through the weekend where customers can save up to 70%, so I recommend checking out their site to see all the great deals.

HorrorMerch.com: A site that I discovered while working on last year’s Gift Guide, HorrorMerch.com is offering site visitors this weekend a 20% discount on their orders as well as other special items and offers so horror fans should definitely check out their site to see what’s available.

Gallery 1988: A Los Angeles-based gallery that features some of the best and brightest talents in the art world, Gallery 1988 is somewhere that I love to visit regularly as they’ve always got some incredibly fun artwork featured at both of their locations. Currently, Gallery 1988 is offering 25% off most of their current inventory (some of the art from their more recent shows may not be included) when you use promo code SALE when checking out. They feature a lot more than just genre-related art so you can definitely find a gift here for any pop culture fan out there.

Skull Jewelry: Looking for badass jewelry with a bit of a dangerous edge? Then be sure to check out SkullJewelry.com as they’ve got a great collection of items for him and her and are currently offering HUGE discounts on all their stock. Additionally, customers can save an extra $5 too by using the code blackfriday when checking out so be sure to head on over to their site to see all the amazing offers they have in store today.

Fright Rags: Once again, the good folks over at Fright Rags are offering huge discounts to their customers for Black Friday, with t-shirts as low as $12 each and box sets up to 50% off. Their sale runs through Wednesday, December 2nd but don’t delay on checking out their discounted items as quantities are extremely limited.

 

Books:

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon.

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-traveling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures.

The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members—including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more—and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride.
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Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The Ghostbusters saga has been thrilling fans around the world for over three decades, from the original movies to the animated shows, comics, video games, toys, and other collectibles. For the first time, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History takes a comprehensive look at the entire franchise, telling the complete story behind the creation of a true pop culture phenomenon.

Beginning with an in-depth look at the original film, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History delves into the archives to showcase a wealth of never-before-seen concept art and photography that will take fans into the production of a true classic. Also featuring a large section on Ghostbusters II, the book brings together exclusive interviews with the key players from both films, including director Ivan Reitman; stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver; and producers Michael C. Gross and Joe Medjuck.

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Movies:

Army of Darkness Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Trapped In Time. Surrounded By Evil. Low On Gas.

Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient "Necronomicon", (the Book of the Dead) unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi’s (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) outrageously hilarious third chapter in his Evil Dead Trilogy.

Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites, ", Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him, and his Oldsmobile, into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?

Special Features Include:

DISC ONE (Theatrical Version – 81 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0; Medieval Times: The Making Of "Army Of Darkness" Featuring Interviews With Star & Co-Producer Bruce Campbell, Actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman And Angela Featherstone, Director Of Photography Bill Pope, Editor Bob Murawski, Production Designer Anthony Tremblay, Composer Joseph Lo Duca, Costume Designer Ida Gearon, Special Make-Up Effects Artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, And Greg Nicotero, Performer And Effects Artist William Bryan, Mechanical Effects Artist Gary Jones, First Assistant Director John Cameron, Visual Effects Supervisor William Mesa, and Stunt Coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.), Original Ending, Original Opening with Optional Commentary By Sam Raimi And Bruce Campbell, Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary By Sam Raimi And Bruce Campbell, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots and Home Video Promo.

DISC TWO (Director's Cut – 96 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0; Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi, Actor Bruce Campbell, and Co-Writer Ivan Raimi, Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.),Vintage “Creating The Deadites” Featurette (21 min.), Vintage "Making Of" Featurette and Extended Interview Clips With Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Robert Tapert.

DISC THREE (International Cut – 88 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0; 4K Scan Of The International Inter-positive, Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0), Theatrical Trailer, Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Production Designer Anthony Tremblay, Visual Effects Supervisor William Mesa And Special Make-Up Effects Artists Tony Gardner, and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills), Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos From The Collection Of Super Fan Dennis Carter Jr., Storyboards For Deleted Or Alternate Scenes and Vintage “The Men Behind The Army” Featurette (19 min.).

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Apparel:

Dark Bunny Tees

From the site: Established in October 2009 and born from a love affair with film and illustration, Dark Bunny Tees started off as just one man, me, Alex Chenery. However, after five fantastic years Dark Bunny Tees has grown into a small, but perfectly formed team of three, with Matt our customer service manager and Tim, who runs our in-house print shop.

I have always loved movies. I have always loved t-shirts. Essentially the main aim of Dark Bunny Tees was to create movie t-shirt designs that were more than just a corporate logo for the movie in question. Anyone can do that in my opinion. What I wanted to do was create movie t-shirt designs that were something new. My own spin on classic movies, but still incorporating those Easter eggs and subtle references that purist fans of that movie will understand. I also wanted to create designs that just looked cool, even if you had no idea that it referenced a movie and designs that instantly says ‘Dark Bunny Tees’. UK based but ships worldwide.

Especially for the Scream Queens:

Nerd Sparkle

Know a woman who loves geek-inspired jewelry? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the Nerd Sparkle shop on Etsy; between their Rocky Horror Picture Show Sparkle Lips Necklace, their Silence of the Lambs inspired Death Moth Bracelet or even their Captain America Bracelet, you’ll undoubtedly find a great gift at Nerd Sparkle perfect for the lady in your life.

Music & Art:

Popsic Art

From the site: 3D pop art gifts for men and women by Joshua Zaitz. I create 3D Pop Art featuring vibrant colors, fun themes, and a fresh look at some of the most beloved icons we've all grown up with. Each piece of art offers viewers a unique 3D experience. Hand-cut pieces are glued layer by layer to the background picture. Since every piece of artwork I create is hand-cut, constructed and embellished differently, collectors of my artwork each receive a unique piece of art.

Take a look at Popsic Art’s adorable Sam from Trick ‘R Treat artwork, this killer Pennywise piece, or even their awesome The Devil’s Rejects and Twilight Zone inspired art.

Games & Collectibles:

Frightwares

Looking for some horror-themed pillows, candles, bath accessories or even some apparel? Then head on over to Frightwares site as they’ve got some wickedly cool items that are sure to add a little fun to your home.

For the Little Ghouls:

The Fright Club

Each year, on Halloween eve, Fright Club meets to go over their plan: Operation Kiddie Scare. Only the scariest of monsters can join Fright Club-Vladimir the Vampire, Fran K. Stein, Sandy Witch, and Virginia Wolf have all made the cut. They've been practicing their ghoulish faces, their scary moves, and their chilling sounds. But when a band of cute little critters comes along asking to join in the fun, the members of Fright Club will find out who really is the scariest of all!
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Etsy Spotlight:

Emfaced

Who doesn’t love horror themed cross stitch gifts? I’m a big sucker for anything cross stitch and these great Ghostface, Jason Voorhees and Skull designs from Emfaced would make for the perfect small gift for the horror lover who also has a crafty side.

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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