Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re going to take a look at Gallery 1988's amazing artwork, teeVillain, the Back to the Future soundtrack, several of the great Vestron Video Blu-rays released this year, Star Wars-themed kids' games, horror necklaces, and more.
This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive in our amazing prize packs that include movies, graphic novels, and much more. One lucky winner will also receive the limited edition box set of The Walking Dead Season 6!
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Blu-rays & DVDs:
Some people will kill for a bargain and at the Park Plaza Mall they do! Here, you can shop till you drop...dead! High tech robots equipped with state-of-the-art security devices have been recruited as the new mechanical night watchmen for the Park Plaza Mall. When a jolting bolt of lightning short circuits the main computer control, the robots turn into killbots...on the loose after unsuspecting shoppers! Four couples are trying to make it after-house in a mattress store. They make it all right...in the morgue!
Special Features includes Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI, actress KELLI MARONEY, and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL, Audio Commentary with Historians / Authors: NATHANIEL THOMPSON (Mondo Video) and RYAN TUREK (Shock 'til you drop), Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL, Isolated score track by Chuck Cirino, BACK TO THE MALL - Cast and Filmmakers remember the making of CHOPPING MALL, CHOPPING "CHOPPING MALL" editor LESLIE ROSENTHAL discusses the editing, THE KILLBOTS - Creator ROBERT SHORT talks about creating the robots ( with never seen concept drawings), SCORING "CHOPPING MALL" an interview with composer CHUCK CIRINO, THE ROBOT SPEAKS! - 10 questions with the robot, THE LOST SCENE - introduction with filmmakers: JIM WYNORSKI and STEVE MITCHELL, and the three page scene itself, ARMY OF ONE - A visit with CHOPPING MALL'S biggest fan: CARL SAMPIERI, CHOPPING MALL: CREATING THE KILLBOTS featurette and Trailer.
WAXWORK: Inside the wax museum a group of teenagers are aghast at the hauntingly lifelike wax displays of Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and other character members of the Horror Hall of Fame. Each display is perfectly grotesque, yet each is missing one thing . . . a victim! Admission to the WAXWORK was free but now they may pay with their lives! One by one, the students are drawn into the settings as objects of the blood thirsty creatures. They are now part of the permanent collection.
WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME: Having escaped the fiery destruction of the original Waxwork, Marl (Zach Galligan, Gremlins) and Sarah (Monika Schnarre, TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210”) face another grueling ordeal in WAXWORK II, when Sarah is accused of murdering her stepfather. Fleeing through the doors of time in a desperate search for proof of her innocence, the two lovers find themselves caught in the eternally recurring battle between good and evil. Together they must stop one of the most powerful and demonic figures of all time — Lord Scarabus.
WAXWORK SPECIAL FEATURES:
WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME SPECIAL FEATURES:
The Namtut brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. But their delicious recipes contain nothing less than the victims of their after-hours sorcery. Possessed by the spirit of their demonic uncle Anwar, the brothers are attempting to resurrect the ancient and deadly Sheetar, goddess of blood and lust.
Packed with amazing special features including: Audio Commentary with Director Jackie Kong, Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Lawrence Kasanoff, Isolated score with select audio commentary with composer Don Preston, Queen King - an interview with director Jackie Kong, Brother Tutman - Interview with actor Carl Crew, Diner Design - an interview with Director of Photography Jurg V. Walther, Cult Movie Recipes - An interview with writer Michael Sonye, Victims of Sheetar! - An interview with special make up effect creator Bruce Zahlava, Archival interview with Crew member & Hollywood Book & Poster Owner Eric Caiden.
A young man uses a secret government chemical and program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, and helps her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her-human brains.
UNRATED VERSION! First time on Blu-ray. Limited edition Collector's Series! NEW Vestron Video Collector's Edition packaging! Restored and remastered. Packed with special features including: multiple audio commentaries, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.
Special Features Include:
Gris Grimly presents a third collection of reimagined classic children's rhymes combining macabre humor with masterful illustrations. Be prepared to view Wee Willie Winkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Crooked Man, Mary and her little lamb, and Little Boy Blue in a new light... a murky, sinister light.
Adult Coloring Book with fifty full-page patterns to color featuring all of Halloween's symbols including skeletons, candy, haunted houses, jack-o'-lanterns, and a host of creepy creatures.
Gallery 1988: Being based in Los Angeles, I’m extremely fortunate to have a lot of cool places to see stellar pop culture-themed artwork. One of my all-time favorite places to visit is Gallery 1988, as the artists they feature are generally pretty great, and I’ve been able to pick up a handful of cool pieces over the last few years.
If you’re looking for some fun gifts this holiday, check out this Gremlins-inspired Mogwai checklist artwork, this stunning Dan Mumford RoboCop print, this piece that’s a tribute to David Cronenberg’s The Fly, or you may want to take a look at this excellent Big Trouble in Little China print if you have a John Carpenter fan on your shopping list this year.
Gallery 1988 is also currently having a 30% off sale right now online (use code HOLIDAY when checking out), so there's no time like the present to grab your—eh, well, presents.
Vinyl Pick of the Day:
Back To The Future is the story of Marty McFly, a teenager out of his depth as a series of unfortunate events send him back in time to the year 1955, where he accidentally interrupts his parents from meeting, potentially preventing his own conception.
Regarded as one of the greatest Science Fiction films of all time, it also has a masterful score composed by Alan Silvestri that is triumphant, whimsical and adventurous. Never before released on Vinyl, Silvestri's score is incredibly iconic, and essential for soundtrack collectors.
Mondo web exclusive version pressed on Clear 180 Gram Vinyl with Electric Blue splatter. Also available on 180 gram Black Vinyl
Today’s apparel selections come from the twisted minds over at teeVillain. They regularly feature new products on their site, so be sure to check back there frequently for new shirts and other fun stuff. As far as current shirts go, though, I really dug the Sexual Predator and Clockwork Orange designs.
For today’s purveyors of enamel pins, we’re taking a look at several of the killer designs from Headstone City. I’m a big fan of their Elm Street sign pin and their Creepshow tribute pin, too, but it’s this STAB pin that won my horror-loving heart. Also, Back to the Future fans might want to check out this neat DeLorean pin, too.
Travel through time and space with the Doctor Who Collector's Edition of Yahtzee while playing America's all-time #1 dice game! The Tardis is ready to take you billions of years through the universe with every roll of the dice. The perfect gift for any fan or collector of the amazing British TV series.
Heads will roll! Jack Skellington's that is! play America's all-time #1 dice game with the Nightmare before Christmas twist. Ready for you to shake it up are custom dice featuring frightful movie characters including the Mayor, Oogie Boogie, Sally and the Pumpkin King himself. It's Yahtzee fun worth screaming about!
Light it up with this special 30th anniversary edition of YAHTZEE: Back to the Future Collector's Edition. This unique Yahtzee game features a light up version of the famous Flux Capacitor from the ever popular Back To The Future movie.
H.P. Lovecraft's dark mythos comes to life as you roll glow in the dark dice in America's #1 dice game, YAHTZEE! The Great Old One lives as you roll classic combinations like full house, straight or the high scoring YAHTZEE. Play now and play often. Before the Great Old One reclaims dominion over the Earth!
American #1 dice game, Yahtzee has been slimed! shake the dice in a collectible Slimer dice cup, trying to roll classic dice combinations like a full house or large straight with custom dice that feature the Ghostbusters' equipment. Roll five Proton packs for a Yahtzee with an inter-dimensional twist.
In this exciting combat game of Battleship: Star Wars edition, players take on their friends in head-to-head battles. First, players choose to play as the light side or the dark side of the Star Wars saga. Then, they search for their enemy's starships in the Star Wars universe and eliminate them one by one. Players must be on their toes and do some great strategizing, because their opponents will be trying to destroy their fleet at the same time.
This fun version of the Operation game combines classic Operation gameplay with the excitement of the Star Wars Universe. Who can get BB-8 rolling again? After being rescued on Jakku, BB-8 is on the blink and looking for a steady hand to repair him. Remove his defective droid parts and get him rolling again, but watch out for the buzzer! The game ends when all 12 defective droid parts have been removed. Collect the most droid parts without getting buzzed, to win. Star Wars products are produced by Hasbro under license from Lucasfilm Ltd. Hasbro Gaming and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
For today’s Etsy Spotlight, we’re taking a look at several horror-themed jewelry pieces that would make for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. First up is this rad Hellraiser Pinhead necklace from Alternative Jewellery that I totally dug, as well as this simple (but still cool) I Love Horror Movies bracelet from Lulu’s Stampings. Or, if you’re looking for a gift idea with more of a vintage flair, check out Indie Pendant Things’ The Stuff necklace.
In case you missed them, check out the other installments of Daily Dead's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: