Best horror gifts

As a horror writer and an actor in horror movies, I’ve developed a deep love for all things horror. It’s always a rush to be on a scary movie set, and equally thrilling to get lost in a horror film or book. That’s why I’ve created this list of the best horror gifts out there. I’ve handpicked more than 40 items that any horror enthusiast would adore.

This list includes everything from gripping horror movies and books to unique items like themed t-shirts, mugs, and socks. So, whether you’re searching for the perfect present for a fellow horror fan or you want to treat yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

Dive into this list and discover the ideal horror gift that’s sure to excite and scare in the best way!

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What Are The Best Horror Gifts?

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the horror movie lover in your life, look no further than these horrific finds!

For the classics lover, why not pick up a copy of “Dracula” or “Frankenstein”? For the more modern fan, try “The Exorcist” or “The Conjuring.” And for those who prefer their scares on the small screen, plenty of terrifying TV shows are available on DVD or Blu-ray, including “American Horror Story” and “The Walking Dead.”

Whatever your budget, there’s sure to be a horror gift out there that will send chills down your spine!

Don’t Get Stabbed! Party Game

Looking for the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life? Then look no further than the Don’t Get Stabbed Party Game! Inspired by classic horror movies, this game is perfect for a night of spooky fun.

Up to five players can join in on the fun, with one player taking on the role of the killer and the others playing as victims. The killer wins by, well, killing all the victims, while the victims can win by escaping. The game includes 64 Main Deck Cards and 13 Car Deck Cards, plus an instruction book. So gather your friends and see who will survive a night of terror!

Horror Movie Scratch-Off Poster

Just in time for Halloween, this spooky stocking stuffer will surely be a hit with fans of horror films. The Original 100 Horror Movies Scratch Off Poster lets them scratch off each movie as they watch it, with classics like Psycho and The Shining included.

The poster comes in a ready-to-display tube for an extra touch of horror, perfect for adding to their Halloween décor.

Personalized Photo from The Shining Movie

If you know a horror movie fan, consider getting them a personalized photo from one of the most iconic scenes of all time. The Shining’s final shot features Jack in the crowd of guests at the Overlook Hotel, but you can make this photo special to your loved one by providing a picture for the artist to use in their work. You or your horror fan will be able to look like they just partied with Jack.

This unique gift is sure to earn you points with your horror aficionado and make an impressive conversation starter when displayed on their wall!

Gothic Skull Lamp

This lamp is the perfect gift for horror movie fans who love to add gothic flair to their décor. The black resin is cast in an intricate design, and the silvery metallic finish adds a hint of sophistication.

The lamp is 18.75 inches high, 6 inches long, and 5.5 inches wide, making it the perfect size for any room. Whether they enjoy watching scary movies or love the gothic aesthetic, this skull lamp is sure to please.

Death by Trivia Game

Looking for the perfect gift for the classic horror film lover in your life? Check out Death by Trivia – A Party Game with A Killer Twist. This creepy trivia game is sure to be a hit at any (adult) game night, with its combination of humor and dark, disturbing topics.

Players compete to be the last person left alive, and correct answers can keep you alive while wrong answers can get you killed. With over 2,500 questions about the most morbid, gruesome, and disturbing topics, this game is sure to please even the most diehard horror fan.

Zombie Blanket

This soft flannel fleece throw blanket is perfect for snuggling up on the couch to watch a scary movie or for keeping warm on a chilly night. The orange and black colors are perfect for Halloween, and the zombie print is sure to please any horror fan.

Embrace the spooky season with this cozy flannel fleece throw blanket, an ideal companion for those nights spent watching horror movies on the couch or for adding extra warmth during chilly evenings. Its vibrant orange and black hues perfectly capture the Halloween spirit, while the zombie print will undoubtedly appeal to any horror aficionado. This blanket isn’t just about comfort; it’s a fun, thematic addition to any horror fan’s collection

Color Changing Mug

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the horror flicks fan in your life, look no further than a horror mug! Your horror-loving friend will love this heat-sensitive color-changing zombie horror mug.

Iron Dogs Book

For the fan of mash-up horror fiction, try gifting my award-winning horror-western novel, Iron Dogs (available from Amazon)!

Six outlaws, barely a day ahead of their pursuers, find shelter in a freshly deserted New Mexico town. With no water, and one of them gravely wounded, they realize too late they’re trapped inside the lifeless town. 

As they soon discover the grisly truth behind the disappearance of the townsfolk, the outlaws find themselves hunted by something far worse than anything they’ve faced yet – an unspeakable evil that seemingly cannot be killed. When the malevolent creature targets them in turn, the previously tight-knit group begin unraveling past the breaking point. Thinking it to be a Strigoi Morti, a monstrosity that can only be harmed while feeding on the living, the surviving few are faced with an agonizing choice. Who will they sacrifice so the others may live? 

Spine-chilling, poignant, and action-packed, Iron Dogs is an instant classic for horror, thriller, and western fans everywhere.

Horror Trivial Pursuit Game

The Trivial Pursuit Horror Movie Edition is a fantastic gift for fans of horror films. This collectible trivia board game features an ultimate collection of 1800 questions from classic horror and horror-thriller films and books, making it a true test of knowledge for even the most diehard fans.

With categories like “Slasher Films” and “Zombie Movies,” there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And with beautiful artwork inspired by some of the most iconic horror movies of all time, this game is sure to please even the most discerning collector.

Personalized Horror Movie Character Name Art

For the horror flicks fan in your life, a personalized name sign featuring characters from their favorite films makes a unique and thoughtful gift.

This horror-themed custom name canvas is a high-quality piece of art, crafted to ensure it will be cherished for years. Each canvas print is made using premium poly-cotton canvases with HP latex inks that remain odorless, water-resistant, solvent-free, and hypoallergenic.

The prints also come stretched on real pine wood frames with tight folded and stretched corners by hand. So give the special horror movie lover in your life the gift of art to commemorate their passion for the genre.

Ravens on Skulls Bookends

For the horror fanatic who loves to keep their books in tip-top shape, these clever Ravens on Skulls Bookends are perfect! Made from high-quality, cold-cast polyresin, they’re built to last and look great on any shelf. Each bookend measures approximately 7″ H x 4.25″ W x 4″ D and comes with an official DWK tag.

They’re carefully packaged in a decorative gift box, making them an excellent present for that special bookworm, Poe enthusiast, goth, or librarian in your life!

Black Skull Bottle Stopper

If you know a horror movie fan who also enjoys a good glass of wine, then the Black Skull Bottle Stopper is a great gift for them. This bottle stopper is shaped like a black skull with a flat bottom that stands easily on the countertop or cabinet.

The sharp bottom helps to seal a wine bottle tightly, keeping the contents fresh for longer. Plus, the black skull design will add a bit of flair to any home bar! It’s also a great budget-friendly gift.

Preserved Black Roses in a Glass Case

For the lover of all things horror who prefers roses, nothing is more perfect than a black rose. These beautiful flowers are handcrafted with real roses that have been preserved to last for years.

The unique production process used to preserve the roses ensures that they will retain their natural beauty for years to come. And because they are made with real roses, each one is entirely unique!

Stephen King Funko Pop

A fantastic gift for the horror movie lover who likes Stephen King is this Funko Pop Icons figure of the legendary author with an axe and book in hand. Standing just under four inches tall, this funko pop figure is highly detailed and captures King’s iconic look.

Zombie Magnetic Poetry Kit

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a horror lover, consider the Magnetic Poetry Zombie Kit. This fun kit comes with over 150 Zombie-themed words and phrases, perfect for writing poems and letters on the fridge.

With this kit, your loved one can create their own chilling tales of the undead or have fun coming up with funny phrases. Either way, the Magnetic Poetry Zombie Kit will surely be a hit with any horror fan.

Creature Cups Skull Mug

The Creature Cups Skull Ceramic Cup is the perfect gift for the goth who loves to drink their morning cup of coffee or tea with a little bit of suspense. These cups have a creepy skull at the bottom of the mug that is slowly revealed as you drink. With a capacity of 11 fluid ounces, these high-fire ceramic mugs are microwave and dishwasher-safe.

Horror Movie Character Spoons

For the horror movie lover who enjoys starting their day with a jolt of caffeine, these espresso spoons are the perfect gift. These spoons are both unique and stylish and feature classic characters from some of the most iconic horror films. The laser-engraved designs are intricate and detailed, making them a true collector’s item. And because they’re made of stainless steel, they’re built to last.

A Classic Horror Book

For horror book fans, there is nothing quite like getting lost in a classic horror novel. And what could be more classic than Dracula or Frankenstein?

Both of these novels have had a significant impact on the horror genre, and they continue to be hugely popular today. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a horror fan, either book would be an excellent choice.

Vintage Horror Movie Posters

Delight the horror movie enthusiast in your life with these Studio Vintage Movie Posters Decals, an ideal gift for those who love to indulge in classic scary films. Each decal captures a memorable scene from a renowned horror movie, rendered in a charming vintage style. They’re designed for effortless application – simply peel and stick to transform any space with instant retro cinema charm.

Perfect for sprucing up a bedroom, personalizing a den, or adding character to a home theater, these decals are sure to be a hit with any movie buff. What’s more, they’re incredibly user-friendly, allowing for easy application and removal. This means you can switch up your movie-themed decor whenever inspiration strikes!

Horror Mad Libs

Horror fanatics will love this gift of Night of the Living Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word Game. Filled with spine-tingling fun, this mad libs book features 21 hysterical stories inspired by the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead. With plenty of zombies, grave-robbing, and brain-eating, horror lovers will be entertained for hours.

Horror Necklace

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life, look no further than this Freddy Krueger necklace. The pendant is made of metal and is a great gift for men or women who appreciate quality cosplay fun.

Horror Subscription Box

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life, look no further than The Horror Club. Their monthly subscription box includes a new hardcover horror book, hand-picked by their experts, so you can be sure they’re getting the best of the best. Plus, with free US shipping on all orders, it’s easy and affordable to give the gift of terror this holiday season.

Horror TV Series on DVD – American Horror Story

For the scary movie fan who just can’t get enough, the American Horror Story Complete Seasons 1-8 DVDs make the perfect gift. This set includes all eight seasons of the critically acclaimed show, plus bonus features like behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews. With a runtime of over 60 hours, this is the ultimate marathon viewing experience for any fan of the genre!

Gothic Candles

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life, look no further than black gothic candles. These candles are sure to add an air of mystery and suspense to any room, and their unique scent is sure to please even the most discerning nose.

Horror T-Shirt

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the scary movie fan in your life, check out this Tales from the Crypt Grim Reaper T-Shirt. This black tee is made of 100% cotton and features a graphic of the Grim Reaper on the front. The shirt is sure to please any horror fan and makes a great addition to any wardrobe.

Witch Cauldron Coffee Mug

This Witch Cauldron Coffee Mug is the perfect gift for coffee-loving fans of the spooky season! The mug is shaped like a cauldron, and the black and white design is perfect for adding a touch of gothic style to any kitchen. The 14 oz capacity means that there’s plenty of room for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Skull Drink Coasters

For those who love to entertain, these gothic drink coasters are the perfect way to add a touch of creepiness to any gathering. Each coaster’s stunning gothic artwork depicts an ancient skull flanked by two flying ravens, the harbingers of death. The coasters are made of durable resin, and the set includes four coasters and a skeleton hand holder.

The holder keeps the coasters neatly stacked when not in use, and it also makes a great conversation piece. Whether you’re serving up blood-red wine or black coffee, these gothic skull coasters will add a touch of macabre sophistication to your next gathering.

Overlook Hotel Blanket from Etsy

For the scary movie fan seeking something a bit different, the cozy blanket with the pattern from the rug in the movie The Shining is an excellent choice.

This one-sided throw blanket is inspired by the infamous carpets from the Overlook hotel corridor featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic “The Shining.” Made of 100% Polyester and boasting a plush backside, this blanket is as comfortable as it is stylish.

Better yet, it’s printed and shipped here in the US, making it an excellent choice for American consumers. Give your favorite lover of scary stories their own little piece of horror-movie history they can keep close while they watch their favorite movies!

Personalized Tim Burton Style Custom Portrait

If you are searching for the perfect gift for your horror-movie-fan loved one, look no further than a personalized Tim Burton Style custom portrait from Etsy. Created by an experienced digital artist based in Italy and boasting intricate details, this unique artwork is the perfect one-of-a-kind present for any horror movie aficionado.

Buyers can provide their own image to be customized into a custom portrait and choose their favorite background. The digital artist will then create the Tim Burton-style art and send it as a digital download.

Horror Stickers

These terrifying small Horror Stickers are the perfect gift for horror fanatics! The stickers are made of waterproof PVC material, so they are perfect for car windows, laptops, notebooks, or even Hydro Flasks!

The designs are super realistic and look amazing on any horror fan’s collection! Plus, the stickers are 100% waterproof and can withstand any weather!

Horror Wall Art

A horror movie oil painting on canvas makes a perfect gift for the scary movie fan in your life. This wall art is truly a work of art, and it’s sure to send a chill down the spine of anyone who sees it.

Horror Keychains

Looking for the perfect gift for the Friday the 13th fan in your life? Check out the Funko POP Keychain: Jason Voorhees Toy Figure.

This little keychain replicates everyone’s favorite masked killer and will please any fan of the Friday the 13th franchise. The keychain is durable vinyl and features Jason in his signature hockey mask.

Horror Charm Bracelet

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a horror movie fan, what about a horror charm bracelet?

These bracelets are perfect for any size wrist, as they are created with a lobster clasp to accommodate the smallest to the largest wrist. The bracelets are also hypoallergenic and nickel free so that they will last a long time without tarnishing or any need for polishing.

Horror Tumbler

If you’re looking for a great gift for the horror movie fan in your life, look no further than horror drink tumblers! These tumblers are double-walled to keep contents hot or cold and are made from high-quality materials that are built to last. They’re also dishwasher safe, although we recommend hand washing to extend the life of the insulation. Whether your loved one is enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning or a cold drink on a hot day, they’re sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness of this gift.

The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book

For the horror history buff who loves nothing more than a good scare, this Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book is the perfect gift. Featuring obscure serial killer trivia you’ll struggle to find anywhere else, it’s loaded with up-to-date information on active serial killers and ongoing murder cases. With 11 distinct categories, from The Psychopathic Mind to Serial Killing Cannibals to Killers Inspired By Media, there’s something for everyone. And for those who can stomach it, there are even eerily fascinating trivia pieces regarding famous serial killers and obscure murderers you’ve never heard of.

Horror Adult Coloring Book

Alan Robert’s “The Beauty of Horror 1: A GOREgeous Coloring Book” is a meaningful gift for fans of the spooky season. With intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color, and embellish, readers will meet an onslaught of severed heads, monsters, deadly weapons, and skeletal remains. This coloring book for adults is sure to provide hours of fun and relaxation for horror fanatics of all ages.

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Book

The Zombie Survival Guide is a must-have for anyone who wants to be prepared for a zombie apocalypse. It’s packed with useful information on understanding and defending against the undead, including tips on weaponry and fortifying your home. It’s also an excellent resource for fans of The Walking Dead, as it includes a section on surviving in any terrain.

Horror Movie Socks

For horror movie fans who love nothing more than a good scare, the Friday the 13th movie Men’s Crew Socks 2 Pair Pack is the perfect gift. These socks feature two different designs with a graphic of Jason Voorhees, the iconic killer from the films. They’re made from a soft, comfortable cotton blend and fit men’s shoe sizes 6-12.

Freddy Krueger Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the classic horror film fan in your life, look no further than the Freddy Krueger Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup! Measuring nearly six feet tall, this impressive cutout is made of high-quality cardboard and comes with an easel for easy display. Whether your gift recipient plans to use it as decoration for their next Halloween party or simply as a conversation starter, the Freddy Krueger Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup is sure to be a hit.

Raven & Skull Salt and Pepper Shaker

What could be a more perfect gift for the scary stories fan in your life than this bone-chilling raven on human skull salt and pepper shaker set? Not only is it a great conversation starter, but it’s also sure to add an amusing bit of fright to your dinner table.

The black raven perched atop the human skull gives this set a truly gruesome appearance, and the fact that it doubles as a salt and pepper shaker only makes it that much more fun. The included display stand ensures that this set will always be front and center, adding a touch of gothic elegance to any home.

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Common Questions About Horror Gifts

What to get someone who loves horror?

For the horror fan, consider gifting a collector’s edition of a classic horror novel or a box set of iconic horror films. Unique horror-themed merchandise, like posters, apparel, or board games, can also be a hit. Don’t forget experiences, such as tickets to a haunted house tour or a horror film festival.

Who is the best horror doll?

The title of “best horror doll” is subjective, but Chucky from the “Child’s Play” series is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and recognized horror dolls worldwide. Annabelle, inspired by real-life events and featured in “The Conjuring” universe, is a close second choice.

What Are Horror Gifts?

If you know someone who loves horror movies, horror gifts are the perfect way to show your appreciation for their dark sense of humor.

Horror gifts can range from cute and quirky to downright creepy, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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Neil Chase as “Johnny” in the short film, Boneyard Racers

For the horror fan who loves to be scared, consider a horror subscription box that contains a new horror book each month. For the fan who loves to laugh at old-school scares, try a classic horror t-shirt or coffee mug.

Whether you’re looking for a small token of appreciation or a big splurge, horror gifts are sure to please.

Best Horror Gifts


If you’re looking for the best horror merch for horror movie fans, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top 40+ items to please any horror genre fan.

We’ve got you covered whether you want something to wear, watch, or read. Happy shopping!

If you love horror so much that you are inspired to create your own horror story, check out my list of fantastic scary story prompts to get started!

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