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The unmistakable chill in the air means Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re a true-blooded spooky enthusiast, now is the perfect time to level up your game. Whether you’re looking for horror movie memorabilia or just some creepy figures to adorn your shelves, there’s plenty out there to send a chill down the spine of you and your fellow horror lovers. Here are 12 of our favorite must-haves for horror fans.
1. Mini Projector
For the horror aficionado, there’s nothing better than a scary movie night. Putting on your favorite film is unbeatable at home or on a trip. You can bring your love for horror flicks anywhere with a high-quality mini portable projector.
The Nebula Mars II Pro topped CNET’s best portable projectors list in 2023 for good reasons. This device is compact yet boasts high image and sound quality. It has a built-in 12,500-mAh battery, giving you three and a half hours of watch time. The best part is it’s more affordable than other projectors of the same quality.
2. Movie Scratch Poster
Have you got a long to-see list but never watch anything? Get inspired to put on some of the most beloved scary films with a scratch-off horror movie poster. You can track how many films you’ve seen of 100 classic titles. Plus, you’ll know exactly what movies to check out whenever you have free time.
3. Zombie Headphone Stand
Nothing screams classic horror like the image of a hand bursting out of the graveyard soil. Now, you can have that image on your desk with a decorative yet functional headphone stand. With this unique item, you can keep your headphones secure right where you need them. The zombie hand design is highly detailed down to the missing fingertip, giving your desk the perfect scary feel.
4. Pennywise Balloon Lamp
This balloon lamp looks quirky and fun, but once you’ve seen “It,” a different feeling creeps in. You can’t help but think Pennywise is just around the corner, waiting to strike. This unique lamp is an excellent collectible for those who love all things horror. It’s also a great way to add lighting to any space in your home.
5. Overlook Hotel Pattern Blanket
What’s better than snuggling under a blanket while watching a scary film? Snuggling under a “The Shining”-themed blanket, of course. Get warm under this blanket featuring the iconic carpet pattern of the Overlook Hotel. It’s a great conversation starter when you have guests over, too. It’s instantly recognizable to the avid horror fan.
6. Shudder Subscription
Shudder is the best streaming service for those who love scary movies. AMC Networks owns this American streaming platform that carries horror, thriller and supernatural titles. You can watch movies, TV shows, documentaries and original content for $5.99 a month. If you love the adrenaline rush of horror movies, this is the best online streaming service for you.
7. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection
If you’re into classics, this film collection will be right up your alley. It features some of the most recognizable creatures in cinematic history, including Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. The horror collectible also includes behind-the-scenes documentaries, production photos and archival footage. It’s an essential part of every horror buff’s selection.
8. Working Lament Configuration Le Marchand’s Box Replica
Admit it — you’ve always wanted one, all horror lovers secretly do. The Le Marchand’s Box from the Hellraiser series is an iconic horror item. With this spring-loaded replica, you can transport yourself to realms unknown. Hopefully, you won’t see Pinhead once you solve the puzzle.
9. Creature Mug
Get a terrifying surprise after you down your morning cup of joe with this creature mug. A large spider awaits you at the bottom, ready to give your morning a spooky spin. You can also give it to unsuspecting guests — no guarantees they won’t throw the cup back at you, though.
10. Skull Whisky Decanter and Glass Set
Experts recommend you decant wines and whiskeys to allow them to breathe. If you keep drinks in your home, a good decanter is a must-have. A themed decanter is a perfect way for horror fans to show their interest in all things haunted.
This detailed skull decanter and glass set is equal parts cool and spooky. Use it as a conversation starter when guests are over. You can also whip it out on Halloween and serve up some devilish drinks.
11. Blood Bath Mat
Give your baths a macabre touch with this color-changing bath mat. It appears white while dry, but when water touches it, the marks appear vibrant blood red. It’s a spine-chilling sight. If you think that’s fun, wait until you have a guest over and they see their “bloody” footprint.
12. Bates Motel Key Ring
Carry your love for horror anywhere you go with this “Psycho”-themed keychain. It has an understated retro design that harkens back to the aesthetics of the 1960s — perfect for those horror lovers who can’t get enough of the classics.
Gear Up for the Spooky Season, Horror Lovers
Halloween is the time of the year when horror fans thrive the most. However, horror is a year-round way of life for the true lover of all things haunted. Get these fun and innovative items to add a creepy touch to your daily life.
Jack Shaw is a senior writer at Modded. Jack is an avid enthusiast for keeping up with personal health and enjoying nature. He has over five years of experience writing in the men's lifestyle niche, and has written extensively on topics of fitness, exploring the outdoors and men's interests. His writings have been featured in SportsEd TV, Love Inc., and Offroad Xtreme among many more publications.