[Gift Guide] This ‘Black Christmas’ Pin Doubles as a Christmas Ornament and Comes in Three Colors

Horror pins have become increasingly popular in recent years, with so many cool ones to choose from that you’d go broke if you grabbed them all. But GutterShakes has just taken the enamel pin to the next level with this Black Christmas pin, which is also an ornament!

Yes, in addition to operating as a standard enamel pin, this particular one has an ornament hook attached to the top, allowing you to hang it from your Christmas tree in December!

The die-cast soft enamel “Silent Fright” pin, measuring 2.5″ in height, is available in 3 colorways: Standard (Red), Icicle (Blue) and Evergreen (Green). They’re selling for $12 each.

Oh and it’s worth noting, all pins come with a vintage-styled color-matching holiday greeting card, complete with an ominous message from a very unexpected holiday guest!

Thanks to Broke Horror Fan for the heads up on these!

Must-own ‘Child’s Play’ Art Highlights Gallery 1988’s Annual Crazy 4 Cult 12 Exhibit

This year’s Crazy 4 Cult 12 exhibit at Los Angeles’ Gallery 1988 is jam-packed with pop culture horror icons, highlight new and old classics that range from Child’s Play all the way to What We Do in the Shadows.  Outside of the aforementioned must-own Child’s Play art that takes us to the origins of Chucky, there are also incredible pieces of work for films such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Shining, Little Shop of Horrors, Mandy, American Psycho, and more.

Steve Mardo “THE THING” Framed Print

Abigail Larson “Dead But Delicious” Framed Print

Amanda Conrad “What goes on in the shadows” Print

Blain Hefner “Look! A ghost cup!”

Brad Albright “Addams Family Pinball – 3D Poster + Glasses” Print

Catherine Moore “It’s Suppertime”

Christopher Cox – Changethethought “Lost Boys” Print

Dan Mumford “I just can’t take no pleasure in killing.” Print

Jeffrey Everett / Rockets are Red “In Time You Will Recognize Me (Variant)” Print

Jeff Victor “The Evolution of Audrey 2” Print

Kyle McCoy “HEY PAUL!”

[Watch] Whitney Moore’s Horror Headlines: ‘BrightBurn’ and “Mortal Kombat 11” Trailers, ‘Resident Evil’ Finds a Director!

It was a crazy weekend in news so let Whitney Moore recap some of the hottest horror headlines from last week, including a look at the trailer for the James Gunn-produced BrightBurn; the Resident Evil reboot has found a director in Johannes Roberts; and “Mortal Kombat 11” has an incredibly gory first trailer.

Here is “This Week In Horror”:

Movie Crypt’s “Save the Yorkies” Marathon Begins 12/14 and Includes Reading of Romero’s ‘The Mummy’ Script!

One of the most fun horror fan events of the year kicked off three years ago with The Movie Crypt‘s “Save the Yorkies” Marathon, a 48-hour live podcast marathon hosted by fan favorite filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch. They stay awake so that yorkies don’t get put to sleep, and they deliver 48-hours of wild entertainment each and every time.

This year’s 3rd annual “Save the Yorkies” 48-Hour Live Marathon kicks off on Friday, December 14th at 5pm PST and runs right up until 5pm PST on Sunday, December 16th! As always, the marathon benefits the Save A Yorkie Rescue and will take place on www.ArieScope.com.

Events include a parade of celebrity guests stopping by around the clock, live comedy, live music, live script readings, live film commentaries, live effects demonstrations, and more.

“To date the boys have raised just about $40,000.00 for Save A Yorkie Rescue, a non-profit and fully volunteer rescue organization dedicated to saving wonderful dogs just like THE MOVIE CRYPT’s own Arwen. Throughout the weekend fans can easily make donations through the provided link (www.GoFundMe.com/Arwen2018) or by bidding on amazing items that have been donated to “Arwen’s Silent Auction” by Arwen’s many celebrity friends. (The link to the auction will be posted during the marathon.) All money raised goes directly to Save A Yorkie Rescue.”

Although the full line-up for each year’s marathon is always a surprise, some of the events that you can expect during this year’s event are…

Iconic filmmaker Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING) will open this year’s marathon as the first guest! There will be a live script reading of George A. Romero’s never before seen, never produced screenplay for THE MUMMY (with revisions by fellow master of horror Mick Garris)! There will be live film commentaries with special guests for all three films in the original STAR WARS trilogy as well as a special live commentary for VICTOR CROWLEY with horror icons Kane Hodder, Felissa Rose, and Tiffany Shepis (who did not appear on the commentary included on the film’s home video release)!!

There will be appearances by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s drummer Jeremy Spencer, THE GUESS WHO’s (and former OZZY OSBOURNE / QUIET RIOT / WHITESNAKE) bassist Rudy Sarzo, and an in-studio performance from JASON CHARLES MILLER! There will be live special effects demonstrations, live tarot card readings for fans, live comedy, and (of course) loads of the candid conversations with celebrity artists that THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast is known for! In Arwen’s Silent Auction you’ll be able to bid on tons of items including: getting to name a character in the next season of ABC’s THE GOLDBERG’s, being a guest on comedian Doug Benson’s DOUG LOVES MOVIES, rare screen-used movie props and wardrobe, original artwork, and for the second year in a row you’ll also be able to win a date with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, or Arwen!

Remember, the marathon is LIVE from December 14th into December 16th!

The Original Shark Used in Universal’s ‘Jaws’ Ride Can Now Be Found in a Staten Island Restaurant

If you love Jaws (and who the hell doesn’t?!) and you ever find yourself in Staten Island, be sure to make a pit stop at the restaurant 494 Chicken, located on 3785 Victory Blvd. As reported by SiLive.com this week, 494 Chicken is the unlikely current resting place for the original shark prop that was used for Universal’s now-defunct Jaws ride back in 1990!

The 13-foot replica of the movie’s shark now hangs high above a set of tables in the restaurant, making it a desired seating location for the fans who will surely be coming through.

[Gift Guide] Mondo’s Freddy Krueger Sweater is the Only One That’s Actually 1984 Authentic

If you’re looking to pick up the ultimate Freddy Krueger sweater for yourself or a friend this holiday season (hey, it does double for a Christmas sweater!), you’ll certainly find no shortage of them out there on the internet. Many are terrible quality and hardly screen-accurate, which is probably why Mondo stepped in to finally perfect the art of the Freddy sweater.

A collaboration between Mondo and Middle of Beyond, the “Version 1” knit sweater is the absolute perfect gift for the Nightmare on Elm Street fan, as it’s an exact replica of the sweater Freddy Krueger wears in the *original* Elm Street. As hardcore fans are aware, it wasn’t actually until the sequels that green stripes were added to the sweater’s sleeves.

Of course, the fully striped sweater is the most iconic look for Freddy (that’s why most replicas are based on the sequels), but damn is it nice to see one that’s ’84 authentic.

The 100% acrylic heavy knit sweaters run from sizes XS through 3XL.

Grab one from Mondo for $49.

Fright Rags Made Retro Style Christmas Decorations for Michael Dougherty’s ‘Krampus’!

There are a handful of horror movies that make for essential watching every December, and the most recent one is Michael Dougherty’s Krampus. After he made the perfect Halloween horror film with Trick ‘r Treat, Dougherty gave the mythical Christmas demon the feature film he had long been begging for back in 2015, and it’s one of the best holiday horrors of all.

Just in time for the holidays, Fright Rags has just unleashed a set of die-cut Christmas decorations that pay tribute to Krampus, and they’re officially licensed and retro authentic!

The set includes six individual decorations (approx. 8.5″ x 10″) depicting moments and characters from the film, as well as one larger decoration (14″ x 17″) of the titular beast.

Printed on sturdy cardstock, each decoration is double-sided, and they feature pre-drilled holes for stringing up together or hanging individually. You can grab the whole set for $20!

[Gift Guide] This Epic Throw Blanket Has Retro ‘Halloween’ VHS Art Printed Onto It!

What better way to celebrate your love of VHS than by literally wrapping yourself up in it?!

“This jumbo blanket will remind you of the tape renting, soda drinking, popcorn munching days of yore,” Creepy Company perfectly describes their Halloween VHS Throw Blanket, a 60″ x 50″ blanket that’s emblazoned with the retro artwork from Media’s VHS release of Halloween!

Complete with a green “Horror” sticker and shelf wear, the artwork completely covers the entirety of the blanket, made from a “minky” finish fleece material that’s ultra soft.

You can grab one of these bad boys for yourself or a loved one for $34.99!

Christina Ricci Making Rare Horror Convention Appearance at HorrorHound Next Year

Right from the very beginning of her career as a child star, Christina Ricci forever immortalized herself as a beloved figure in the horror world thanks to her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in both 1991’s The Addams Family and 1993’s Addams Family Values, a character she made into a total icon. Ricci later built up her horror cred even further with films like Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow and most recently, “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,” wherein she played Lizzie Borden.

Point being, Christina Ricci is a perfect guest for the horror convention scene, though I can’t say I’ve ever seen her take part in one throughout the many years I’ve been attending cons and paying close attention to the scene. Which is why it’s so awesome that HorrorHound Weekend just announced that Ricci will be attending their event this coming March!

Yes, Christina Ricci will be at HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati, March 15th-17th!

Ricci will be signing autographs Saturday and Sunday only.

Orion Orchestrated an ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Flash Mob in Austin [Video]

To celebrate the critically-acclaimed Christmas zombie high-school musical Anna and the Apocalypse, the movie came to life in Austin, TX with a flash mob dance in downtown at the popular Lamar Pedestrian Bridge to get the holidays started with a bloody bang (and possibly a bite).

In anticipation of Orion Pictures’ new holiday film a group of Austinites & zombies participated in a surprise flash mob to the original song from the film, “Hollywood Ending” while runners/bikers continued their daily workouts. Fons PR produced/directed while Austinite, Melody Afkami, founder of Melody Dancefit, choreographed the dance inspired by the film and zombies from Scream Hollow came to join in on the fun too.

Anna and the Apocalypse dances onto the big screen in select markets including Austin this Friday, November 30th, with it further expanding a week later.

Trace Thurman reviewed the film for Bloody out of its World Premiere at last year’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival, writing:

Anna and the Apocalypse is a Joyous Celebration of Zombies, Musicals and Christmas!”