Hello there! If you’re looking for the newest “This Week in Horror” update, I’m sorry to say we’re going to have to skip this week. Although I did my best to research the release schedule dregs, there just aren’t any new horror films worth talking about. Whether we like it or not, though, the holiday season is officially upon us later this week. What better way to fill empty blog space than a series of Horror Holidays Gift Guides?
First up? Tree ornaments. OK, if you’re a horror fan and you like to celebrate the holidays with a Christmas tree, there are a number of easy ways to pull off creepy yet festive branches. Get a black artificial tree. Shop for your tree ornaments during Halloween. Buy some of the widely available Nightmare Before Christmas decor. Say no to rainbow-colored lights and opt for more elegant and spooky color combos like purple and orange. Or all red! These are all good options, but this is the more obvious stuff. Let’s get a little weirder.
Many of you already know this, but I am a visual artist by day and a horror geek by night. In fact, all of the contributors to Final Girl Support Group are heavily involved in the arts in one way or another. This means we care about supporting independent creators. This also means I love Etsy, an amazing place to buy and sell handmade items online. (I’d recommend creating an account to anyone) As Regretsy is delightfully fond of pointing out, Etsy is a mixed bag. I weeded through a lot of items and a fair amount of crap to get here, but please allow me to present my 6 favorite sellers of terrifying tree ornaments! Let’s begin.
Yep, that’s the face from my nightmares. Well done, CreepyDolls. Their shop is fairly self-explanatory. They currently have ornaments, many made from doll parts, ranging from $6 to $75 here.
Oh the agony of being delicious. DeviantCandy’s adorable Zombie Gingerbread Men ornaments! Only $6.50 a piece and available with bulk discounts. If the linked listing says it’s sold out, check her main shop link for the relisting.
Draig Athar’s Cthulhu Snowman ornaments. Sadly, the supply on these looks low at the moment, but I suspect more will be coming very soon. Check out the shop’s list of recently sold items to see more of these cute little guys and add this seller to your favorites for later.
Creepy and lovely fabric heart ornaments from Fashirl. A small collection of designs currently available for $12-18 per heart.
Christmas with Cthulhu ornaments by Meatspider. These are lovingly hand-sculpted and hand-painted Lovecraftian originals currently ranging from $30-50. (Other delightful weirdness in his shop is available for as low as $10) I can’t personally vouch for the other sellers on this list, but I have purchased Meatspider art in the past and it was a pleasure.
Wait. No. Clearly I was mistaken earlier. THIS is the face from my nightmares. Horrifying one of a kind art dolls by WoodedWoods. Ornaments currently available from $35 to $55.
Well, that’s all for now. I hope this was helpful for those of you considering a little horror geekery on the tree this year. I’ll be back to talk about greeting cards, gifts and wrapping later. And if you discover any festive horror goodness, please share your finds! Now, if you’ll excuse me… Crowbait and I need to make some difficult tree decisions. Real or artificial this year?