There are two types of people in this world: people who enjoy Christmas music in November, and people I might not want to murder. Halloween is over, and that means it’s time for clearance candy, spiced coffee, and the same twelve songs for two months. If the grey skies and bitter cold didn’t already make you want to off yourself, then Mariah Carey sure as hell will. At Box of Dread, we aren’t so ready to start ringing out slay bells just yet. No, we’re fighting back the only way we know how—cool shit delivered to your door.
Christmas Gizmo/Bandit Gremlin ReAction Figure ($10):
When a normal person thinks of Christmas, they picture pine trees, ugly sweaters, presents, and dancing sugar-plums. Lame. When I hear “Ho-Ho-Ho,” I think “now I have a machine gun.” Screw It’s a Wonderful Life, my Christmas movies have killer Santas and vengeful demons. Even as a kid, when the whole family sat together in the living room to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, my vote was always Gremlins. To honor the classic responsible for turning a generation of youngsters into monster lovers, we’ve got one of two ReAction figurines for you. For the nice guys and girls out there, we’ve got Christmas Gizmo, the adorable Mogwai who stole our hearts and pooped out a batch of mischievous little critters. If you were naughty, we have a much more fitting Bandit Gremlin figurine. How do we know if you were naughty or nice? Trust me, I know a guy.
Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Dracula Comic w/ Exclusive BoD Cover ($4):
Ash is back this month to kick the ass of the bloodsucking villainous manipulative castle-dwelling ancient evil: Dracula. Presented by Space Goat Comics, this issue comes with an exclusive Box of Dread variant cover. Groovy.
The Book of Eibon #2 Preview Magazine by Eibon Press and Dead Central ($8):
When we sent out The Book of Eibon #1 back in August, it quickly became one of our favorite items. A collaboration between our friends at Eibon Press and Dread Central, this preview mag is full of cool concept art, sneak peeks, and interviews for upcoming Eibon Press and Fulci Comics publications. If you haven’t checked out Eibon Press yet, you should head over to their site at eibonpress.com and check it out. This is a new take on extreme horror comics, with top of the line art, stock, and presentation. So if it’s too cold to go outside, curl up by the fire with a hot cup of coco and The Book of Eibon #2, and see what’s in store for 2017.
Werewolves on Wheels Poster by Sinful Celluloid and Daniella Batsheva ($4):
You know, with all this joy and merriment in the air, even I get a little bit nostalgic. There’s something magical about the smell of fresh snow and the smiles on everyone’s faces that makes me think back. Back to a simpler time, a more innocent time. A time where if you wanted to make a movie about a biker gang turning into werewolves after messing with some satanists, you just did it. It’s one of those movies that you wouldn’t venture to call a “classic” without a heavy dose of irony and several shots of spiked eggnog. It’s rough, amateur, and full of that “fuck it, let’s just make a movie” amateur spirit. The people over at Sinful Celluloid know these feels well, and are showing their love with this unique poster print.
Kyra Schon Signature Exclusive Enamel BoD Pin ($15):
Every horror fan knows that what really makes a great film are the iconic moments. What would A Nightmare on Elm Street be without “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…” Or without Johnny Depp turning into a blood fountain. Or without Freddy’s hat and pedo-sweater. Or without Robert Englund!?! I mean, what if Freddy were portrayed by someone who took it super seriously, like Jackie Earle Haley. That would be a disaster!
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one such classic. Who could forget the first zombie shambling through the graveyard and “they’re coming to get you, Barbara.” The film that defined what we consider to be the modern “zombie,” Night of the Living Dead is full of memorable ghouls. Of all of the shambling reanimated, one of the most popular is Karen Cooper (Kyra Schon), whose haunting gaze has landed her on many a poster and fanart albeit for the most part totally unauthorized. Diehard fans will ofcourse know that the photo in question was a personal family photo taken in between scenes and has been used with out permission thousands apon thousands of times. Since we here at BoD know how important it is to rep your fandom, we got together with Kyra to create these exclusive enamel pins. New art work based on the original design by artist Chas Balun and featuring Kyra’s signature and unforgettable look, these are collectors items worth of a fan’s love.