If you’re like me, you may have a… bit of a problem… with online shopping. It’s just satisfying. You don’t have to worry about schlepping through a mall to find what you want, and there’s something magical about getting a package in the mail. It’s like a present to yourself! Subscription boxes are perfect for giving you that waiting-by-the-mailbox excitement, but there’s an added bonus. Each box is a complete surprise!
These boxes are lovingly built by a like-minded horror fan, so even though you don’t know what’s coming, you’re rarely disappointed. If you’re curious about the world of subscription boxes but don’t know where to start, have no fear. I have used my online shopping prowess to find some of the coolest horror-themed subscription boxes the internet has to offer.
HorrorPack is like your best friend who constantly shows up at your door with new movies to absorb. They deliver a selection of 4 horror DVDs or Blu-Rays once a month. The DVD plans start at $19.99 with the Blu-Ray version starting at $24.99. Of course, they offer lower price points for longer subscriptions. Their Instagram page is full of hints for the next month’s pack, so you can try and fit the puzzle pieces together to know what you’re in for.
The Glamour Ghoul box is what you would get if Morticia Addams and Vampira teamed up to personally curate a subscription box. It’s stocked with cruelty free indie makeup and handmade products from Etsy sellers, so you can feel guilt-free in knowing that your money is going to independently owned companies. The boxes contain the aforementioned makeup along with “bath goods, nail polish, horror/gothic home goods, candles, jewelry, and other miscellaneous goodies“. A subscription costs $30 (plus shipping), but they also offer a $20 “random grab box” for those who aren’t quite ready to commit.
Horror Block is what you get when you want to obtain all the goods from a horror convention, but without the travel time. They deliver a horror t-shirt, horror toys, collectibles and apparel, and a copy of Rue Morgue magazine. It’s part of the Nerd Block family and, in my personal experience, it’s worth the price tag. Subscriptions start at $19.99 per month (which, again, decreases by the contract length).
Like Horror Block, the Box of Dread is a home-delivered collection of collectibles and goodies. The one month plan starts at $20. Each box includes “Handpicked, awesome horror-related collectibles as well as promotional products from horror movies, TV shows and games. Items to be included in various boxes range from shirts to stickers to action figures and movie memorabilia.”
Each box may include “a combination of toys, shirts, plushies, movies, games, dolls, candy, figures, books, comics, and more”. Boxes are $25/month, which buys you a single box or you can sign up for a monthly subscription.
The Hunt a Killer box is really freaking cool and totally different from every other subscription box you’ve seen. If you fancy yourself a true crime buff and you think you’d be a top-notch detective, here’s your chance to test your skills.
“Hunt A Killer is a monthly membership that spins dark tales for you to untangle. You will enter the mind of a serial killer complete with clues, codes, and ciphers. Each month you will receive items to aid your investigation: correspondence to interpret, objects to explore, and messages to analyze. Nothing is as it seems. Like a detective, you must look closely at all the evidence and think outside the box. We dare you to develop an intimate relationship with our Killer. He might send you a captivating article, a meaningful photograph, or a trinket of curiosity. It’s your job to make sense of it all.”
See any that you want to try out? Know of any that we’re missing? Let us know in the comments!
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