The Shining

Horror Block August 2015 unboxed


I know. I know. July was the last month. I was determined to break things off like the strong-willed woman I want to be… But I couldn’t help it (well, more like I just forgot to cancel). I got another Horror Block. Why? Because why the hell not. But I’m pretty glad that I did last another month because this box is pretty damn cool. I swore to myself this would be my very last subscription box (you know, because now that I’m a real adult I have loans to pay or other adult things to do). Call me a fair-weather fan, but this block was so good it’s difficult to let go… So I probably won’t. Especially because next month’s box is going to have a Night of the Living Dead documentary included. Sign me the hell up!


  1. Grady Twins autographed print

This is freaking cool. I’m a big fan of Kubrick’s The Shining and those freaky twins are amazing. Having an autographed print made me fangirl. But the bonus is that it comes with the certificate of authenticity, which is completely necessary when sending these sorts of items. I’m not sure how much these signatures are worth, but when I go to comic cons, most signatures (even those of people absolutely no one has heard of) are at least £15, which makes this item a good chunk of the value for this box. Sure it’s a cheesy print, but I will probably put it in a picture frame anyway.


2. Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees plush from Bleacher Creatures

As we creep into September, the Halloween excitement is already building (if I was still in Wisconsin, my best friend and I would have already been planning festivities since August 1st). Nothing makes me more excited for October than this little guy. The people over at Bleacher Creatures do all sorts of plushes from MLB to the Pope. Another good company to know about for future gifts. I’ve always liked the horror subscription boxes with handmade items. This gives me that well-thought-out vibe and I really like it.

This is an exclusive item for this month’s block.

3. Rise of the Zombies DVD and Blu-Ray

I’m not going to lie, when I saw this DVD in this month’s box, I had a bit of an eye roll. I’m sorry, I love Danny Trejo’s persona, but I usually can’t be bothered to watch his movies anymore. But after watching the trailer, I don’t actually think this movie is going to be 100% shit. Does that mean I’ll actually watch it? If the last two DVDs we got in the box are anything to go on… probably not.

“When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heroes are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.”

What I do like about the synopsis is that the movie clearly fucks up everyone’s idea of living in Alcatraz during a zombie apocalypse. I guess no one will be save on this one.

4. Rue Morgue – September 2015 issue (not pictured)



5. Necronomicon notebook

This is the freaking BEST. It’s just a tiny pad of paper, really, but it’s the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis! Or, I think it is because it certainly looks like the book from Evil Dead. Being a writer (of sorts) I go through notebooks like crazy. This little one will have to be saved for special occasions. This is something useful for lists and to-do bits. Although a majority of things in Horror Block are not officially licensed products, I do like how they’ve gone about this one. It’s gross and people on the tube will definitely give me looks (and it’s not just because of my Labyrinth tote bag either).


6. “Say My Name” Beetlejuice t-shirt from

Some times the shirts in Horror Block are pretty bad, but this one is absolutely-freaking-fantastic. The design and colours are both really good on this Beetlejuice shirt without being too garish (I guess) to be worn in public. Plus the tag line is pretty great, so just the finishing touch on a pretty great block this month.

Horror Block April 2015: Unboxed


It FINALLY arrived. Horror Block is a subscription box I have been eagerly awaiting since I placed my first order a month ago. The box made it to the UK four days ago, but due to the Bank Holiday we had on Monday I had to wait in agony for the long weekend to pass.

And today I could finally open it, and I am absolutely over the moon. After watching several unboxings on YouTube, I thought I would give this a go. Horror-themed boxes seem to be a little bit more high-quality across the board, in my opinion. Many geek boxes have throw away items, but that was definitely not the case for Horror Block’s April box.

I could continue on gushing with praise, but check out the loot below and let the items speak for themselves:

1. Exclusive Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Vinyl!

This month’s box included an exclusive Ecto-1 vinyl from Titan Merchandise. This Ghostbusters car is so freaking cool, and is a really worthy addition to the contents. This sweet little car looks almost as though it was made out of fondant. It’s soft and light and really cute.

I have to admit I was quite relieved when I saw it was a car and not one of Titan’s figures because compared to Funko’s adorable designs, I’m really not a fan. This car, though, is definitely an exception. I’m glad there has been this sort of Ghostbuster’s love-revival. More Ghostbusters stuff everywhere, please.

Also, if this looks a bit familiar for an exclusive item, I do know that the it was also included in this month’s Nerd Block as well.


2. Rue Morgue Magazine – May 2015

Before I left to go back to London, I had wanted to buy myself some magazines for the long-haul flight from the Midwest. Apparently I hadn’t bought a magazine in the States in a long while because the prices were sky-high. Rue Morgue was one of the magazines I had in hand before I had to sadly place it back on the shelf.

A believe a copy of this magazine comes in every box. This alone makes up a good chuck of the box’s value. Seeing this in the bottom of the box makes the journalist and horror fan in me very pleased indeed. This Canadian magazine always delivers on quality.

3. Evil Dead t-shirt (exclusive)

Many sub boxes love to include an exclusive t-shirt, but this is the first one I would have picked out for myself. But like the idiot I am, I ordered the wrong size. I could just kick myself because this shirt is so damn cool. I’ll be attending a con here in London later this month and this really would have been a cool shirt to wear. Unfortunately, I look like a girl drowning in a pool of black fabric. Thankfully it’s a really high-quality shirt so I can still wear it to bed or around the flat. Maybe I will give up on life and gain enough weight to finally fit.

You never know! GOALS! GOALS!

Check out the website who produced this exclusive shirt – They have a really cool business model. Each day they will have four different designs available. Don’t like any today? Just check out their new designs the next day.


4. Bloody Disgusting Bates Motel mug

This month, Horror Block teamed up with super-cool horror website Bloody Disgusting. Their partnership has brought us this Bates Motel mug. This hotel-themed mug is cool for the fans of either the movie or the show (or both). Or even the book. Not pictured: the back side of the mug has a Bloody Disgusting logo on it. Fun on all sides!



5. Heeeeere’s Coasters!

This is probably the least useful of all the items included this month. That being said, these are sill some really great coasters. The people at Horror Block printed these funky coasters. The hexagon-shaped coasters are printed with the famous  Overlook Hotel carpeting printed on.  They are printed on cardboard so they might not last very long for practical use, but they sure look great for now.

6.Killer Shots shot glasses

I’m an adult that enjoys alcohol. A lot. So if there is anything drink-related involved, I am on board. These two shot glasses have little ghoulies printed on them. They’re really cute. Kind of like carrying around your own drinking buddies.

Paladone do lots of really cool geek-related knick-knacks. Their website is mega and worth checking out.


While I really loved the service I received this month, I don’t think I can afford to get in every month since the box is coming from Canada. The box is actually really affordable at $19.99, but the international shipping is kind of the worst. If you’re into horror in a big way, try this service. Many of the other horror subscription boxes haven’t made the international leap yet. If you are in the States or Canada, I’d still recommend this over some of the other options you can take. Many sub boxes for horror really, really focus on the Walking Dead.

So indulge the horror freak inside you and subscribe to Horror Block here.