Hello, dear readers! I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical lately while I work through a pretty big book project. That being said, one of my very favorite things to create every year is Daily Dead’s Holiday Gift Guide, so I decided to try and do my best to deliver up another great series featuring all kinds of genre-related goodies that would make for perfect gifts to giveaway this Christmas season (or maybe you’re just looking to treat yourself—which is cool too, of course).
For this first installment, we’re going to take a look at all the Black Friday deals happening over the next few days so that you can save a few bucks while getting all your holiday shopping done. Also, because some of our favorite online retailers haven’t unveiled their Black Friday plans yet, expect to see this updated on Friday with even more sales information. Then, next week we’ll be back with five more days of gifting ideas and recommendations that will be perfect for your ho-ho-horrordays!
Vinegar Syndrome: For many fans, the Vinegar Syndrome Black Friday sale is an annual tradition, and once again, there will be a lot of great selections that genre lovers are going to want to pick up during their Black Friday celebration. The Vinegar Syndrome sale begins at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, November 25th, and runs until Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm EST. During the sale, hundreds of titles will be discounted and VS will also be unveiling tons of new releases and merchandise, too. When the sale hits, be sure to head over to Vinegar Syndrome’s main site at: www.VinegarSyndrome.com.
Severin Films: Severin Films is another distributor that regularly pulls out all the stops when it comes to giving horror fans killer movies to enjoy at home. They recently announced some great new titles that will be part of their Black Friday sale (including Four Flies on Grey Velvet—GASP!). Genre fans will definitely want to head over to their site (https://severinfilms.com/) at midnight EST on Friday, November 25th to grab some great deals.
Fright-Rags: If you thought you had to wait until Friday to save money at Fright-Rags, think again! There is already a huge sale underway on the FR site, where shoppers can enjoy discounts on a ton of different merchandise, including socks, shirts, hoodies, cups and more. Head on over to Fright-Rags now to start your holiday shopping: https://www.fright-rags.com/.
Middle of Beyond: MoB is another site that I frequently shop every holiday season and for good reason – their stuff rules (their ornaments are aces too, by the way). They currently are offering 30 percent off of everything on their site when you use the code MOB30 when you check out. Head on over to their site now to see all their great merch: https://middleofbeyond.com/.
Final Girl Designs: Jennifer McCarthy of Final Girl Designs creates amazing horror-themed jewelry and accessories that would make for a great gift to put under the tree or stuff someone’s stocking with this year. FGD is currently offering 25 percent off all orders if you use the code BLACK when you check out. To see more of her jewelry selections, visit FGD at: https://www.finalgirldesigns.com/.
Mixtape Massacre: The fiends over at Mixtape Massacre have already unleashed their Black Friday sale that’s offering deep discounts on a ton of games, game bundles, booster packs, and more. For more information on their sale, be sure head on over to https://mixtapemassacre.com/store/ to get the lowdown on everything there. Also, the Mixtape Massacre folks are unleashing Float: The Game on Friday, November 25th too, so be sure to check out https://floatthegame.com/ after Turkey Day to find out how to snag this new game for yourself.
Pixel Elixir: I’ve been a fan of Pixel Elixir’s offerings for years now and if you’re looking for some fun horror-themed goodies to stuff your stockings with this year, you’ll definitely want to check out their Black Friday sale, as well as their Seconds Sale which launches at midnight on Friday, November 25th (it features a bunch of sold-out enamel pins). To keep an eye on when their sale goes live, be sure to check out https://www.pixelelixir.com/ for more information.
Creepy Co.: Creepy Co.’s annual Black Friday sale is currently underway, where they’ve marked down everything throughout their site already. Each day they offer up additional savings on special offerings too, so you’re going to want to check in with them each day to see what new discounts they are offering. For the lowdown on Creepy Co.’s Black Friday sale, please check out their site at:https://www.creepycompany.com/collections/2022-best-sellers.
Cavitycolors: Cavitycolors’ Black Friday sale is one that I never miss due to all the great discounts that they offer, plus they always have fun debuts each year as well (they have a few Silent Night, Deadly Night tees that horror fans will definitely want to grab this year). Cavitycolors’ Black Friday sale has already started and will run through Monday, November 28th at 11:59 PM EST, so definitely start your shopping now. For more info, check out CC’s site at: https://cavitycolors.com/
Ghost Girl Greetings: I absolutely adore everything that the ghoulfriends over at Ghost Girl Greetings create and have been buying from them for years. If you’re looking for some fun horror-themed cards, wrapping paper, cards, or even lip balms, GGG has got you covered. Also, throughout the holiday weekend, they are hosting a buy one, get one free sale on all of their cards this Saturday, November 26th. For more info, visit the GGG site here: https://ghostgirlgreetings.com/.
Gutter Garbs: Gutter Garbs is a brand that I only discovered for myself last year, and I’ve been a regular customer ever since because I adore their shirt designs. GG’s Black Friday sale is currently underway and they have a bunch of their merchandise marked down, but they’re also doing Doorbuster Deals too where customers can save money on their newly released designs when they are unveiled. To find out more about all of Gutter Garbs’ Black Friday offerings, check out their site at: https://guttergarbs.com/collections/black-friday-sale.
Hot Topic: Hot Topic may be geared towards younger fans, but they usually have a really awesome selection of horror apparel, accessories and other fun stuff, so I generally do a little shopping with them every holiday season because there’s always some unexpected treats waiting there on their site. Right now, they’ve got everything marked down by 30-to-50 percent off and they’re also offering other discounts on hoodies, jackets and other apparel, too (plus free shipping for orders over $60). So if you’re looking for some horror gift ideas, head on over to https://www.hottopic.com/.
Poltergeists and Paramours: Ama Lea’s Poltergeists and Paramours has quickly become one of my favorite apparel brands over the last few years but one of the cool things that Ama is doing this holiday season is launching her own makeup collection (which is limited to 50 items so you definitely don’t want to miss out). Beyond that, P&P is also hosting a Black Friday Sale that features a sitewide 40 percent discount on everything, beginning this Friday, November 25th as well. For more details, check out the P&P site at: https://poltergeistsandparamours.com/.
Vixen by Micheline Pitt: I absolutely adore Micheline Pitt’s Vixen line of clothing and accessories and during Vixen’s Black Friday sale, you can save 35 percent off your order when you use the code BACKTO BLACK when you check out. To see all of Vixen’s killer offerings, head on over to: https://www.michelinepitt.com/.
Messed Up Puzzles: As they do every year, Messed Up Puzzles is hosting their annual “69 sale” where customers save 31 percent off their orders when the use the code MUP69 at checkout. There are also several puzzles that will be retired soon from MUP that are heavily discounted too, so you’ll definitely want to stock up on those. No doubt, Messed Up Puzzles is a great place to find gifts for all kinds of horror fans, so be sure to check out their entire collection of pop culture-themed puzzles at: https://www.messeduppuzzles.com/.
Super Yaki: Super Yaki is an online retailer that specializes in creating tons of merchandise perfect for the nerdiest of movie nerds. Right now, Super Yaki is hosting a Black Friday sale that features tons of ways to save, including 35 percent off of everything, free shipping in the U.S. for all orders $50 or over, and for clearance items, those are currently buy one, get one 50 percent off. For more details on Super Yaki’s Black Friday sale (which only runs for one day!), check out: https://superyaki.com/.
Studiohouse Designs: Many of Studiohouse Designs’ creations sell out almost immediately for good reason – they rule (they are the purveyors of the VHS stack shirts, which is a design many of us horror fans are quite familiar with). Currently, Studiohouse has everything on their site marked down, featuring discounts of up to 30 percent off their merch. To check out their badass clothing and accessories, visit their site at: https://studiohousedesigns.com/.
Spirit Halloween: While Spirit Halloween may dominate the Halloween season, horror fans can shop with them online all-year round, including during the holidays. Right now, Spirit is offering shoppers 20 percent off one item when they use the code BLACKFRIDAY22 at checkout, plus Spirit is also giving all customers free shipping for orders that total $30 or more. Start shopping at Spirit here: https://www.spirithalloween.com/.
Tee Fury: For their Black Friday sale, Tee Fury has marked their basic tees down to $15 each, and they’re also offering a 25 percent off discount on everything else on their store. If you’re shopping for horror fans or anyone else this year, you are bound to find something cool to give this holiday season at Tee Fury’s site: https://teefury.com/.
Archie Comics: If you have a comics fan to shop for, or maybe you’re looking to catch up on some reading yourself, the Archie Comics site is currently hosting a massive sale where customers can save 35 percent off their orders when they use the code ARCHIE at checkout. There are a ton of killer horror-themed Archie comics featured, as well as a bunch of Sabrina comics as well. Check out their entire collection of genre comics at: https://store.archiecomics.com/collections/archie-horror.