Whether your horror fan has a dark sense of humor, an interest in academics, or a love of reading chilling tales, we've got a book that's sure to thrill. For your friend that loves discussing what movie monsters represent, there's Carol J. Clover's Men, Women and Chain Saws, a film theory book that explores the gender dynamic in horror, from the final girl to slasher tropes and voyeurism. Fans of Zombieland will appreciate Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide, which offers plenty of sage advice in case of a zombie attack, like "Use your head: cut off theirs." If you know someone who gushes over Goosebumps, get them a copy of R.L. Stine's first horror novel for adults, Red Rain, where the monsters are some creepy kids! For something off the beaten path, consider Joey Comeau's One Bloody Thing After Another, a novel about a girl coping with an undead mother. It's chilling, touching and darkly funny in turn.

For Kids!
Of course, horror isn't all R-rated gore and flesh. There's also scary movies made to delight younger audiences. And for these budding horror fans we've got a selection of tees and toys that'll encourage their macabre interests. Threadless has a variety of cute tees from this Universal monsters shirt to this King Kong-inspired sock monkey tee (both $8.99 while supplies lasts) and this Jaws-themed Cookie Monster onesie (also available in tees, and in adult sizes from $18.50-23.50) For something cuddlier, consider My First Cthulhu plush! $18.99 and suggested for ages 3 and up. Older kids are sure to squeal over Air Swimmers. These remote-controlled inflatable terrors (available in Jaws-like shark and zombie shark) measure in at 57"x36" and can climb and descend, using their tail fin control to turn. Recommended for ages 3 and up (there's also a clown fish option for easily frightened kids). Now $39.99.

Check back next week for our last gift guide of the season!

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