By CHRIS HAMMOND
Here are just a few upcoming horror merchandise releases that will keep the fun and fright going.
With the anticipation of the Five Nights at Freddy’s film, this is the perfect time for an Official Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook to get released. Scholastic Inc. along with Scott Cawthon (Author) and Rob Morris (author) have come together to give FNAF’s fans over 40 recipes inspired by the hit games.
Filled with photographs of the delicious treats fans can expect recipes like Freddy Fazbear’s Pepperoni X-Press and Chica’s Ultimate Thai Chicken Burger, to Foxy’s Fruity Cove Coolor and El Chip’s Fully Loaded Tortillas. They bring these mouthwatering treats brought to you care of series creator Scott Cawthon along with Rob Morris.
The book set to release September 5, available as hardcover ($19.99) or e-book ($12.99).
After sampling a few treats from the above cookbook, what better way to relax and watch a movie wrapped in a blanket? Retro-a-Go-Go has you covered (see what I did there) with the Drive-in Movie Plush Throw Blanket. Measuring 50-inches width by 77-inches length. Made from ultra-soft, lightweight polyester microfiber. They printed the front of the blanket edge-to-edge with vibrant and fade-resistant colors and images of some of the most classic drive-in monster films, including Godzilla, Them, The Mummy and When Worlds Collide. They lined the back of the blanket with a fuzzy, warm, white fleece. Of course, if you spill anything on the blanket, it is machine washable. Get ready to get comfy in style with pre-orders open now at a price of $45.00.
Everyone can never get enough horror figures, so add to your collection with the interesting 3.75-inch two pack Children of the Corn – Issac & Malachi. Trick or Treat Studios brings fans of the Stephen King inspired film two of the followers of “He Who Walks Behind the Rows”. Alexander Ray sculpts both figures that come with accessories (Malachi figure with Knife, Scythe and Cross), (Issac figure with Bible and Cross Staff). They contain these evil children on a backer card with a blister window. Pre-order is open now with the evil duo priced at $24.99
Vice Press shout BETTLEJUICE, BETTLEJUICE, BETTLEJUICE with its officially licensed release of the 24-inch x 36-inch hand numbered lithograph prints on 300gsm GF Smith Accent uncoated paper. There are two editions of this Betelgeuse-inspired print available (regular edition of 175 and a foil variant edition of 150). Mark Bell created both versions of the ghost with the most. These look to ship April 2023 with the regular version priced at $68 and the foil variant priced at $85.
Finally, one of the more interesting collectibles on this list is a graphic novel coming from horror’s favourite final girls, Jamie Lee Curtis. MOTHER NATURE, which is adapted from a script that Curtis created for Comet Pictures/Blumhouse film. Titan Comics is releasing this 176 page graphic novel with illustrations by Karl Stevens. The synopsis on the Amazon.com website makes this one a must watch for horror fans
“After witnessing her engineer father die in mysterious circumstances on one of the Cobalt Corporation’s experimental oil extraction projects, Nova Terrell has grown up to hate the seemingly benevolent company that the town of Catch Creek, New Mexico, relies on for its livelihood and, thanks to the “Mother Nature” project, its clean water.
Haunted by her father’s death, the rebellious Nova wages a campaign of sabotage and vandalism on the oil giant’s facilities and equipment, until one night she accidentally makes a terrifying discovery about the true nature of the “Mother Nature” project and the malevolent, long-dormant horror it has awakened, and that threatens to destroy them all”.
Pre-order is open now with the novel listed to release July, 18, 2023. The price for the hardcover version is $24.99 with Kindle version not much cheaper at $23.74