By CHRIS HAMMOND
Scary Basement Media is a company that collaborates with independent artists to come up with some truly groovy horror-themed merchandise. Specializing in engaging designs that horror fans will no doubt recognize, the “Witching Season” is the company’s hottest new collection. With green witches, skulls, and haunting jack-o-lanterns adorning zip-up hoodies, sneakers, hats, socks, and t-shirts, this line pays heavy homage to one of the most original sequels in the Halloween franchise–Halloween III : Season of the Witch (1982).
One notable and very timely shirt in this collection features illustrations of the three main masks from the film with the words “Wear a f*cking mask” plastered across in large green lettering. This shirt is also available in other styles, starting at $22 USD individually.
Scary Basement Media also offers a wide selection of made-to-order, handcrafted facemasks, each of which comes with two PM2.5 filters for free! One of our favorites, the “Hail to the Chainsaw” mask, is printed all over with images of Ash, his trusty chainsaw, and a deadite in reference to the Evil Dead film series. Beyond masks, custom Horror-themed neck gaiters are also for sale. These gaiters can be used as a face covering, headband, bandana, or to warm one’s neck up. Be the most stylish horror fan on your street by wearing one of the available styles for one $25 USD apiece.
Scary Basement Media has so much more on offer, including enamel pins, exclusive puzzles (available in 500 or 1000 pieces), scary slip-on shoes, and the “Ass Kicker” leggings! These four-way stretch, elastic waistband leggings come sporting Roddy Piper’s bubble gum chewing hero from the John Carpenter classic They Live. These leggings and many other styles retail at $40 USD.
Scary Basement Media has something for every hard-to-buy-for horror fan. Head on over to the official store front and follow the company’s Facebook account for giveaways, new items, announcements, and in the near future, other media content such as podcasts and short films.