As you obviously know, we’re now living in what they used to call “Interesting Times.” It’s important that we all stay safe and stable, and now more than ever we need to work together as one (at least virtually) to defeat this unseen monster once and for all!
Many of you are probably getting to used to “shelter-in-place” as the new normal… but you still gotta admit, it’s times like this that can drive anyone bonkers — whether they’re living alone or with family. (I almost hesitated to use The Shining‘s Jack Torrance as a more extreme example, but we’re all horror fans here, so I’m just going all-in with Shining-themed merchandise). Among the most valuable commodities right now — besides toilet paper, of course — are new and unique ways to pass the time.
With that in mind, for this month’s list I’m featuring horror collectibles that will hopefully help ease your boredom and make this mandatory stay-at-home thing feel a little bit less like a real life horror movie!
Click on the titles to view and purchase each item below…
Talking about Jack Torrance: check out this tabletop game from Mixlore, equipped with all your favorite scenes and wickedly fun twists inspired by the horror classic. This one is sure to keep you and your quarantined family members mentally stable for a while… just make sure you don’t take it too seriously.
If you still can’t get used to this situation emotionally, this is another horror fan item to add to your collection. This custom enamel pin which riffs on the Overlook Hotel’s famous carpet pattern will give you a daily reminder that your “time to shine” will come — exactly when, we have no idea yet. But it’s a must-have for fans of the movie and of Stephen King in general!
We understand that you’re going to occasionally venture out for food and other supplies… so why not protect yourself in style? To that end, I present you this mask of the demon Valak from The Nun — with matching headscarf! Not only will it (partly) protect you from harmful particles, but it will definitely come in handy when someone around you refuses to practice social distancing. It might also be useful for breaking up large religious gatherings… wear it after sundown for the best results.
Now, here’s something to really kill your time — an ’80s-style Rubik’s cube based on the infamous “Lament Configuration” puzzle box from the Hellraiser franchise. It features 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations… will you be able to solve it before the quarantine ends? Or maybe it’s better not to solve it? Either way, it looks awesome!
It’s time for a little Child’s Play! This collectible from the beloved Madballs creators will likely keep you company whenever you’re in the mood for playing catch with your family, pet, or even a little indoor handball. If you’re still frazzled after the exercise, it also works great as a stress ball… but just so you know, we won’t be held responsible for anything that happens after you squeeze Chucky’s head!