6 Scary Subscription Gifts Horror-Movie Buffs Will Love

Cortne Bonilla
·4 min read

Horror-movie buffs, you don't need to wait until Halloween to celebrate the spooky season — because, for us creepers, it's a year-round occasion. If you or a scary pal a) relate everyday situations to The Shining, b) scour Netflix's new arrivals for murder mysteries on a nightly basis or c) quote Black Phillip from The Witch in casual conversation, then you've come to the right place. Now, may we plant a perfectly ominous present into your holiday-gifting subconscious? Put down the bones-embossed pajamas and opt for a horror subscription instead.

We scuttled around the darkest corners of the internet to seek out all of the top-rated and shiver-inducing subscription boxes imaginable. And, although the options are bountiful, not all are curated equally — so we lined up the top six worth sending to your favorite creep based on real horror-buffs' reviews ahead. Scroll on to peep the recurring shipments of everything from themed ghoulish gear to skin-crawling collectibles and monthly mysteries.

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<h2><a href="https://fave.co/3kq6mqn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hunt A Killer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hunt A Killer</a></h2><br>Murder mysteries, documentaries, and crime docs are what you're <em>into</em>, and Hunt a Killer encompasses all the thrills. This immersive subscription box allows you to track down a serial killer while helping out a detective with evidence, autopsies, and case files. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> starts at $30<br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "I love being able to get inside a mystery and exploring it from the inside out. I get to be the detective!" -<em>Heather H</em><br><br><strong>hunt a killer</strong> Empty Faces: The Mine Complete Season Box Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstore.huntakiller.com%2Fempty-faces-the-mine-complete-season-box-set" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hunt a killer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hunt a killer</a>

Hunt A Killer


Murder mysteries, documentaries, and crime docs are what you're into, and Hunt a Killer encompasses all the thrills. This immersive subscription box allows you to track down a serial killer while helping out a detective with evidence, autopsies, and case files.

Price: starts at $30

Horror Buffs Say: "I love being able to get inside a mystery and exploring it from the inside out. I get to be the detective!" -Heather H

hunt a killer Empty Faces: The Mine Complete Season Box Set, $, available at hunt a killer
<h2><a href="https://fave.co/34oGrdm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loot Fright" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Loot Fright</a></h2><br>Loot Fright isn't only exclusive to horror fans — the retailer also crafts up crates of gifts for gamers and "nerds." The Fright themed box is filled with scary movie franchises, exclusive collectibles, characters & more, delivered right to your door. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> starts at $24.99<br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "The best mystery boxes out there! Their themes are dope and their items are amazing. I always look forward to seeing what they're gonna bring out next. Great company!" - <em>Anderson M</em> <br><br><strong>Loot Crate</strong> Loot Fright Subscription Box, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F35l6Fwg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loot Crate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Loot Crate</a>

Loot Fright


Loot Fright isn't only exclusive to horror fans — the retailer also crafts up crates of gifts for gamers and "nerds." The Fright themed box is filled with scary movie franchises, exclusive collectibles, characters & more, delivered right to your door.

Price: starts at $24.99

Horror Buffs Say: "The best mystery boxes out there! Their themes are dope and their items are amazing. I always look forward to seeing what they're gonna bring out next. Great company!" - Anderson M

Loot Crate Loot Fright Subscription Box, $, available at Loot Crate
<h2><a href="https://fave.co/2FXNb8y" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:My Thrill Club" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">My Thrill Club</a></h2><br>For just $16 dollars a month, you can receive access to horror, mystery, or thrilling boxes stuffed to the brim with hardcover novels from your favorite spooky authors. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> starts at $16 <br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "I just finished reading the 2 books sent to me weeks ago. This is my 2nd box and I can't be more pleased with the curation content. Nothing gets done around the house when I get my box because I can't put the books brown. Spellbinding!" - Linda R<br><br><strong>my thrill club</strong> My Thrill Club!, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2IUCp3P" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crate Joy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Crate Joy</a>

My Thrill Club


For just $16 dollars a month, you can receive access to horror, mystery, or thrilling boxes stuffed to the brim with hardcover novels from your favorite spooky authors.

Price: starts at $16

Horror Buffs Say: "I just finished reading the 2 books sent to me weeks ago. This is my 2nd box and I can't be more pleased with the curation content. Nothing gets done around the house when I get my box because I can't put the books brown. Spellbinding!" - Linda R

my thrill club My Thrill Club!, $, available at Crate Joy
<h2><a href="https://fave.co/2Tjn0wb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ZChest" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ZChest</a></h2><br>All horror movie buffs know that a capital letter Z stands for ZOMBIE, and that's exactly what Zchest is all about. Every month, get a box to your door of zombie-themed in-hour apparel, collectible figures and toys, and R-rated films. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> starts at $28<br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "Absolutely loved the gear inside; I've got a collection of horror memorabilia going and this gear fits in nicely. Keep the great gear coming and you have me as a customer forever." - <em>David W</em><br><br><strong>Zchest</strong> Z Chest, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2Tjn0wb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crate Joy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Crate Joy</a>

ZChest


All horror movie buffs know that a capital letter Z stands for ZOMBIE, and that's exactly what Zchest is all about. Every month, get a box to your door of zombie-themed in-hour apparel, collectible figures and toys, and R-rated films.

Price: starts at $28

Horror Buffs Say: "Absolutely loved the gear inside; I've got a collection of horror memorabilia going and this gear fits in nicely. Keep the great gear coming and you have me as a customer forever." - David W

Zchest Z Chest, $, available at Crate Joy
<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/632014390/spooky-mystery-box" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spooky Mystery Club" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spooky Mystery Club</a></h2><br>Curated horror-themed, yet cute, collectibles for Halloween fans stuffed with stationery, temporary tattoos, pins, and art prints. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> $20<br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "I. Am. Obsessed. To begin I loved this shop when I found it. And honestly, I’ve been struggling for a while to figure out what I wanted to get (I want it all) but then I saw this mystery box! It took the pressure off trying to pick cause I knew I’d love anything I got! Will get again." - <em>Tabitha H </em><br><br><strong>SpookyDoodleClub</strong> Spooky Mystery Box, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F632014390%2Fspooky-mystery-box" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Spooky Mystery Club


Curated horror-themed, yet cute, collectibles for Halloween fans stuffed with stationery, temporary tattoos, pins, and art prints.

Price: $20

Horror Buffs Say: "I. Am. Obsessed. To begin I loved this shop when I found it. And honestly, I’ve been struggling for a while to figure out what I wanted to get (I want it all) but then I saw this mystery box! It took the pressure off trying to pick cause I knew I’d love anything I got! Will get again." - Tabitha H

SpookyDoodleClub Spooky Mystery Box, $, available at Etsy
<h2><a href="https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/and-the-story-begins/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:and the Story Begins..." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">and the Story Begins...</a></h2><br>Besides the cute title, and The Story Begins is dedicated to book lovers who love a good spook. They send out handpicked books to your door, which is according to the genre you choose. <br><br><strong>Price: </strong>starts at 16.95<br><br><strong>Horror Buffs Say:</strong> "Received 3 deliveries so far and the 3 books I have read were hits. Definitely exposes you to stories in my genre mystery/thriller that I may never have tried and bought. Good value and delivers as promised." -<em> John T</em><br><br><strong>and the Story Begins</strong> and the Story Begins, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F31EA0ky" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crate Joy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Crate Joy</a>

and the Story Begins...


Besides the cute title, and The Story Begins is dedicated to book lovers who love a good spook. They send out handpicked books to your door, which is according to the genre you choose.

Price: starts at 16.95

Horror Buffs Say: "Received 3 deliveries so far and the 3 books I have read were hits. Definitely exposes you to stories in my genre mystery/thriller that I may never have tried and bought. Good value and delivers as promised." - John T

and the Story Begins and the Story Begins, $, available at Crate Joy

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