Subscription boxes have experienced a major surge in popularity over the last few years. So much so that there are now entire sites dedicated to sorting and categorizing them. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, subscription boxes offer monthly curated merchandise based around a theme or interest. The catch is that you don’t know exactly what you’re going to get until the box arrives at your doorstep.
For horror fans, there are a handful of companies offering quality boxes for just about any budget. Today we’re going to take a look at five of the best horror subscription boxes on the market.
Box of Dread
Run by popular horror site Dread Central, Box of Dread offers a similar experience to Horror Block. Loaded with officially licensed merchandise from brands like The Conjuring, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story, you’ll find a unique assortment of toys, collectibles, and media in each box. There’s even a chance to win a special box each month with signed items or a screen used prop valued at over $200. Box of Dread will cost you $20 for a single month or $57 if you buy three months upfront.
$19 – $20 per month | Official Site
Departing from the realm of toys and collectibles, HorrorPack will send four curated blu-rays or DVDs to your doorstep each month. It’s a quick and unique way to start building your horror movie collection or just help you find your next favorite flick. Last month’s blu-ray pack included the films Psychotica, Stung, The Order, and Blood of the Tribades. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s guaranteed to expand your horror horizons. The DVD pack ranges from $17.74 – $19.99 while the blu-ray pack will run you $22.74 – $24.99.
$17.74 – $24.99 per month | Official Site
Full Moon Mystery Box
Definitely the most targeted box on our list, the Full Moon Mystery Box comes to us straight from Charles Band’s Full Moon Features. Responsible for cult favorites like Puppet Master, Subspecies, Trancers, and Gingerdead Man, Full Moon offers their packages as a series of 6 boxes, with only 100 available in each limited run. So that intimidating $250 price tag actually breaks down to around $42 per month. Each box is loaded with DVDs, blu-rays, CDs and other merchandise from Full Moon Features extensive catalog. For fans of Full Moon, it doesn’t get much better than this.
$250 per series | Official Site
Terror Treasures offers a truly unique experience for several reasons. Most obviously is the fact that they offer four distinct packages in different price ranges. You won’t find a one-size-fits-all subscription here. After filling out a brief questionnaire and selecting your package, the Terror Treasures team hand selects items specifically for you. Depending on your budget, you can receive statues, NECA figures, and other high-end pieces alongside original art and handmade items sourced straight from local artists. Terror Treasures is the only service on our list that offers more than what you can find on the shelf. The cost for their available levels is $30, $50, $75, and $115.
Check out our interview with Terror Treasures owner Jason, here.
$30 – $115 per month | Official Site
UPDATE: On Friday, August 18, Horror Block partner Rue Morgue announced that the Horror Block subscription service has ended. Read the announcement here.
From subscription box juggernaut Nerd Block, Horror Block boasts exclusive collectibles and apparel from a wide array of horror films, TV shows and books. Due to its size, Horror Block is able to secure some sweet officially licensed merchandise each month from properties like Evil Dead, Puppet Master, Phantasm, Hellraiser and more. Horror Block has a definite focus on toys and collectibles though most months come with an issue of Rue Morgue magazine as well as the occasional blu-ray or DVD. Boxes start at $19.99 for a single month and get as low as $15.99 with the upfront purchase of twelve months.
$15.99 – $19.99 per month | Official Site
Did we miss your favorite horror subscription service? Let us know in the comments!