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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – Movies, Books And More For Horror Fans

Receiving a gift in a horror film is rarely a good thing. It’s almost always a possessed doll/box/amulet, a monkey’s hand, cursed VHS tape… you get the picture. But as most horror fans are mostly human, we love a good gift. So let’s go beyond the expected and treat them to something they’re hoping for themselves. While you may not be able to stop the onslaught of remakes you can remind them of the great classics, give iconic images and get them on the inside track with some of the most controversial films ever made.

Universal Box SetWhile this may be on the pricey side, with Universal Classic Monsters you’re getting some of the best horror films ever with fantastic extras and a beautifully packaged box. Since Universal Studios essentially wrote the rule book for horror films, it’s only fitting that they’ve complied what they are calling the Essential Collection in honour of their 100th anniversary.

Find out what else horror fans should be looking for this holiday season after the jump!
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31 Days of Horror – The New Daughter And Children In Horror Films

This post was first published as Maybe A Dingo Ate Your Baby on September 27, 2012 at Scare Tactic.

After attractive young women, children are the most likely victims in a horror film. Their innocence is just too tempting for evil to pass up. Often in horror films children aren’t brutally murdered, they’re … changed. Evil-y changed.

Last night I watched The New Daughter (2009) starring Kevin Costner, which  I thought would be a silly movie but I actually genuinely enjoyed it. Like most child-in-horror films The New Daughter begins with a family split and a child acting out of the ordinary. The parent(s) initially chalk it up to a reaction to change but lo and behold it is much more sinister than that.

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