Halloween 2019 Gift Guide for Pop Culture Freaks (PHOTOS)

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Star Wars Scream Saber
If your young Jedi is heading out in costume on Halloween, hook them up with this snazzy new lightsaber from Hasbro that comes with three sound effect options, including a Wookiee and the classic “Pew! Pew!” In addition, kids can record their own sounds for a customized battle against the Empire. target.com, $27.99

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Playmobil Take Along Haunted House
Bats, skulls, a certain vampire and oodles of other freaky features make this mad-lab playset a primo prelude to Halloween activities with the small ones. And it folds into a carrier, so all the creepiness can go wherever the scares take you! playmobil.com, $39.99)

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The Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
For supernatural fans who like their occult wrapped up in a sweeping epic, there’s Morgan’s amazing 2017 novel about five generations of women with a magical bloodline. Beginning in 1821 and reaching through to the beginning of WWII, this sprawling exploration of mothers and daughters will absolutely enchant. As will Morgan’s subsequent release, “The Witches Kind.” (amazon.com, $12.99)


Friday the 13th: The Game – Ultimate Slasher Edition for Nintendo Switch
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ha-ha-ha-ha…gamers hankering for some horror are set with a full suite of Nintendo titles, including this trip to Camp Crystal Lake, where you can actually play as Jason Voorhees (as long as you’re old enough, kids!).
Other offerings from Nintendo’s Halloween collection include Castlevania Anniversary Edition, the ghost-infested good time of Luigi’s Mansion 3 and a special, limited-time race in Mario Kart Tour featuring King Boo that will only be available until November 5th!


The Art of John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’
Since it’s inappropriate for grownups to go trick-or-treating, why not present your favorite Halloween fan with the quintessential collectible? Classic Stills has a line of framed prints and behind-the-scenes moments from the production of John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis and, of course, Michael Myers! And if they love this movie as much as they love the season, you know they’ll keep this art up all year long. (ClassicStills.com, princes vary)


Scooby-Doo, Where are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion
Jinkies! The perfect spooky binge-athon comes in this limited-edition gift set collecting all 41 episodes of the classic original cartoon. The extras include a Funko keychain, a Scooby-Doo encyclopedia and tons of nostalgia. amazon.com, $69.99


Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
The author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and former writer/producer on CBS’s Jericho has just dropped his 20-years-in-the-waiting new tome and it’s gon’ keep you up at night! Beginning with the disappearance of a young boy, the massive book then unwinds into a tale of small-town terror, supernatural battles and the very human horrors we can inflict on one another. Read it before Netflix or Apple TV adapts it. amazon.com, $17.99

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Kidrobot’s Bob’s Burgers Trick-or-Treating Tour Miniseries
TV’s funniest foodies rock heady, hilarious costumes fit from their best Halloween episodes in a blind-box collection that includes Cheriff Linda, Tina the Sand Witch and No Country for Louise. kidrobot.com, $9.99

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Animated Woodstock
Move over, Bruce Wayne. Snoopy’s feathered friend is rocking the year’s best bat costume for this animated plush that flaps its wings when you press his palm. It’s the kind of decor that would assure the Great Pumpkin that you’re the most sincere! cvs.com, $19.99)

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LEGO Stranger Things Set
Eight minifigures, over 2000 pieces, and two universes will keep your lil’ ghouls and goblins busy as they burn off their Halloween candy. This super-detailed Upside Down set flips between the Netflix hit’s dueling worlds: Ours and the Upside Down, where things are definitely scarier than stepping on one of the plastic bricks! lego.com, $199.99

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Vibrating Godzilla Plush
Finally, the little ones can turn the tables on the Tokyo terror with this 16-inch tall version of the gigantic monster. But don’t think the guy has given up on shaking things up: A simple hug triggers a rumbling effect perfect for rocking someone to sleep without destroying an entire city. kidrobot.com, $34.99

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The World of IT by Alyse Wax
Finally, a book starring Pennywise that won’t scare the kids! This gorgeous tome about the box-office hit’s two cinematic Chapters collects concept art, sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photography to explore how Stephen King’s world of Derry came to life. This official companion also includes commentary from director Andy Muschietti and the impressive ensemble cast of both films. Abramsbooks.com, amazon.com and Apple Books, $40.00

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Living Dead Dolls’ Michael Myers
Like an evil Elf on the Shelf, Mezco’s 10-inch, articulated figure can watch over you this holiday season and report back to his fellow masked maniacs. So watch yourself, we’ve seen other movie-related dolls do some real damage! mezcotoyz.com, $46.00

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Peanuts Halloween Throw
Loving the chilly nights but need to get cozy? Charlie Brown has ya’ covered. Literally. This fleece blanket bears all of the Peanuts gang in seasonal attire and since it comes in queen size, it’s also big enough to hide under during scary movie marathons! Homegoods.com, $19.99

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Collectible Ghostbusters
Who ya gonna call for limited-edition paranormal pals? Playmobil! The plastic-toy company has unleashed a line of 6-inch figures celebrating Slimer’s original crew, including Stantz, Venkman, Zeddemore and Spengler. walmart.com, $34.50

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The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Plushes
D’oh or Die! The zombified First Family of Springfield comes to undead life in Kidrobot’s line of stuffed 8-inch scaries, along with two of TV’s most horrific killers: Itchy & Scratchy. kidrobot.com, $11.99

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For some of us, October is the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s getting chillier, there are more reasons to snuggle and of course, Halloween. From The Great Pumpkin and The Simpsons‘ Treehouse of Horror to Halloween episodes of Superstore, Modern Family and others to American Horror Story, television this month is made for fans of the most macabre night of the year.

So why not add to the eerie ambience and immerse yourselves in this array of ghouly, goofy and downright “gimme!” goodies to make the season even more awesome? After all, we only get candy from strangers on the 31st…the rest we gotta treat ourselves the rest of the time!

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