Thursday, December 17, 2015

Last Minute Shopping Guide

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet – and have Amazon Prime – don't worry! You still have a few more days to procrastinate. Your best bet is books or calendars at this point, and really, who doesn't like to go all retro with printed books in the digital age? I personally love books as holiday gifts because they are easy to wrap. Anyhoo, here is some suggestions for your last minute shopping.



For the Paranormal Fan
Sir Simon Marsden's stunning photography captures the beauty of seemingly haunted castles and buildings throughout Europe, while Lisa Morton's scholarly and entertaining look at ghosts in popular culture is sure to please the most ardent fan.



For the Movie Fan
The films Crimson Peak and Krampus both feature incredible art direction and these books take a closer look at the making of the visual alchemy created to bring these features to life.



For the horror culture fan
If you love Halloween, chances are you probably love horror. These two books examine the essence of horror from one diehard fan's perspective, to the visual history of horror in pop culture. 




For the Literary Fan
This beautiful new edition of Ray Bradbury's classic The Halloween Tree features new illustrations from one of my favorite artists, Gris Grimly. Meanwhile The Stephen King Companion book delves deep into the master of horror and connects the author's personal life with his fiction.



For the Horror Art Fan
It is the year of Krampus and this collection of art is stunning. The Lady ParaNorma is a work of art! Based on a short film from the author it features exquisite art and an interesting story.





For the Day of the Dead Fan
Dia de los Muertos is a colorful, whimsical holiday and this calendar features some remarkable art – you'll want to frame this calendar at the end of the year! For a closer look at the Latino folk art the exhaustive book perfectly captures the pageantry and emotional resonance of this cultural holiday. 

 





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