Horror Hunting! Edition #8

by Sean McLaughlin

Welcome to the latest edition of Horror Hunting!, taking a fantastic flight through the world of horror collectables (and being careful to not fly over Ukrainian airspace).  For this edition we whirl back to the fabulous ’80s for cards you may have overlooked at the time.  After that we’ll travel back to the present, and check out a cable series garnering a lot of well-deserved buzz as it gets the limited print treatment.  Without further adieu…..

“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead

Fright Flicks 80s Horror Movie Trading Cards – Etsy.com

So when I was a kid in the ’80s, I was obsessed with baseball kids and horror movies.  Luckily, some genius had the brilliant idea of combining the two, and selling the idea to industry leader Topps.  And in 1988, “Fright Flicks” collectable cards was born.  Featuring classic (and the time, current) horror icons like Freddy Krueger, Pumpkinhead and Predator, these cards also covered some killer films of the decade as well (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Poltergeist, and Day of the Dead, among others).  I remember proudly
having them share the same card binder pages as my Topps, Fleer and Donruss baseball cards. Auction site Etsy.com now has a sale going on for unopened packs of Fright Flicks, with an apparent cap of 22 packs.  Get in now before they’re all gone!



The Strain Limited Edition Posters – Mondotees.com

Hey, do you own a TV?  Do you watch it?  If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions then you have no excuse for not religiously watching FX’s progressively-entertaining series The Strain.  Brainchild of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (and based on the book of the same name), the same mainstream audience that has taken American Horror Story and The Walking Dead to new heights
in basic cable has begun to take notice.  The fine folks over at Mondo Tees, known for their extremely-limited and highly-collectable exclusive releases, have posted two amazing versions of “The Strain” poster.  Both prints by Phantom City Creative, each will set you back $40.00 plus shipping and it’s limited to one per person/household.  There are only 125 copies of each being sold, so hurry to the website and order them while you still can.  Trust me, once you see the sick and stylish designs on these things, you’ll know the posters do the show justice.



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