I just received my monthly shipment from the fine folks at Box of Dread / Dread Central, and I ripped it open so I could share with you all what was inside. As the only horror-themed subscription box, I know I'm going to get some unique items each time. The Box of Dread is cool in that it shows up in just a plain brown box — no spoilers at all. You have no clue what is inside. And yes, every month I look at it and say, "What's in the box?" in my best Brad Pitt whine.
And now that it's open, we can see the awesomeness that is Shaun of the Dead. This is an Entertainment Earth-exclusive Ed figure with his trusty shovel.
Right there, I'm happy. The rest of the box could've been empty and I would've been good. But the box isn't empty. The next item is a DVD copy of The Dark Tapes. The film's official description reads:
"A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.
There are also two free e-books. The first is Rabbit in Red by Joe Chianakas, who signed the card. The second is an anthology called Nightmares Under the Moonlight.
The synopsis for Rabbit in Red reads:
"Bill Wise has blood in his past, so he turns to horror films to wipe it clean. Jaime Stein has felt the betrayal of death, so she too takes refuge in the on-screen deaths of others. Now Bill, Jaime, and seventeen other horror-loving teens have gathered at Rabbit in Red Studios, the brainchild of eccentric horror producer Jay "JB" Bell, for the terror-filled, blood-drenched contest of their lives.
JB has presented this competition as a race between the best of the best that will reward the winners with cash, internships, and a career making the movies they love. But things aren't always as they seem at Rabbit in Red, and soon life starts to imitate art. Will Bill and Jaime be strong enough to confront real horror to save their friends, or will they all fall victim to JB's twisted plans?"
And, if all that wasn't enough, they include this mini-poster for The Howling, though I wasn't able to find the name of the artist.