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Horror Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016


Horror Block is one of the subscription boxes from Nerd Block – each month they send you a box full of horror related goodies.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.


The Subscription Box: Horror Block

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON: Use code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first month.

The Products: Every Horror Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 5-6 epic items for you to tear into!

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

Check out all of my Horror Block Reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Horror Block profile page.


Horror Block doesn’t typically have themes – but, this month was dedicated to the best horror writer of all time – Stephen King!



Each month comes with an information card that will detail all the items in the box.


Each month always comes with a $10 ShirtPunch voucher that you can use on shirts and toys. But, this month also came with a $10 credit to a Nerd Block shop. The URL referenced on the card doesn’t work yet – so I’m assuming it’s really new? My best guess is that they will have a shop just like their sister site, ShirtPunch. We’ll wait and see – it launches October 20th!


Misery Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s Stephen King themed shirt featured Misery! I haven’t read or watched this movie/book in a long time, in fact, it’s probably about time to revisit. I think this was also one of the first Stephen King movies I had ever seen – James Caan and Kathy Bates are great in it.


REDRUM Key Hook – Value $15?

This is what I’d consider the hero item of the month – a REDRUM key hook!



I appreciate that they even got the door color right with it!

The Shining is required reading and viewing for anyone new to Stephen King’s world. It’s easily the best Stephen King movie (even though he hated it), and the book is even better – it’s really a great place to start!

What I definitely agree with King about the movie is that it lacks the bit of heart that the book had. Jack tried to force the evil out and be good the entire time – but was just crazy almost throughout the movie.


Pennywise Plush – Value $10?

Nightmare fuel is now full. My fingers are crossed that the new movies will finally do the book justice. While Tim Curry was fantastic as Pennywise, the movies felt like they only scratched the surface of what the book has to offer.

The book is as good as they come. It’s also really the only book where I’ve been uneasy reading it – he really captured pure evil in those pages.


Norma Watson Autograph – Value ??

They’ve included an autographed item this month from P.J. Soles who played Norma Watson, the senior class president and bully from Carrie. This was another movie that I had seen early on (both my brother and sister were very into Stephen King books) so this brings back a lot of memories for me.

I haven’t seen the remake of this – is it worth watching?


The Dark Tower Art Print – Value $10?

The final Stephen King item of the month is a print featuring Roland and The Dark Tower. What a series, and hopefully, an awesome upcoming movie. If you’re a Stephen King fan, there’s a lot to be excited/hopeful for on the cinematic front in the coming years!



Rue Morgue: Monstro Bizarro – Value $14.95

The final item is a bit different from the norm this month. Instead of the month Rue Morgue, we get a special Rue Morgue edition – Monstro Bizarro. This book traverses numerous creatures, some famous, like Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster, and some hardly known, like The Bishopville Lizard Man or Ogopogo – it’s full of interesting stuff.

Verdict: My thought when I saw a Stephen King themed Horror Block was “FINALLY!” – but, unboxing this one left me wanting a little more. The REDRUM key ring was fantastic, and that was the kind of items I was hoping to see more of – torn from the pages. Ultimately, I was a bit let down during unboxing, but maybe I just had really high hopes – what did you Stephen King fans think? There were definitely some fun items this month, and there’s no reason not to do another Stephen King themed box – can we get a second try?

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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Horror Block Reviews, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: horror block | 15 comments

Comments (15)

  1. I would seriously bury that clown doll in my backyard to keep it away from me. IT is why I’m afraid of clowns. I love Tim Curry, but he’s terrifying in that movie.

  2. I totally agree Eric, I like everything in this box but I am a little underwhelmed since I’m such a huge Stephen King fan and was hoping to be blown away by awesomeness. I really hope they do more SK boxes because there is plenty of room for more! (I’d actually love a dedicated sub, maybe bi-monthly like Firefly).

    • OMG yes! A sub box of all things SK!!!!
      Stephen, if you’re listening…make this happen! You could do LE boxes when you release a new book!!

  3. Love the King!! Love the key holder!! I am re- reading IT right now and its as scary this time as it was the first read.

  4. I love Stephen King and I follow him on Twitter and he is awesome! Have anyone watch the new? All these clowns sighting are creeping me out and that pennywise plush didn’t help. Lol

  5. Regarding the remake of Carrie with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. I felt that the remake was very good. It stuck close along the story line of the original but it was updated and there were definitely creepy moments. I ended up buying a copy for my collection and usually watch them both one after the other.

  6. Eric I think we had worked our expectations up too high. It’s still a solid box but I wanted more because Stephen King is the KING of horror!
    With that said, I never see any Stephen King merchandise so maybe it’s hard to come by?
    I hope they do more because there’s enough Stephen King material to do several boxes.

    • The best place for SK merchandise is his own website and Etsy – I’ve got a lot of cool stuff from Etsy.

      • Thanks for the tip, I had no clue. I know where I’m headed now though lol

  7. My 24 year old brother is afraid of Kathy Bates to this day because my sister and I made him watch Misery when he was a kid lol.

    • I LOVE that movie, she was amazing in it! I also love the Redrum key hook!

  8. Awesome Stephen King Box but that isn’t Sissy Spacek though. That’s the girl who played Norma in the original Carrie.

    • Yep – good catch, I’m not sure how I did that!

      • I am only harassing you though bc I did not get my Buckles fix in your review. Why can’t all boxes send doggy t shirts for him to model! =)

      • Haha – that’s Liz’s dream too!

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