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Creepy Crate By The Lineup Review + Coupon – October 2018

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Creepy Crate is a bi-monthly subscription box for fans of true crime and horror. Every other month Creepy Crate sends a variety of wearables, books, desk accessories, games, and collectibles inspired by serial killers, horror movies, and well, anything creepy!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Creepy Crate

The Subscription Box: Creepy Crate

The Cost: $29.99 every other month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. 

COUPON: Use code CREEPYMSA to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: Collectibles, wearables, desk accessories, games, and books inspired by serial killers, horror movies, and anything creepy. Box generally is a $50 value!

Ships to: the US for $5.00, Canada for $10.00, and International for $20.00

Our Review

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This month’s box has a variety of great macabre products!

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Included in this month’s box was a coupon for Frightrags.com! I absolutely love this site because they have KILLER (see what I did there?) designs and are size inclusive offering unisex shirts that go up to 5x! My brother is a man of size, so I take advantage of their great range and stock up on cool horror themed shirts for him on Black Friday for his birthday and Christmas! Plus, I always get myself a few goodies too, duh! The ad features my favorite fictional serial killer, The Shape aka Michael Myers, just in time for the release of the new Halloween movie!

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Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley—Retail Value $26.00 (found here for $17.10)

This book follows a man named John Pentecost that is traveling with his new wife to his rural hometown to attend his grandfather’s funeral. His grandfather was known as the Gaffer in John’s village. The Gaffer’s responsibility was to redraw the boundary lines of the village to keep the sheep safe from… the Devil. The book relies on a great deal in pagan beliefs and touches on the conflict of leaving one’s hometown for the big city, only to realize how deeply bound and drawn back one can be to their past upbringings and home. Well worth the read!

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Stranger Things Library Card Bookmark

Honestly, how can one dislike Stranger Things? It is so well written, has a great cast, and is the perfect throwback to all that is 80s sci-fi and horror. I, for one, was born in the early 80s, so the show appeals to me and makes me nostalgic for my youth. I was pleased to see Dustin’s book check out card and a library card membership for the Hawkins Public Library. Not the most impressive piece in this box, but a far more exciting bookmark option than my ripped up Walgreen’s ad I was using!

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Horror Movie Themed Key Ring

Okay, this piece is pretty dang cool! This key ring is made to look like vintage hotel keys from the 70s and 80s. Apparently, there were TWELVE variations including ones for Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hotel Hell, but I obviously scored the coolest one: The Winchester Tavern key ring from Shaun of the Dead! Truly, Shaun of the Dead remains one of the smartest zombie comedies to be released in my humble opinion, so I couldn’t be happier with this piece!

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“My Favorite Holiday is Halloween” Limited Edition Tote Bag

Whelp! This may be my favorite piece sent to me in this month’s Creepy Crate, and that says a lot! I am a huge Halloween/Michael Myers fan so as soon as I saw this tote bag I nearly squealed with joy! The fabric of the tote is made of a lightweight cotton fabric. I use this sometimes as a purse or a secondary bag to store my make up in; it is spooky AND functional! Every day can be Halloween with this tote bag, my fellow goblins and ghouls!

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Limited Edition H.H Holmes Murder Castle T-shirt Size Large (Unisex)

If the Michael Myers tote was my favorite piece in this box, then this t-shirt is an extremely close second. I read up on a lot of true crime and serial killers and H.H Holmes is certainly one of the most fascinating and disturbing murderers. He is known to have admitted to killing nine people, but it has been estimated Holmes may have murdered between twenty to two hundred people. You may recall American Horror Story: Hotel had a character based on him played by Evan Peters. Holmes is known to be one of America’s first serial killers and had a hotel built in Chicago around the World Fair that had various secret doorways and rooms that were allegedly created for him to torture and murder his victims in. If you want to learn more on H.H Holmes, I strongly suggest reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness that the Fair That Changed America. The t-shirt has a design of H.H Holmes and his hotel to eerily commemorate the 1893 World Fair. Just thinking about H.H Holmes has my hair standing, as you can see by the pictures! The fabric is incredibly soft and has great stretch. I know I will get a ton of wear from this creepy piece!

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“Warmed Over” Tarot Card Coffee Mug

Death warmed over, get it? I love the style, wit, and darkness of this mug. Not enough to drink black coffee or any coffee in it—but I will drink everything else in this awesome mug! I am impressed by the quality of this piece! I sense I will be drinking a lot of seltzer water out of this because it is just too cool not to use!

Verdict: Holy smokes! This month’s Creepy Crate was a home run! I am not only impressed by the quality of the pieces selected for me this month but also their broad range of references. I am a huge horror and true crimes fan so this box is right up my alley! For the $39.99 price point, you can’t beat it: I got a mug, key ring, t-shirt, tote bag, bookmarks, and hardcover novel in this month’s box! I can’t suggest Creepy Crate enough!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes are currently sold out, but check back here for the December box.

Your box will ship on the 15th of every other month. Please order by the 7th to get the current box.

COUPON: Use code CREEPYMSA to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99$5 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $5.83.

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

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Comments (15)

  1. This looks like a great box, wish I had known about it and gotten this one. I really miss Nocturnal Reader’s, I know a lot of people had issues with them but I had canceled the box (for my own financial reasons before they started having issues). It was one of those boxes that had great books, and quirky extras. This box looks like it may even be better!

  2. That HH Holmes shirt is awesome. I like the subtle reference. It’s clever.

  3. I’m not a big horror fan, but I like this box, especially the bookmarks and keychain. Thank you for the review.

    • Vanessa, no problem! I am glad you enjoyed the review! I love, love, LOVED this box too. It is one of my faves for sure!

    • It looks amazing! I do warn you with one thing: I had a Twin Peaks keychain much like this one to look like a key from the Great Northern, and using it for just a couple weeks wore off all the white printing on the plastic. So be careful with yours! Maybe spray it first to be safe with some paint sealant or a clear-coat.

  4. I have Devil’s Day on the top of my books to read next. I am happy to hear you liked it. My favorite book I read this year is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. Plus Netflix made the book into movie coming out December 21st with Sandra Bullock starting!

    I love the t shirt, mug, book and the library card Great box!

    • Leslie, oh wow! I will have to check that all out! Sounds fantastic!

  5. Omg I need that Winchester key chain and the HH Holmes tee! I love this!!

    • Amber, aren’t they the coolest?!?!

  6. Nicole, I think the link to fright rags you gave above is incorrect. I clicked it and it says that address is for sale.

    • If you look close you can see a hyphen between fright tags.

      • Thank you, Monah!

    • Sorry, Wendy! Monah is right! I forgot the hyphen like a ding dong! I hope you enjoy their selections!

  7. The history channel had a mini series on H.H Holmes that was quite the interesting story.

    • Oooooh! I am gonna have to check that out. Thanks, Lee Ann!

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