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Creepy Crate Review + Coupon – October/November 2019

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!

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).

About Creepy Crate

The Subscription Box: Creepy Crate

The Cost: $39.99 every other month + free US 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. Boxes promise an average retail value of $90.

Ships to: The US for free, worldwide for an additional cost

Creepy Crate “Ghostober” 2019 Review

 

This box’s theme is Ghostober, which is the clever moniker the Travel Channel is using to dub their seasonally spooky programming! The crate comes with a card that further explains each item, as well as a handy card to give the times for some great-looking shows.

“Black Like My Soul” Mug

I have QUITE the mug collection – and the dish-washing duties to prove it! I am pretty picky when it comes to my cuppas, but I absolutely love both the design and the phrase of this mug. Fun fact: I once received a cup of pumpkin spice coffee for free for ordering it using these exact words.

 

Haunted Locations Magnets

Hello, murder houses! It’s surreal that these magnets depict two of the most haunted places in the world, the Villisca Axe Murder House, and L.A.’s Cecil Hotel, yet they’re so, well, cute! I blame their pleasing tininess. Both of these locales are worth going down a wiki rabbit hole of research some rainy afternoon, especially those interested in the murder of Elizabeth Short (aka “The Black Dahlia”)!

 

The Haunting of Nell Crane Poster

I see a lot of horror posters, due to my podcast and general interests, but it’s always the ones of the hand-drawn variety that grab my attention the most! This tableau inspired by the “Haunting of Hill House” is beautiful, but it’s so creepy, you can be sure I won’t be hanging it in my bedroom!

 

Ghostober Flashlight

I can tell I’m getting old because I don’t want to use my phone for everything these days. I like having an actual wristwatch, and another thing I like to throw in my purse is a flashlight. This one is such a nice small size, and it could also attach to a set of keys, which is so handy!

 

Ghostober Beanie

I love beanies for cold October days! I’ve been trying to get into the habit of walking my dog in the mornings before work, and I think this will be so handy as I encounter nippier and nippier conditions for my early jaunts. I actually quite like the Ghostober logo – it has a dynamic design to make this hat pop!

Overlook Hotel Writing Pad

Readers, I geeked out so hard when I found this item in the box! I’m always writing myself little notes and making little tabulations during my day, and I looooove items that are “in jokes,” like this one. At a quick glance, I feel like only cinephiles would really get the reference, which I think is so cool.

 

Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton – Retail Value $15.00 (found here for $9.79)

Summary from Goodreads:

“Emma is hitchhiking across the United States, trying to outrun a violent, tragic past, when she meets Lowell, the hot-but-dumb driver she hopes will take her as far as the Badlands. But Lowell is not as harmless as he seems, and a vicious scuffle leaves Emma bloody and stranded in an abandoned town in the Black Hills with an out-of-gas van, a loaded gun, and a snowstorm on the way.

The town is eerily quiet and Emma takes shelter in a diner, where she stumbles across Earl, a strange little boy in a tinfoil mask who steals her gun before begging her to help him get rid of “George.” As she is pulled deeper into Earl’s bizarre, menacing world, the horrors of Emma’s past creep closer, and she realizes she can’t run forever.

Goodness, this book is unnerving! The novel starts out at about a 6 intensity from the first page, and quickly works itself up the entire way up to a 10 in quick order. Our main character, Emma, is as deeply wounded as she is deeply flawed, and there is something very unnerving about the poetic violence that is evident in this book. Squeamish readers and those easily scared should probably stay away; the imagery this tome conjures is upsetting, but not exploitative. Despite it being her first novel, I thought Moulton’s prose was really skilled, and while it was certainly macabre, it didn’t bask in gore or horror just for the sake of it, which I appreciated. I tore through this book so fast, only dimly aware of holding my breath more often than not until I finished it!

Verdict: Creepy Crate offered up the spookiest goodies in this spooky-season box! This month’s book was terrifying, and I really appreciated that the book was a new release, only having been released in September. The Overlook paper pad was a delight, and the well-made beanie and funny mug were the major highlights of the goods. I thought everything was really well-thought out and fit the theme so nicely. Ghosts are a great theme for a box, but making the theme of this box ghost-hunting upped the ante for me, allowing for creative items and clever tie-ins.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but orders for December/January boxes are now open!

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $5.71.

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie enthusiast who loves YA novels, estate sales, and hikes that make her legs hurt the next day. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain craft beer, horror/spooky items, and toys for her beloved lab mix, Archie.

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Comments (2)

  1. Some of these things are so-so, but the good ones are really great. The writing pad is my favorite. Would love to have the buttons for someone not knowing to ask if those were places I went on my vacation. I wish!

    • I agree! I wish I had a great vest or bag for them to wear. The writing pad is on my desk, but I just can’t bear to write on it!

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