However, if you happen to be blessed with a loved ones or friends who dig horror and cult movies I do have some great ideas for some fun stocking-stuffers from a bunch a cool labels, with varying price points, depending on just how good they were will ultimately decide what you will stuff in that stocking of theirs this year.
Also from Mill Creek, something to appeal to those who grew up in the 80's during the glory days of VHS may I steer you in the direction of the Retro-VHS Blu-ray releases of HARDBODIES (1984), KRULL (1983), HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981), SILENT RAGE (1982), LAST ACTION HERO (1993) and WHO'S HARRY CRUMB? (1989) featuring very cool looking slipcovers with retro VHS artwork. A few of these have been available in multi-packs and double-features before, but these stand alone releases look spiffy, my personal favorite of the bunch being the undervalued 80's slasher Happy Birthday to Me. These are all about $7.50 each at WalMart right now, exclusive to the retail chain until January 2019, so your best bet is to sprint down to WalMart and snap these up.
For 80's nostalgia it's hard to beat the awesomeness we've seen coming from the Vestron Video Collector's Series, which delivered to us a long-awaited Blu-ray of Stephen King's MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986), a release that got a semi trailers worth of new extras that go deep into the making of this coked-up disasterpiece of 80's cinema.
Warner Archive continues to dazzle with releases of 70's cult-classics, from the big-budget killer-bee movie THE SWARM (1977) to the made-for-TV hider-in-the-house film BAD RONALD (1974). Both films look stunning in HD, no new extras here but just having these on Blu-ray is something special, either of these would be a yuletide hell-yeah for any self-respecting 70's b-movie/cult fan.
For the adventurous gift-givers among you maybe you'll want to buy something not even available in this country on Blu-ray yet, but thanks to the region-free import titles you can now buy Blu-ray releases of the surreal alien XTRO (1982) from the UK's Second Sight Films, or the region-free release of ORCA (1977) from Australia's Umbrella Entertainment, both are stacked with extras and the the HD transfers are great looking!
Also coming from overseas is a region free release of the America giallo-esque thriller ALICE SWEET ALICE (1976), an atmospheric and creepy film from 88 Films who have been doing some good work in the UK bringing the cult, horror and exploitation films to the masses, many of which are region free!
I'll finish-up with some more contemporary stuff, I'm an oldster and have a lot of love for the vintage stuff, but there have been some truly killer movies and TV released this year, beginning with ASH VS EVIL DEAD - THE COMPLETE SERIES (2015-2018) from Lionsgate, collecting all three season of the all-to-brief series, continuing the adventures of Ash, finishing up with an apocalyptic episode that is so tone perfect, it only made me sadder that the series came to an end all-too-soon. Fans of slashers should totally dig THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018) from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and for someone who's maybe a little too happy these days, bring them back down to Earth with HEREDITARY (2018) from Lionsgate, which in my opinion was one of the best films of the year, it got right under my skin.
Happy gift giving, and here's hoping you get some cool stuff!