Sunday, May 10, 2015

June Parcel of Terror

Jason McKittrick's "Parcel of Terror" has been hugely successful.  When he first launched the idea there was some grumbling about him moving away from his Lovecraftian roots, and I have to admit I had my own misgivings.  Part of that was pure selfishness.  Mainstream horror is a much larger audience than our little Mythos niche, and I worried that we'd lose a fantastic talent.  Thankfully, that isn't the case.  If anything I think the success of the Parcels is freeing him up to tackle some really interesting props.

The latest Parcel of Terror features a classic "Dracula" sticker, "Chucky" refrigerator magnet, a gruesome trophy from the Jigsaw Killer, a page from the spellbook of Winifred Sanderson, a surprise Mystery Item, and a fragment from my beloved "At the Mountains of Madness".

The fragment is up to the usual high standards, but it's also one half of a larger piece that will be completed with the July Parcel.   That's a great concept that I don't think we've ever seen used in Mythos items before.  Admittedly, I'm a sucker for this kind of thing.  Assembling an artifact from multiple pieces is a trope that intensely appeals to my obsessive-compulsive nature.

The monthly parcel is just $35, including shipping.  That's an absolute steal for what you're getting.  I also wanted to mention how much I like the packaging it comes in.  That may seem minor, but the theming of the box and wrapping, not to mention the packaging stamps, really kicks the whole thing up a notch. 


Stephen Hightower said...

I happened to have won the Bloody Jack for the May Parcel of Terror and the prize was a beautiful Freddy Krueger painting, about the size of a Polaroid picture.

Propnomicon said...

@ Stephen Hightower

Congratulations! Jason really goes above and beyond with the Parcels.