PORTLAND, Maine — We turn to our friends at Bull Moose to come up with "outside the box" gift ideas and they never disappoint. Here are some of their suggestions for your holiday shopping:
Six-String Samurai on 4K UHD: If you watched the Sci-Fi channel in the early 2000s you probably saw snippets of this cinematic oddity. In a post-apocalypse America, Buddy Holly travels across the desert heading towards Las Vegas to try to become the next President Elvis; but along the way, he must battle his greatest nemesis: the Grim Reaper. This film has been out of print for years and skipped the Blu-Ray release right to 4K thanks to Vinegar Syndrome.
You can view the Six-String Samurai Trailer here.
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix: A common horror movie trope is that after all the slashing ends there are only girls left standing, having survived the worst of the worst – but what happens next? Final Girl Support Group is a novel about a survivor of a massacre who attends a therapy group with 5 other girls in a similar boat all trying to heal from their trauma; but then one goes missing. Gasp! Who will be the final-final girl? This book isn’t as dark as it sounds. It is definitely hard-genre horror, but it’s also wicked funny.
The Shaggs’ Own Thing: The Queens of outsider music and a personal favorite of Frank Zappa. The legend goes that the parents of the Wiggins sisters were told by a palm reader that their daughters would grow up to be famous pop stars, so they bought them instruments and whisked them to a studio to record their first album. The results are unique, to say the least. The next time a friend of yours says that they “listen to everything,” have them give a listen to "My Pal Foot Foot" and see what they think.
Take a listen to The Shaggs with "My Pal Foot Foot" here.
Punderdome (Board Game): OK, so you've played Apples to Apples, and you’ve played Cards Against Humanity, but what if you took that same concept but every answer had to be a pun? Grins and groans galore in Punderdome! Two (or more) puns enter, 1 pun leaves.
Glow Cats: Tiny glow-in-the-dark cats in 6 playful poses. When in doubt just get glow cats; as many as you can fit in your pocket (probably around 10 depending on your pockets). Also comes in glow dogs.