Canuxploitation’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Part 3

It’s a problem that has plagued holiday shoppers since the very beginning of time–what to get that fickle Canadian cult film fan on your list this holiday season? With only 18 more shopping days until Christmas (and even less until Hanukkah), Canuxploitation is again here to help.

In Part 1, we looked at stocking stuffers, CDs and DVDs, and it was items for the home for Part 2. This time out we’re taking a look at clothing and some big ticket items for that very special someone.

Thanks to Kier-La Janisse and Canuxploitation contributors Lauren Oostveen and Allan Mott for their help compiling this guide.


CANNIBAL GIRLS apron – $25
Your best pal will look great cooking up a suspicious meatloaf while still proclaiming their love for this classic slice of Canadian horror.

Welcome to T-shirt town.

THE GATE shirt – $20
We opened a portal to hell in my backyard and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

Spectacular Optical T-shirt -$24
Give the gift of obscure Cronenberg film references! Unearned feelings of superiority over your fellow movie buffs is truly the gift that keeps on giving.  

Somafree Institute of Pyschoplasmics T-shirts – $35
Paging Dr. Raglan!

Academy of Erotic Inquiry T-shirt – $20
“Oh this? Ever heard of a little film called STEREO? Nah, didn’t think so.”

GAS MASK – $40
Get a budding Harry Warden this authentic Russian gas mask, the exact same model as seen in the classic 1981 Maritime slasher (Note: please ensure your giftee did not experience any childhood trauma 25 years ago to this very day).

Hey Big Spender

CanCult screening (Montreal only) – $125
Play film programmer and treat someone special to a 16mm screening of a Canuck B-movie classic including SEARCH AND DESTROY, VISITING HOURS, HIGH BALLIN’ or STARSHIP INVASIONS. It’s easy to do through Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre’s “Sponsor-a-Film” program, and includes free tickets to the show.

Vintage Rocking Horse – $165
Get this rocking horse for the Canadian horror franchise lover in your life — just warn them that when the horse starts moving, it’s time to lay off the egg nog.

Genetic testing – $400
Know someone who can’t wait to get their SPLICE on? Help them get a leg up on living on as an androgynous genetic experiment in the future.

Yeah, so this vintage Cartier paperweight isn’t exactly the same as the one used to skewer Margot Kidder’s character in BLACK CHRISTMAS, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless.

Patient Care Manikin – $2500
Any lonely Canadian film fan would love to wake up to his or her very own plastic nightmare under the tree. They can dress up this life-size medical teaching aid, feeding him dinner, watch a nurse have simulated sex with him–the fun and possibilities are as endless as the potential spiral of mental illness  (Note: does not come with ventriloquism lessons).

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