Opened in 1994, Dark Delicacies is a Burbank institution selling everything horror-related, from books and DVDs to apparel and collectibles. Over the years, it’s also been the sight of many signings by noted horror-genre directors, authors and actors. Due to skyrocketing rent in the city’s Magnolia Park neighborhood, the store was recently in danger of shutting down. But thanks to a GoFundMe campaign, and support from director/frequent patron Guillermo del Toro and other famous fans, owners Del and Sue Howison were able to raise more than $30,000 to relocate the shop just a few blocks away, on Hollywood Way, earlier this year. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Dark Delicacies hosts a party that includes free signed posters, prizes and special anniversary gifts, with proceeds benefiting the Wildlife Care of Southern California. You can also buy that unique Christmas gift here, whether it’s books on witchcraft or cemeteries, a Krampus tree topper or Stranger Things Ouija board.
Dark Delicacies, 822 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank; Sun., Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; free. (818) 556-6660, darkdel.com.