Little Shops of Horror – Pyre and Wolfe

When you love horror as much as we do you want it to permeate every part of your life, at home, at work, on the walls, on your clothes, everywhere! That is where our regular feature Little Shops of Horror comes in handy as we run through some seriously spooktastic stores and wicked websites ready to sell you truly terrifyingly awesome horror products.
Run by two besties who share a passion for horror and the macabre Pyre and Wolfe are best friends, Sophie Harris and Amy Lewis. “We’re situated in Haverfordwest and the Llynfi Valley, Wales.” say the friends “We met on twitter in 2012, we were fans of a same band and the rest is history, we talked more as time went on. After recovering from a major breakdown Amy wanted to start a new venture and asked Sophie if she wanted to start a monster shop with her. Pyre and Wolfe was born in May 2018. Since then we’ve attended many events selling and promoting our little business, it’s slowly growing!”

“We try to make our products a little more different to other alternative/horror shops, we put in a little piece of ourselves and our passions! We try to be as green as we can when it comes to packaging, we care about our plant! Also all wool that the plushies are made from is sourced from cruelty free farms.”
With a great range of horror gifts connoisseurs of the macabre Pyre and Wolfe mainly deal in beautiful bewitching jewelry and petrifyingly cute plushes as well as offering mystery bargain packs at a superb price where you receive 4 to 5 randomly picked items from their eclectic and eccentric collection.
From keyrings to broaches to pendants to lapel pins to necklaces Pyre and Wolfe has something for any and all horror loving jewelry collectors including vintage and victoriana, large Vampire, Sea Monster or Dragon cameo necklace pendants, a whole range of Halloween quote pendents with wickedly witchy phrases emblazoned on them and even a stitched up heart Jewellery box to keep it all in.
Pyre and Wolfe‘s plushes are second to none ranging from original designs such as their possessed teddy bears, Zombie doll, Creepy doll, Egyptian god Anubis and plush pumpkin doll perfect for Halloween or any time of the year if you love horror. Best of all are their horror movie plushes including Saw series favorite Billy the puppet plush  and everyones dolly dearest Annabelle doll from The Conjuring.Below Amy and Sophie from Pyre and Wolfe take some time out to answer some questions on their amazing merch:

1. How did you get into making such magnificent horror merchandise?

Amy: The reason I wanted to start making horror stuff was a YouTube video! A channel called the carpet bagger visited a monster workshop. This guy had made all monster movie masks and props and I thought that I’d love to do that. Not long before or later I can’t remember, Sophie introduced me to horror. I was a real late bloomer!

Sophie: For as long as I can remember I’ve had an affinity with horror, and I’ve always enjoyed making things. I think it was pretty inevitable that the two would combine, really.

2. What is your bestselling product?

Sophie: Definitely the mystery packs!

Amy: Our mystery bags and needle felts. We try to keep things one of a kind and unique, rarely I’ll make duplicates unless it’s a already existing character.

3. What inspires your creepy creations?

Sophie: Horror films, folklore, mythical creatures, and my own taste in spooky stuff really.

Amy: Folklore, alternative fashion, different styles of art and Victoriana. I’m a really random thinker and when I get a moment of inspiration it normally comes out of the blue. I’m fascinated by Japanese folklore such as y?kai, they have some really disturbing stuff. No wonder their horror movies are at a different level.. Well, Asia in general really. Anything victorian is a big part of my inspiration. Their literature, their mourning jewellery was beautiful and their graveyards are as well. They viewed death so differently and romanticised it.

4. What is your favourite horror film and why?

Amy: Annabelle creation. It’s one of the first horrors I saw and I was taken by how scary it actually is and I don’t scare easily. I love how it comes full circle at the end, that’s what I love about the conjuring universe, it all adds up! The same with the insidious franchise! I have my own Annabelle and the living dead dolls version signed by Mirana Otto, what a lovely lady she even took a picture with my Annabelle! Annabelle is my life.

Sophie: A Nightmare On Elm Street. It was one of the first films to get me into horror and I can still remember buying the 7 film box set in hmv when I was 15 and feeling like a boss! I just love Freddy and his wit so much! I’ve always been fascinated by dreams and lucid dreaming as well so that’s probably another reason I like it so much.

5. What scares you the most?

Sophie: Spiders. Definitely spiders.

Amy: Dead things. People are always surprised at this one because I love such grim things and I work as a ghost hunter. The thought of coming across a body freaks me out, I can’t even describe how scared I am of dead things. That’s on par with my phobia of animatronics and mascots, I get regular nightmares about five nights at Freddys and Disneyland will be more like nightmare land. Its strange, I collect dolls but if its human sized I’m paralysed with fear. I started crying at a dummy when we did an escape room!

6. If you had to make a present for a famous horror movie character who would it be and what would you give them?

Sophie: Hmmm… Maybe I’d knit Freddy a new jumper… Maybe a Christmas one as it’s that time of year!

Amy: I would make Sam from Trick R Treat a pumpkin pie. I make a damn good pumpkin pie and I’m sure Sam would appreciate it.

Check out the brilliant Etsy shop here www.etsy.com/shop/pyreandwolfe and follow them on social media on Instagram here www.instagram.com/pyreandwolfe and Facebook here www.facebook.com/pyreandwolfe

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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  • I am delighted to know this pair of talented artists. Not only have I bought stuff from them, we always have fun when we meet ( all too rarely) at Steampunk events.

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