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New downtown Sudbury shop ‘Gory Hole’ specializes in all things horror

Owner Jodi Matton said these items aren’t available anywhere else north of Barrie

A new store called “Gory Hole” has opened up on Larch Street in downtown Sudbury, and it's not to be mistaken for a hole in the wall. 

The Gory Hole’s grand opening was only last Friday, March 11 after a year of preparation. 

Due to COVID delays on shipments for store items, the Gory Hole took a little longer than expected to open for business. 

But it’s finally here, and If you’re a fan of horror movies, then consider this place a candy store – from signed movie posters and taxidermy to scary movie props, the store is horror galore. spoke with the owner of the store, Jodi Matton. 

“I have a lot of friends who collect the weird and unusual (items),” she said.

“I also collect them. And there's absolutely nowhere to shop. I've shopped online for years, I've gone down to conventions down in Toronto, there's nothing from Barrie north. So I figured let's do something different.” 

Matton told about some of the fan-favourite items. 

“I have little relics from different movies or swatches of clothing from something somebody wore in a TV show,” she said. “Those seem to be selling really well.” 

Matton ducked under the register and pulled out a tiny mason jar with green murky water.

“So for instance, there's some water from the movie Swamp Thing,” Matton said. She also pulled out a sample of water from Crystal Lake from the movie “Friday the 13th.” Matton confirmed that she had certificates to prove their origin as well. 

The store also sells skulls (some real, some fake), as well as clothes, stuffed plushies, spooky trinkets, movie merch, soaps and ‘unholy’ bubble bath liquid. 

“I just want people to come in and be excited that there's something new,” Matton said. 

So if this piques your interest, give this store a visit! The Gory Hole is located on 176 Larch Street and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesdays to Fridays, they’re open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends they open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook website here.


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