By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane

WHETHER you’re a vampire, zombie, werewolf or mummy, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has everything you need

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Videographer / director: Adam Gray
Producer: Shannon Lane, Michael Muncer
Editor: Marcus Cooper

The shop has its own cookbook

Located in an inconspicuous high street in Hackney East London, the unusual shop's shelves are lined with weird and wonderful items - ranging from cubed earwax, a tin of night terrors and jars of salt made from tears of sorrow.

Their unique salts are made with different flavourings

But the reason the quirky shop sells things that go bump in the night is not just to give you the heebie jeebies, it’s actually to encourage children to write.

Emily is the store manager

The shop is in relation to Ministry of Stories - a local mentoring and writing centre where anyone aged 8 - 18 can come and discover their own gift for creative writing.

A graphic designer has created their unique branding

Co-founded by novelist Nick Hornby, the organisation to encourage children and young adults to develop writing skills was inspired by a project fellow writer Dave Eggers founded in New York in 2002.

Many of the products are quite grotesque

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies donates all profits to the charity, which is located just behind the shop.

The tins of fear come with instructions on the back

The bags of toasted bone chunks are actually honeycomb, tins of ‘fear’ are actually filled with boiled sweets, cubed earwax are blocks fudge and jars of Thickest Human Snot is actually lemon curd.

The shop's aim is to encourage children's creativity

Shopkeeper and volunteer Emily Murdock spends her days in character, telling customers about all of the creepy items they can purchase.

You can even buy death certificates at the shop

She said: "We are here mainly for monsters, so our supplies are all orientated towards things that monsters need, or would like for their cave or lair.

Despite the worrying label, these tins contain sweets

“The Ministry of Stories runs after school clubs, we encourage them in every fun possible way we can to get writing and our emphasis is on children’s imaginations.

This marmalade is made from oranges, not human organs

"When children come here they first pass through the shop before they head onto their workshop, or club and it sets the stage for it becoming a really different kind of experience."