Are you craving some SPOOKtacular Halloween movies? Join Melissa and Dennis as they trick-or-treat through the library to find some sweet scary movie recommendations. Let us know “witch” is your favorite—don’t ghost us!


When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

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City of Lost Children

This fantastically twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can’t dream, so he kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year-old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy’s dreams from the madman’s master plan.

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The Final Girls

A young woman suffering the loss of her mother (a famous scream queen from the 1980s) finds herself drawn into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.

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Cabin Fever

Five friends celebrate their college graduation by driving to a remote cabin in the woods to enjoy their last days of summer. When one of them contracts a grisly and deadly sickness that causes her skin to fester and burn, the others soon realize if they get too close, they may be next. What begins as a struggle against disease, soon turns into a battle of friend-against-friend as the fear of the contagion increases.

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Final Destination

After being kicked off the plane because of his disruptive premonition, Alex and some of his classmates watch as the premonition comes true. Now having dodged death once, the terror begins in full as fate hunts them down one-by-one.

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A woman on the run from her employer (and the law) stops at the mysterious Bates motel. When she goes missing, her sister, boyfriend and the employer’s private investigator look into the disappearance. An Alfred Hitchcock classic.

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The film that ushered in the modern age of horror. Jamie Lee Curtis in her debut role plays a babysitter who must protect herself from the deadly Michael Myers. Myers is a mental institution escapee who killed his sister on Halloween fifteen years earlier.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

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