Horror DVDs for Halloween

the boxThe Halloween season is upon us, but don’t wait until the last minute to go trick-or-treating through the DVD section looking for a spook! Movies like Frankenstein and the Poltergeist trilogy probably come to mind, but I’ve highlighted a few I found while browsing the collection.

Vincent Price stars in the 1953 film House of Wax about an insane sculptor that builds a wax museum out of things that used to be alive.

Based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name, 1408, follows renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin and paranormal skeptic. Defying the warnings of the hotel manager, the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel. Will Enslin go from skeptic to true believer, all while trying to survive the night?

The Box will bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, by pressing this button it will simultaneously cause the death of another person somewhere in the world, someone the owner doesn’t know.

In The Eye Sydney is a blind violinist who is given the chance to see for the first time since childhood through a miraculous corneal transplant. As she adjusts, she is haunted by frightening visions of death. Terrorized and on the brink of insanity, Sydney is convinced that her anonymous eye donor has opened the door to a terrifying world only she can see.

The Haunting in Connecticut is based on the true story of one family and their new house, which was once a funeral parlor where some of the most heinous acts took place. Now their son is being used as a messenger for the evil spirits that still lurk in the house.

Have you checked the children? How are the children? Those are some of the harassing questions by a prank caller to a high school babysitter in the 2006 remake of When a Stranger Calls.

These are just a few of the horror films in the library’s collection. What horror film thrills and chills you?

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