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Staff Picks - Carolyn (Movies)

Adult Services Librarian Carolyn recommends some of her favorite movies and TV series. If spooky is your thing, you'll love these!

Hereditary

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

Midsommar

A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a Swedish festival where things quickly go awry

The Addams family

When long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, the other members of the off-beat Addams clan plan a great celebration, only to begin to suspect that he may not be who he claims to be

Hannibal. Season 1

FBI Agent Will Graham hunts the most notorious serial killers. He is both gifted and cursed with an extraordinary ability: he can think, see, and feel like his prey. What he doesn't know is that his new partner has an extreme past. While pursuing a cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams Graham with a psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Dr. Lecter tests Graham every step of the way, playing a game all his own, while they work to unravel the mystery and catch the killer

Seven

Using examples of sins as a template for a serial killing spree, a murderer sets his sights on a police detective and his partner. The killer has a twisted agenda involving choosing seven victims who represent examples of transgressions from each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He views himself as the sword of God, handing out horrific punishment to these sinners. Two cops, an experienced veteran of the streets who is about to retire and the ambitious young homicide detective hired to replace him, team up to capture the perpetrator of these gruesome killings

Dracula

Jonathan Harker is a young lawyer who is assigned to a gloomy village just outside of Transylvania. He is forced to stay at the castle of the undead vampire Dracula and imprisoned by his minons. Dracula travels to London after being inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. Once Dracula lands in England, his reign of seduction and terror begins. He drains the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends, including her fiancé, gather together to try to drive Dracula away

The Thing

Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them

The silence of the lambs . 1-DVD edition

FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist

Futurama. Season 1.

Young Frankenstein

A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name

Blazing saddles

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town

The producers

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success

The witch .

A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another

Evil dead II

The sole survivor of the evil dead returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the forces of the dead

Army of darkness

Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of Hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend, and get back to his own time

Corpse Bride

Victor has messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, and is traveling through the woods, reciting his vows. He stops to rest in the woods,and while practicing. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously puts the wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl who has returned as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife

Beetlejuice

A couple of likable ghosts contact the afterlife's bio-exorcist to rid their home of a trendy New York family that moves in

The nightmare before Christmas 2-DVD special edition

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, gets bored and kidnaps Santa after he learns of the wonder of Christmas. Digitally restored and remastered. Special features include Burton's short film Vincent, several featurettes, and lots more

The Texas chain saw massacre

One summer afternoon in rural Texas, five young friends hear reports of grave robbing and set out to check on a family grave. Soon after, one-by-one they wander into the murderous clutches of Leatherface

Dracula : the legacy collection

Dracula: The vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the young and virtuous Mina. Dracula's daughter: A hypnotic woman steals the body of Count Dracula and bloodless corpses start appearing in London again. Son of Dracula: Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the United States by a young and morbid heiress. House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism

A nightmare on Elm Street

When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend but rather a much more horrifying figure from her dreams. Convinced that this vicious murderer is stalking her friends and killing them as they sleep, Nancy enters a desperate race against time to bring him out of her dream world and stop the bloodbath...before she falls asleep and becomes his next victim

The exorcist : The version you've never seen before

A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured

Broad city. Season 1

This follows the adventures of two best friends working the big city. No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down with whatever hits them
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