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Books for your Halloween reading pleasure…

Like the series … read the book…

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, and his team–Theodora, his assistant; Eleanor, a fragile young woman with a close acquaintance with the paranormal; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House–conduct an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of…

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Obsessed with creating life in a laboratory, a medical student haunts graveyards and dissecting rooms in search of the materials for his experiments. But when he achieves success, he rejects his ghastly creation. The creature — longing for love but shunned by all — turns evil and exacts revenge.

By a master of horror fiction…

It by Stephen King

It began–and ended–in 1958 when seven desperate children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultimate terror

By the Queen of Mysteries…

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

At a Halloween party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the `evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

If like you like it cozy (with recipes)…

A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford

Hired to cater a charity haunted house at the old Peabody School, sisters Bernadette and Libby Simmons find murder on the menu when the death of wealthy socialite Amethyst Applegate could hold the key to solving the decades-old “accidental” death of a young girl.

A scary read that’s true…

Ghostland : an American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

Explores some of the United States’ most infamously haunted places, including old mansions and hotels, abandoned prisons, empty hospitals, and other locations, and reveals the repressed history they represent.

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New in DVD

amazing spiderman 2The Amazing Spider Man 2

Action PG-13

Spider-Man’s conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man, but it comes at a price: only he can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo 

Drama   R

Murray talks his friend Fioravante into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist. With Murray acting as Fioravante’s ‘manager,’ the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

 

 

Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive 

Horror   R

The tale of two fragile vampires, Adam and Eve. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill to live, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava, who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts.

 

SabotageSabotage

Action   R

Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

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New in DVD

The Karate Kid – After moving to Beijing with his mother, Dre  falls prey to a bully, so he takes lessons from martial arts master Mr. Han in this remake of The Karate Kid.  Also available on Blu-Ray DVD.

Jackie Chan: Kung Fu Master – Kung fu master Jackie Chan stars as himself in this feel-good story about a 15-year-old Chinese martial arts student who seeks out the world-famous movie star for fighting lessons. But tracking down Chan proves to be the challenge of a lifetime.

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Samuel Bayer directs this reinvention of Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher classic about Freddy Krueger, a serial killer who crosses the boundary between dreams and the waking world to attack his victims with his razor-sharp blade-fingered glove.

– posted by Ralph, Readers’ Services

Things That Go BUMP! in the Night

The Zombie Survival GuideThere’s a new display on the third floor to help you prepare yourself for the scariest of nights – pick up the Zombie Survival Guide as well as a string of garlic. Check out a travel guide for Haunted New York or Haunted Long Island if you plan on doing some paranormal sightseeing.

draculaPrefer to stay safe inside? This may be a wise decision. Curl up with a timeless classic like Dracula, or watch a fun movie like Teen Wolf. Either way, don’t forget the treats!

-posted by Megan, Reference Services