The library has a bunch of horror movies, and documentaries too, to put you in a scary mood. Stream ’em or pop ’em in a DVD player if you dare. A few from our catalog are listed below.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror — Traces the history of African Americans in horror. Filled with clips and powerful images, the film shows how popular horror films of each era reflect changing social norms. (streaming video – click the link to access.)
Ringu: Anthology of Terror — The four films from Japan that inspired The Ring. (DVDs – ask at library circulation desk.)
Nosferatu — In Werner Herzog’s rendition of the classic vampire tale, it is 1850 in the perfectly-kept town of Wismar when Jonathan Harker journeys over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman who identifies himself as Count Dracula. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)
Haze — Another film from Japan, experimental in its application, this short film promises to make even the most hardened horror connoisseur cringe in suspense. (streaming video – click the link to access.)
Get Out — A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari — A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist’s influence in this German expressionist horror classic of the silent era. DVD also features a lengthy excerpt of “Genuine: a tale of a vampire,” a 1920 release. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)