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Horror (Movies)

Get in the Halloween spirit with 75 of the best horror movies in the Library's collection.

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

The hills have eyes

The Carter family's going on vacation, crossing the desert headed for California. But when they take an ill-advised short cut, crash, and are stranded deep inside an "isolated" air force testing range, they are attacked by a mysterious, terrifying group of modern cannibalistic savages

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

The fly

An eccentric scientist working on matter teleportation accidentally combines his DNA with a fly's when he tests his teleportation machine on himself

Train to Busan

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan

The grudge

Karen is an American nurse living and working in Tokyo who agrees to cover the shift of another nurse. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly woman who is lost in a catatonic state. As she tends the woman, Karen hears scratching sounds upstairs and goes to investigate. Within this house is a chain of terror more terrifying than she could ever imagine, resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse. Now she must stop it before it's too late

Suspiria

Horror film about an American student enrolled in a German dance academy. A series of bizarre incidents and brutal murders puts the academy in chaos

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

The evil dead

The evil dead lie in wait for the one ancient incantation that will give them license to attack the living. Five vacationing college students unwittingly resurrect these demons. One by one, the students are transformed into monsters whose own thirst for revenge becomes insatiable

Carrie

"Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her classmates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk, to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is...gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database

Color out of space

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare

10 Cloverfield Lane

A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost

It

It can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but It isn't clowning around. Instead, It terrifies youngsters with their innermost fears, bringing some to their untimely doom -- until a group of wily neighborhood kids fight back. Thirty years later the evil resurfaces: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And the friends who vividly remember the terrors of their youth reunite to make a desperate stand against It

It. chapter two

Twenty-seven years after they defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. When kids start disappearing again, Mike, the only one who stayed in Derry, calls the others to come home. Each damaged by the experiences of the past, they must conquer their fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all

It

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children

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

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

Rosemary's baby

After unwittingly becoming friendly with a coven of witches and warlocks, a young wife is impregnated by the Devil

Let the right one in = Låt den rätte komma in

12-year-old Oskar is a fragile and bullied boy who finds love and revenge when he meets Eli. Eli is a beautiful but peculiar girl he befriends. She has moved into his building. Oscar does not know that she and her father are vampires. When strange disappearances and murders start happening in the town, suspicions mount from her neighbors and police. Eli must move on to stay alive or stay to help Oscar the only way she knows how

The babadook

Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son's deep seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her

A quiet place

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival

A quiet place. Part II

The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path

Midsommar

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

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

The lighthouse

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s

Invasion of the body snatchers

When filmy spores fall from space and take root in San Francisco, the city is beautifully transformed by spectacular and exotic flowers. But these lovely extraterrestrial blossoms have gruesome plans for their earthly admirers. These blossoms are going to slowly clone human bodies and then dispose of the originals

It Follows

For nineteen-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind

The cabin in the woods

A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling every move the terrified kids make. Do they have any chance of escape?

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

Binge box . Original nightmares

The Amityville horror (1979) ; The Amityville horror (2005)

In November of 1974, a family of six was murdered in their home. A year later, a new family occupies the house which is now seemingly possessed by unspeakable evil

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

Exorcist II : the heretic

Four years have passed since Regan's exorcism, a Vatican priest is sent to verify her original exorcism, as well as Fr. Merrin's death. Does the demon still lurk within her, biding its time?

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

Us

Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves

Psycho . 2-DVD edition

An unsuspecting victim visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema's most notorious psychopaths - Norman Bates. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history - the infamous 'Shower Scene' - plus new bonus features

Alien

Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left

The shining : 2-disc special edition

A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia

28 days later

An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come

The exorcism of Emily Rose

In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, it chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Middle-aged single lawyer defends Father Moore, a priest on trial for the negligent homicide of a young girl named Emily Rose

The Invisible man

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see

Sinister

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed. When he discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, he unwittingly opens the door into a nightmarish mystery

The girl with all the gifts

After the world has become overrun by zombies, several survivors band together to protect a young girl whose immunity to the virus could help save humanity

Overlord

American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success, on the eve of D-Day. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment

Oculus

Seeing is deceiving in this 'deeply terrifying' film that reflects heart-stopping terror as you've never imagined! It's been ten years since the lives of siblings Tim and Kaylie Russell were shattered and Tim was convicted of murdering their parents. Now released from a mental institution, Tim wants to move on, but his sister has other plans. Kaylie blames their childhood nightmare on the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror with a grisly history, which she intends to destroy by any means possible

Don't breathe

A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong

Lights Out

When a bloodthirsty supernatural being that lurks in the shadows preys upon her family, a young woman must fight to protect herself, save her younger brother, and uncover a mystery about her family's shadowy past

Rec

A young TV reporter and her crew cover the night shift at the local fire station. When the station receives a call from an old lady trapped in her house, the reporter and crew decide to ride along. Once the building is sealed off, the news crew, firefighters, and residents all become trapped inside, and with the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself. Includes featurettes

Insidious. The Last Key

Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet; in her own family home

Insidious. Chapter 3

The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is a chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity

Insidious. Chapter 2

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world

Pan's labyrinth

When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine

The Devil's backbone . 2-DVD special edition

The most personal film by Guillermo del Toro is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, the tale of a ten-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro effectively combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish concoction that reminds us that the scariest monsters are often the human ones

Insidious

Josh and Renai have a happy family, until tragedy strikes their young son, and he begins to experience things that science cannot explain. Now they must try to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called the Further

The conjuring 3. Devil made me do it

A chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced, real-life paranormal investigators. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense

The conjuring 2 .

Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits

The conjuring

The Conjuring tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives

Friday the 13th

A carload of teenagers head for a weekend of fun at a lakeside cabin. Meanwhile, Clay and Jenna pursue a lead in the search for his missing sister, against the advice of police and cautions from the locals. The lakeside cabin happens to be part of the boarded up Camp Crystal Lake. There, they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and all of his deadly intentions

Friday the 13th : Part 2

Five years after the massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, the nerve-wracking legend of Jason Voorhees and his diabolical mother lives on. Despite ominous warnings from the locals to stay away from "Camp Blood," a group of counselors at a nearby summer camp decide to explore the area where seven people were brutally slaughtered. All too soon, they encounter horrors of their own and the killing begins again

Friday the 13th

Camp Crystal Lake has been closed for over twenty years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. New owners reopen the camp, only to have each counselor stalked by a violent killer. This 24-hour nightmare of blood unfolds into a film which is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences

Halloween

A murderer that's been institutionalized since he was a child escapes and is chased though his hometown by his psychiatrist. Bonus features include a featurette, talent bios, and galleries

Halloween II ; Halloween III, season of the witch

Halloween II: Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead

Halloween

The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, Michael Myers, a ten year old boy, brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he has been placed in and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael

Halloween II

Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business with his sister Laurie. Unleashing a trail of terror, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town's got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable. Includes commentary, deleted scenes, alternate scenes, bloopers, music videos, and more

The Halloween collection : Halloween: H2O; Halloween: Resurrection

Twenty years after the Haddonfield murders, Laurie Strode is living under a different name as a private school headmistress in California and when Halloween approaches Michael Myers returns to try to kill his sister; after six teens win a radio contest and get to spend the night in Michael Myers' childhood home, they discover that Michael has also returned to the house

Halloween : The curse of Michael Myers

Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield after his niece escapes from the cult that was protecting him, and Dr. Loomis joins forces with Tommy Doyle to stop Michael before he destroys the family living in his old house

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 : Freddy's revenge

Freddy is back on Elm Street and is battling to take over the body of a young teen so he can enter the real world

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 : Dream warriors

Freddy follows the Elm Street teens to a mental hospital where he continues to terrorize them. But the teens now have help from Nancy, the girl that defeated him in the first film

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 : The dream master

Freddy comes back to slay the children of Elm Street, but may have met his match with a telepathic teen that can control her dreams

A nightmare on Elm Street

Five teenage friends living on one street all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice, and a gardener's glove with knives for fingers. One by one, he terrorizes them within their dreams, where the rules are his and the only way out is to wake up. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake

Scream

A series of mysterious murders committed by a masked killer transforms a seemingly peaceful community into a place where no one is safe and everyone is suspect. Part horror movie and part spoof of the slasher genre

Scream 4

The newest installment in the acclaimed franchise that ushered in a new wave of horror in the 1990s. In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting her friends and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger

Scream 2

In this sequel to Scream, Sidney Prescott thought she'd put the murders that shattered her life behind her, until a copy cat killer begins acting out a real life sequel

Scream 3

When people start dropping like flies around the production of the movie Stab 3 (the latest movie sequel based on events occurring in Scream), Sidney and other Greensboro survivors are once again drawn into mayhem
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