Get access to spooky movies this Halloween through Tufts Libraries with some of our staff recommendations!
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Hailed as "the first Iranian vampire Western," this slow-burn indie horror movie is shot in gorgeous black-and-white with a cool soundtrack.
The story is about an eccentric millionaire and his wife inviting a small group of people for a “haunted house” party. If guests can stay the night, they will earn $10,000. However, as the night progresses, the terrors escalate. Equal part campy and creepy.
A young boy in suburban Sweden forms a strange friendship with an unusual girl.
Watch Jordan Peele’s directorial debut horror thriller about a man meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time...with a twist.
Do you like thrillers and Alfred Hitchcock movies? Try the French classic thriller Diabolique about the wife and mistress of an abusive headmaster teaming up to plot his murder.
If you want something less spooky, this zombie comedy film is about a man in London trying to survive a zombie outbreak while also trying to make it to his beloved pub.
Not into horror movies but interested in the history behind the monsters? Choose to learn about vampires, the walking dead, the spirit world, demons, witchcraft, werewolves, and shapeshifters with this series.
Considered by many to be the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari explores the line between sanity and insanity and the conditioning of the common man…to kill. The set and visuals are dark and haunting, continuing to influence horror movies today.
This 1922 silent German Expressionist vampire film has been highly influential as vampiric stories have been told and retold in the 101 years since this film’s release. Join Count Orlock in his Transylvania castle where no one is safe, but the vibes are on-point.
This movie is a cult classic. Part fantastical rock opera and part horror movie spoof. Follow a young couple, Brad and Janet, as they seek help at a nearby castle one rainy night and encounter Dr. Frank-N-Furter and a kooky ensemble of characters.
Coraline is a dark fantasy about a girl finding her way to a dangerous, parallel world in her home. It is a captivating stop-motion movie with beautiful and eerie visuals. You will never look at buttons the same way.
If you've seen it before, consider checking out the book!