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It’s almost Halloween, so what better time is there to check out a book by Stephen King or a movie based on his work from the Burlington County Library System? Stephen King is closely associated with stories that keep people awake at night, and the library is full of them. Scare on!


'Salem's Lot

Stephen King's second novel, the classic vampire bestseller, tells the story of evil in small-town America. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with white clapboard houses, tree-lined streets, and solid church steeples. That summer in 'salem's Lot was a summer of homecoming and return; spring burned out and the land lying dry, crackling underfoot. Late that summer, Ben Mears returned to 'salem's Lot hoping to cast out his own devils and found instead a new, unspeakable horror.



Left to fend for herself by her workaholic husband, Donna Trenton takes her ailing Pinto to Joe Cambers's garage for repairs-only to be trapped with her son, Tad, in the sweltering car by the Cambers's once-friendly Saint Bernard, Cujo, now a monstrous and rabid killer.





They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name...






The Shining

High in the isolated, wintry Rocky Mountains, terror awaits behind every door of the Overlook Hotel--a place where the guests are deceased but not necessarily departed. Now the only hope against the ghastly forces that threaten to claim the hotel's caretaker and his family is his young son, a boy possessed of a fearsome power he neither knows nor understands.


After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.

Pet Sematary

The Creeds family just moved in next door to a place that children built with broken dreams, the Pet Semetary. It's a tiny patch of land that hides a mysterious Indian burial ground with the powers of resurrection.

Children of the Corn

A young couple find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children.But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields.