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Originally known as “spook tales,” horror movies have been around since the 1880s. The first known American horror film was Frankenstein, a 16-minute short based on Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name. Since then, the universal classic monster has been through several remakes.

Horror movies are available all year long, but there’s something about the anticipation of Halloween that creates the desire to watch a film that will give you goose bumps. Whether you want to watch a classic such as Halloween or a new favorite, A Quiet Place, BCLS has a wide variety of movies that will get you in the holiday mood. Visit your local library or subject search horror in the online catalog to see what’s available! For more horror movie inspiration, check out Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 100 Best Horror Movies.

Don’t forget, BCLS also offers children’s Halloween movies.
These titles are sure to get the kids amped up and ready for trick or treating!