Grab some popcorn, curl up to these these spine-chilling flicks
Special to the Whig
In honor of Halloween weekend, Cecil County Public Library’s Katie O’Connor has assembled a list of scary movies, any of which you can pick up at you local library branch. The Conjuring (DVD;
2013) Directed by James Wan Based on real events from paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, “The Conjuring” delivers a haunt- ed house tale at its best. The Perron family moves into an old secluded farmhouse full of dark and mysterious secrets and, you guessed it, ghosts. This plot may seem familiar, but is very well done with great acting and directing by horror master James Wan (“Saw,” “Insidious”). The Babadook (DVD;
2014) Directed by Jennifer Kent Knock, knock, knock. This movie isn’t your typical scary monster flick. Focusing more on the psychological struggles of a mother due to the loss of her husband, and her son’s lack of sleep, things soon start to get quite disturbing when a sinister storybook is delivered to their house. How will they get rid of the Babadook? The Cabin in the Woods
(DVD; 2012) Directed by Drew Goddard Camping in a horror movie typically never ends well, but this movie is much more than slash and gore. Part comedy, part reality show, part — I don’t even know what to call it really. This bizarre tale from Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is anything but what it seems. Five friends visit a remote cabin in the woods. It should be on the must-watch list of any horror buff. The Shining (DVD;
1980) Directed by Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick’s classic still creeps me out a little when I watch it. It definitely stands the test of time and should be viewed by a new generation of horror lovers.