Grab some pop­corn, curl up to these these spine-chilling flicks

Cecil Whig - - ACCENT - By KATIE O’CON­NOR

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.

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