If you're looking for some Halloween flair without all the gory stuff (maybe a little bit), check out these creepy but silly DVDs from the Canton collection. Less violence, more fun!
An American werewolf in London [videodisc] by Polygram Pictures presents a Lycanthrope Films Limited Production
Arachnophobia [videodisc] by Hollywood Pictures Company and Amblin Entertainment present a Frank Marshall film
The cabin in the woods [videodisc] by a Lionsgate release and presentation of a Mutant Enemy production ; produced by Joss Whedon ; directed by Drew Goddard ; screenplay, Joss Whedon, Goddard
Evolution [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Montecito Picture Company production
The frighteners [videodisc] by Wingnut Films
It's the dog days of summer and you may feel like reading, but nothing too taxing. Short stories collections are a good choice.
Full dark, no stars [large print] by Stephen King
Summer brides [large print] by Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Mallery
Coronado [large print]: stories by Dennis Lehane
Some days you get the bear [large print] by Lawrence Block
Check out these spine-tingling films about when animals (or lizards or arachnids or...) attack!
Snakes on a plane [videodisc] by Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd. ; Mutual Film Corporation ; New Line Cinema ; Patchwork Productions
The birds [videodisc] by screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Jurassic Park [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment Production ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Red moon: a novel by Benjamin Percy
Dead until dark by Charlaine Harris
Moon called by Patricia Briggs
Darkness devours by Keri Arthur
Beauty and the werewolf by Mercedes Lackey
Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
Bound to shadows by Keri Arthur
Feed by Mira Grant
The walking dead: rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Zombies vs. unicorns by Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
The reapers are the angels: a novel by Alden Bell
Great house [Large print] by Nicole Krauss
Full dark, no stars [Large print] by Stephen King
Twelve steps to a compassionate life [Large print] by By Karen Armstrong
The scent of jasmine [Large print] by Jude Deveraux
Some books don't fit neatly into genre descriptions. They're creepy, suspenseful and often include complex plots with lots of twists. Despite their lack of definite category, they're always riveting. Give these creepysuspensefulemysteries a try.
Await your reply: a novel by Dan Chaon
Darling Jim: a novel by Christian Moerk
The diviner's tale [sound recording] by Bradford Morrow
Whether your interest is scholarly pursuit or just a desire to be scared out of your wits, we've compiled a list of films and audiobooks, both frightening and humorous; books, both fiction and fact; and websites to visit for those curious about the supernatural.
The following films will either have you at the edge of your seat or falling off your seat laughing.
An American haunting by AfterDark Films; MediaPro Pictures; Midsummer Films; Redbus Pictures; Remstar Films; Sweetpea Entertainment — This movie is based on the true story of The Bell Witch of Tennesee. In 1818, slight, unexplained noises were heard in the Bell family's home. As the spirit grew, it increasingly persecuted the father, John, and his daughter, Betsy and began speaking to the family, although it refused to say why it was there. It pronounced a death sentence on John and within a year, he was dead. The film explains what happened on the night the spirit was born and what led to its horrific acts of torment.
Ghostbusters by Columbia Pictures, a Black Rhino/Bernie Brillstein production — When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters! Stars Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd.