The 10 Movies I Watch Every Halloween

Welcome to another October! Anyone who’s known me for a little while knows that this is my favorite time of year, and that Halloween is my favorite holiday. For the past several years, I have challenged myself to watch thirty-one scary movies during the month–one for every day leading up to Halloween. It’s tricky, and the longer I do this the harder it is to find new movies to fill up all the days. However, there are a handful that I make of point of rewatching every year because they are my all-time favorites. Click on the titles below to see each movie’s entry in our catalog.

hocus-pocus   army-of-darkness   sleepy-hollow   crimson-peak   the-crow

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Staff Review: The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

It’s late, and you’ve decided to do a little light reading before turning in for the night. By the soft light of the bedside lamp, you pick up the first book in John Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series, Revenge of the Witch. As you crack open the book you hear a soft rumbling from the storm outside. You snuggle a bit more under the covers and open up to where you left off and read, “And open it did, very slowly, with a loud creak. Something stepped into the room. I felt coldness then. Real coldness. The kind of coldness that told me something was close that didn’t belong on this earth.” What’s going to happen? Is it a spirit? Is it a man? You start to feel the dread thirteen-year-old Tom must be feeling, when suddenly, RIIIIIING! You nearly jump out of your skin as your phone rings to life. Holy ghost! Spirits, and boggarts, and witches, oh my! When John Delaney put this spooky tale down on paper, he wasn’t messing around!

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Monster Fest 2015

logoSaturday, October 3
Central Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doors @ 7:30 PM

Celebrate classic horror film and literature at Monster Fest. A fun-filled spooky Con that beats all others with amazing guests, local authors and vendors, panels and presentations, a horror costume contest for all ages and music by the Cemetery Boys.
Dr. Madblood
This year we will be celebrating popular horror host Doctor Madblood’s 40th anniversary and special guest Veronica Carlson, who starred in the Hammer films Dracula Has Risen From the Grave and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. And it doesn’t end there! We will be showing these two classic films at Fantasmo later that night.
Veronica Carlson
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