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The Best Halloween Movies Are Available For Free Home Delivery


With the Orange County Library System’s DVD Vault and home delivery services, movie night is just a click away. Using just your library card number and pin, you can choose from an inventory of thousands of films brought to your front doorstep entirely for free. 

From classics to new releases, and blockbusters to indies, the Vault has options for everyone. But with so many choices making a selection can be hard, so we made a list of some of the best spooky films that you can check out just in time for Halloween.

Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Boris Karloff

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Describe it in a tweet: Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast.

Also Available: The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Starring: Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Describe it in a tweet: The tortured journey of the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian Prince as he moves from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of his reincarnated long-lost love.

Also Available: Interview With The Vampire, Dracula Untold

The Mummy (1999)

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Describe it in a tweet: Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of adventurers seaching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror

Also Available: The Mummy Returns, The Phantom of the Opera

Psycho (1960)

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Describe it in a tweet: A woman on the run from her employer and the law stops at the mysterious Bates motel, and when she goes missing her sister and boyfriend hire an investigator to look into the disappearance.

Also Available: The Birds

The Blob (1958)

Starring: Steve McQueen

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Describe it in a tweet: One of the most memorable of the giant monster films of the ’50s, this sci-fi classic concerns a shapeless, flesh dissolving mass that emerges from a fallen meteor and grows larger with each victim it absorbs.

Also Available: The Host

The Shining (1980)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duval

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Describe it in a tweet: A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer’s dementia.

Also Available: Carrie, Misery

Alien (1979)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Describe it in a tweet: A routine stop on a barren planetoid infests a spaceship with an alien creature which kills off the crew one by one.

Also Available: Aliens

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Describe it in a tweet: A boy communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead, seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Also Available: Signs

The Conjuring (2013)

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Describe it in a tweet: Two paranormal investigators work to help a family being terrorized by a dark presence.

Also Available: Insidious, The Last Exorcism, Sinister

The Purge (2013)

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Describe it in a tweet: On the evening of the yearly Purge, when all crime is legal for 12 hours, a family within a heavily secured house finds themselves under attack by a group of strangers.

Also Available: You’re Next, The Cabin in the Woods

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94 %

Describe it in a tweet: Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, tries to bring the magic of Christmas to Halloween Town and kidnaps Santa in the process.

Also Available: Paranorman, Dark Shadows

Tell us about your favorite Halloween movies in the comments below!