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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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