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Halloween: Films

This LibGuide has been created to lead you to resources on Halloween or to resources on Halloween-related topics. This Halloween LibGuide can be used for leisure interests as well as more scholarly research.

Using Our Library's Film Collection

Film can be an excellent resource for your research.  Our library’s film collection covers a wide range of topics.  Borrowing from our film collection is restricted to Huntingdon students, faculty and staff.  When searching for films in Countess, the online catalogue, you can limit your search results to only films by clicking on “Videos” in the “Limit To:” box. 



The Library has a wide selection of titles in its film collection appropriate for you Halloween viewing.  Among the filmmakers represented are Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, the classic 1950s – 1970s horror films of the British Hammer Film Productions; as well as film versions of the novels of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and the works of Edgar Allan Poe (starring the legendary Vincent Price).  Of course, we also have the all-time classics: Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and favorite camp horror films such as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


When searching for Halloween-appropriate films, try using such subject headings in your search as:


Detective and mystery films

Disaster films

Dracula films

Fantasy films

Frankenstein films

Horror films

Science fiction films

Suspense films

Vampire films