Catch the Halloween Spirit

Admit it, you love this holiday as much as the kids do! To get in the mood, check out this list of scary movies, books and music.



Wait Until Dark
Enjoy a classic starring a very young Audrey Hepburn as a blind woman terrorized in her own apartment by a killer, played brilliantly by Alan Arkin. (Unrated)

The Shining
Talk about a terror trilogy: This film is the collaboration of writer Stephen King, actor Jack Nicholson and director Stanley Kubrick. (Rated R)

Interview with the Vampire
Be seduced by the sexy cast of this movie, based on the Anne Rice books. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas play fiends with fangs. (Rated R)


The Lottery and Other Stories
by Shirley Jackson
Revel in the nightmares of everyday life as rendered by a remarkable writer.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
You’ll be riveted by this elegant, witty and truly compelling comedy about a havoc-wreaking magician and his apprentice.

The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova
In this best-selling novel, a young historian searches for answers about her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate.


Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Halloween
The B-52’s, Sonic Youth, The Ramones and others interpret scary tunes.

Halloween Big Screen Thrillers
Get your party going to the theme songs of some of the scariest movies you’ve ever seen―Psycho, Jaws, The Exorcist and more.

Classics From the Crypt
Listen to macabre compositions from the great masters, such as Bach, Grieg and Liszt, performed by the country’s finest orchestras.