Treat the Teens this Halloween

Creep kids out with Halloween-themed books, movies and music.

MOVIES

The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
Keep older kids entertained for hours (11 hours and 12 minutes, to be exact) with all seven Elm Street flicks, featuring indestructible―and badly manicured―dream demon Freddy Krueger. (Rated R)

The Craft: Special Edition
Four teenage witches combine forces to purge their angst and gain their own kind of popularity. A teen cult fave! (Rated R)

The Blair Witch Project
Keep telling them it’s only a movie as three college film students set off into the woods to discover the truth about a legendary mystical power. This 1999 faux documentary will have them on the edge of the couch. (Rated R)

Twilight
The first installment of this mega-series, it's hard not to get hooked on the love story between vampire Edward and mortal Bella. (Rated PG 13)

BOOKS

Blue Bloods
by Melissa de la Cruz
Kids will bite into this haunting tale of a New York City high school girl who finds out she may be descended from vampires.

Scary Stories: The Complete 3-Book Collection
by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammel
You’ll inspire terror in younger teens with three volumes of hair-raising folklore. Tales run the gamut from silly to weird to downright menacing.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies
by Edward Gorey
Introduce teens to the goriness of Gorey, whose poems and painstaking illustrations combine nursery rhymes with tales from the crypt.

MUSIC

Scary Movie: Music That Inspired the Soundtrack
Bust a move to the tunes that helped spawn the crazy film comedy franchise. Tupac, Black Eyed Peas and Public Enemy all supply songs.

Halloween Hootenanny
Give the night a rockabilly twist! Indie artists like the Reverend Horton Heat, Rocket From the Crypt, Los Straitjackets and Rob Zombie make ghastly contributions to this collection of 19 tunes. 

Party on! Halloween Sound Effects
Fill your house with supernasty noises such as evil laughter, creaking doors, breaking bones, heavy breathing―even a complete alien invasion. The sinister CD features 60 sounds in all.