It’s Halloween time! Here in the Midwest that means taco night, sweaters under costumes, and creepin’ around the library looking for spooky stories.
What’s hiding in the next aisle?
You just never know.
Here’s are Traverse Area District Library staff’s creepiest recommendations. Find them today before Halloween is over and your creepy creeping around the stacks becomes suspicious instead of festive.
Julie K: “The book Helter Skelter creeped me out so badly in high school. I was reading it while babysitting and had to call my parents to come over I was so scared.”
Aaron: For a new movie-Jenifer Kent’s The Babadook Modern horror classic! Old movies: Dario Argento’s Suspiria. High brow Ero horror… deeply spooky! And Tobe Hooper’s classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the least gory and most genuinely terrifyingly movie you will ever love!
Mary: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston…. some things are better left unknown!
Kathryn: Crooked Tree by Robert Charles Wilson. The U.P. and deranged bears. (U.P. is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for those non-Michiganders.
Bruce: Twitter for Dummies scares the hell out of me.
Karen P.: Oldie, but kept me from opening my closet door for years: Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn.
Christopher: Game of Thrones. It was wonderful and interesting and then the violence just kept ramping up till I couldn’t watch.
Julie: Stephen King’s IT. Clowns and spiders should not appear together. EVER!
Also, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. Little hairy creatures that only come out in dark rooms and tried to drag you to the cellar into a chimney that was, what I truly believe today, the gateway to Hell. Still sleep with lights on when alone, and avoid basements whenever possible. Famous line : in a whisper: “We want you, we want you”! Scarred me for life.
Jill: Without a doubt, Milton Berle creeps me out more than most anyone. Mostly it’s the eyebrows and the lopsided grin, or maybe it’s his obnoxious demeanor.
Sarah: Nothing creeps me out like American Horror Story even though I continue to watch season after season. The show has gotten into some weird stuff over the years, but rubber suits and candy bowls made out of skulls can scar a person for life.
Gail: Psycho still makes me cringe just thinking about the sounds and the blood going down the drain.
Matt: The 1981 film, Clash of the Titans. Stop-motion animation of monsters from Greek mythology may seem hokey now, but back in the day: kinda creepy!
Amy: The Pilo Family Circus. An awesome indie book. Totally recommend it!
Now, are we creepin’ or are we creepin’? Bam.
Happy Halloween everyone!