Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween in the Library

Australia may not be big on celebrating Halloween, but what better excuse to indulge in some films from the dark side? This post highlights some of the horrors in our collection that will have you leaving the lights on all night.
  • The invasion - A space shuttle burns up upon reentry causing debris to land across a wide area of the United States. Check Availability
  • Cloverfield - New York City is under attack from a Godzilla-like monster who stomps through midtown, destroying everything and everybody in sight. Check Availability
  • The Ring - It sounded like just another urban legend - a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days… until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape.(Hollywood version) Check Availability
  • Wolf Creek - A chilling, factually-based, story of three road-trippers in remote Australia, who are plunged into danger when they accept help from a friendly local. Check Availability
  • Constantine - Demon hunter John Constantine fights a new otherworld foe in the City of the Angels where spirit-world bounds have broken ... and all hell is breaking loose. Check Availability
  • Bad Boy Bubby - Locked in two rooms in an inner-city slum for 35 years Bubby has a universe which is only peopled with his mother, a feral cat and the cockroaches, until his father’s arrival allows/forces him to escape into the outside world. Check Availability
  • The grudge - A terrible supernatural curse, born of a grudge held by someone who died angry, passes from victim to victim like a virus. (Hollywood version) Check Availability
  • Psycho - Marion Crane, a secretary, is on the run after embezzling $40,000. Hiding in a deserted roadside motel, she is brutally murdered by Norman Bates. Overlooking the motel is a forbidding gothic mansion in which Bates and his "mysterious" mother reside. Marion’s sister, Lila, tries to find her and finds a horrible truth. Check Availability
  • Knife in the water - A married couple on their way to a sailing weekend invite a young hitchhiker to join them. In the confined space of the small yacht, macho rivalry and sexual tension soon turn to hostility and eventually violence. Check Availability
  • The others - Loosely based on Henry James "Turn of the Screw" this film features Fiona (Nicole Kidman) who, with her children, waits for her husbnad’s return from war in a secluded island mansion. After three mysterious servants arrive it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to this house than can be seen. Check Availability
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realises that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life. Check Availability
  • Eyes without a face - A doctor, guilty because he has disfigured his daughter in a car accident, tries to restore her beauty by kidnapping runaway girls, peeling off their faces and trying to graft them onto his daughter’s ruined features. Check Availability
  • The silence of the lambs – A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hope of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer. Check Availability
  • Nosferatu – Count Dracula decides to settle in Bremen so a local real estate agent sends his clerk to conduct the business. Strange and frightening things happen to both the clerk and his wife. Check Availability
  • Outbreak - Sam Daniels is an army virologist trying to starve off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. It knows no boundaries. It’s morality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it. Check Availability
  • Creature from the black lagoon - A scientific expedition to the upper reaches of the Amazon discovers a living amphibious missing link. The scientists drug and capture the creature, who becomes enamoured with the head scientist’s female assistant. Check Availability

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