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Dying for a Scary Story?

I’m sure that you’ve seen the signs by now. There are leaves on the ground, pumpkins on every doorstep, and ghost and bats aplenty adorn every house and hall. Halloween is just around the corner! There are many different ways to celebrate, from dressing up and going out to eating unholy amounts of candy in your dorm room, but no matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween, the Blough-Weis Library has a diverse selection of books and movies to get you into the spirit (no pun intended). 

If you’re interested in the classics, then the library has novels—both online and in the library—from Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft. Explore the Antarctic and encounter ancient monsters in At the Mountains of Madness or brave the hidden horrors of The Mist. If poetry is more your style, then you might seek out an anthology of the haunting poems of Edgar Allen Poe, instead.

If nonfiction or academic reading is more your style, then feel free to hit up the librarians and browse the shelves on the second floor. Among the stacks, you’ll find books such as Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers and Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton. 

Finally, if you feel like enjoying a horror movie with friends, then search out the video section on the bottom floor. There, you’ll find classics such as The Texas Chain Saw MassacreThe Bride of FrankensteinThe Shining, and many more!