Library October Film/TV Picks

October Movie and Television Picks!

Here are some of your librarian’s favorite movies and television shows that inspire us for the spookiest time of the year.  

Carlee's Top Picks

Its October! Which means it’s the most frightful time of the year. I love everything about fall- the changing seasons, the colors, the pumpkins, the horror movies – everything! Mostly I love October because I can finally let my spooky flag fly! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I enjoy watching horror movies and everything halloween related on Netflix or Hulu when I get the chance.


Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

The Blair Witch Project

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Trick 'r Treat

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Here are some other picks from Carlee:

Howl's Moving Castle

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Eduardo's Top Picks

Now that the best season of the year has finally begun, I think its important to enjoy this time with some spooky films. Although, I have never been one for gore in horror I do quite enjoy some spooky films. The films I have chosen are more family friendly however because these are the films and shows I enjoy watching with family and friends during the spooky season. Perhaps you will also enjoy watching my film recommendations with family and friends!

The Little Vampire

A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.

The Little Vampire 3D

The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and – vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and humor packed battle against their adversaries, and together they save Rudolph’s family and become friends.

Godzilla: King of Monsters

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Here are some more picks from Eduardo:

The Craft

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.


Two brothers follow their father’s footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

Georgina's Top Picks

October is my personal favorite  month because of the change of season! Nights tend to be longer, plenty of beauty from the changing leaves, and it’s the start of the Holiday season. 

If you like the spookiness of October, then you will love my Film and TV recommendations for the month. My top movie is Taika Waititi’s film “What We Do in the Shadows.” This is a hilarious mockumentary that follows three Vampires that try to cope with the complexities of a modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead. Waititi even made a TV series based on the film that is currently available on Hulu. Very funny and spooky stuff, highly recommend!!

What We Do In The Shadows

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.


Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.


The Twilight Zone

An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

Here are some other picks from Georgina:


A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.


A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”.

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