10 Horror and Thriller Movies You Can Stream Right Now

10 Horror and Thriller Movies You Can Stream Now!

While these are not entirely Halloween themed, they do put the chill in our spines, and that is what the season is about! These Movies can be found through our Koha Catalog and watched for free by Students, Alumni, and Staff alike! If you like these movies, browse through the sites to see the vast collection of movies, television shows, and documentaries at your fingertips. 

Swank Digital Campus
Swank Digital Campus provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. With over 25,000 films, documentaries, and tv shows, Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a  streaming resource both on and off-campus. 

Kanopy
Kanopy
streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. 

Crackle
Crackle is a free to use video entertainment network feature full-length movies, Tv-shows, and original programming. It is available on a wide variety of platforms including connected TVs, Mobile devices, Set-top Boxes , Video Game Consoles, and Online at Crackle.com. 

Hopefully, these movies won’t bring you too many nightmares!

Happy Halloween from your LAFS Library Team.

Eraserhead

In David Lynch’s “dream of dark and troubling things,” Henry is left alone in his apartment to care for his deformed baby and has a series of strange encounters with the beautiful girl across the hall and the woman living in his radiator.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty.

The story is about a 12-year-old girl that is possessed by a mysterious entity, and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Funny Games

Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, FUNNY GAMES spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men.

In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre’s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for the atrocity.

Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Night of the Living Dead

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

Rosemary's Baby

A young woman in NYC fears she is beset by evil during a bizarre pregnancy. As she falls increasingly ill, she grows terrified at the prospect that her outwardly benevolent neighbors aren’t who they appear to be.

The Shining

A writer takes a job as a winter caretaker at an isolated (and haunted) hotel. After he and his family move in for the winter, the hotel’s spirits slowly drive the writer mad.

The Silence of the Lambs

he Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme from a screenplay written by Ted Tally, adapted from Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name.

US

Us is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. The film follows Adelaide Wilson (Nyong’o) and her family, who are attacked by a group of menacing doppelgängers.

Strangers on a Train

Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic suspense tale–widely considered one of the master’s best works–tapping into the evil that lies hidden just beneath the surface of each of us. When two strangers–tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger), whose wife will not grant him a divorce, and wealthy but deranged young Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), who wants to be rid of his father–happen to meet on a train from Washington to New York, the conversation casually turns to a possibly perfect crime: what if each committed murder for the other? There is nothing to connect the two men. No apparent motive for either killing.

When the trip ends, Guy believes the conversation was hypothetical, and that he will never see Bruno again. Then his wife is murdered . . . and Bruno returns for payback. Hard-boiled crime novelist Raymond Chandler co-wrote the screenplay of this film adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Ring

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

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Featured Collections: Scripts

Library Featured Collections: Script Databases

The Library has over 6,000 screenplays and other related theatre plays, treatments, and storyboards accessible online and some physical copies at the Library. Another way to view more scripts is through the Alexander Street Press database which hosts a collection of classic screenplays. Start reading today!

View the instructions below on how to access and search for electronic scripts in Koha. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff! Please remember to login with your lafilm.edu email to be able to access.

Featured Collections: Variety Insight

Library Featured Collections: Variety Insight Database

Variety Insight database contains priceless information individuals use to gain knowledge on industry professionals, companies, demographics, logistics  and projects both past, present and future. 

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Only 50 concurrent can be on the site at one time. If limit is reached you will need to wait and try again until the next available seat is open.

Featured Collections: Streaming Video Databases

Library Featured Collections: Streaming Video Databases

Discover electronic videos (eVideos) for your assigned class or browse through the many film collections in Kanopy or Swank Digital Campus platforms. Start watching today!

View the instructions below on how to access and search for electronic videos in Kanopy. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff! Please remember to login with your lafilm.edu email to be able to access.

Featured Collections: Audio & Music Databases

Library Featured Collections: Audio & Music Databases

The Library has a few Music & Audio databases that patrons can browse, learn, stream, and download such music related and audio effects for their school assignments or for personal projects. Start listening today!

View the instructions below on how to access and search through Pro Sound Effects database. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff!

Featured Collections: EBSCOhost Databases

Library Featured Collections: EBSCOhost Databases

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Many of these EBSCOhost  collection contains Academic, Business, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Film and Television Literature, and Regional Business News.  The databases have full text articles from more than 2,100 journals. Start your research today!

View the instructions below on how to log into any of the EBSCOhost databases and how to do a search. This resource is available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff!

Featured Collections: LinkedIn Learning Database

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Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Visit LinkedIn Learning today to get access to thousands of online videos!

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July 2020 Collection Highlights

July 2020 Collection Highlights

Inclusion is a hallmark of the LAFS Library’s Core beliefs. We do our best to spotlight creators from all countries, backgrounds, and cultures. To highlight issues currently affecting our world, we have curated a list of the films that shine a light on racial injustices and inequality. 

You can watch it online (either free or paid) or read the scripts via our Koha catalog!  

The 13th

The 13th Amendment  abolished slavery in 1865, which is used as the title in DuVernay’s documentary. It follows the history from slavery through to the mass incarceration of Black people in the United States. The documentary shows why people have been calling for police reform.

Da 5 Bloods

Another Spike Lee Original: Four African American veterans return to Vietnam years after the war ends to find treasure and their Squad Leader’s remains. 

Blackkklansman

Based on the Memoir from Ron Stallworth, the first African American Detective in the Colorado Spring Police Department. Spike Lee tells the tale of how Stallworth wants to do the impossible: Infiltrate and Expose the Klu Klux Klan. 

The Black Godfather

A documentary film that tells the story of Clarence Avant, a music executive whose presence in music, film, TV and Politics is profound and infamous, though few outside of these circles might know his name. The Behind the scene style documentary is told by the people who worked with him. 

Moonlight

Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished, Semi-autobiographical play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, Moonlight depicts a coming of age story of a black man that is guided by the support, love and kindness that his community provides. 

If Beale Street Could Talk

Based on the 1974 Novel by James Baldwin,  Beale Street depicts the love story of Tish and Alonzo and how a community supports them when Alonzo is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit and the fight to prove his innocence. 

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

A Episodic series looking into the creation of the Wu-Tang Clan from their formative years and how they became a world wide phenomenon and a house hold name. 

Do The Right Thing

Do the Right Thing is about one tragic day in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. A story about Race and Police Brutality. Dramatic, poignant, insightful, and a little funny.

Freedom Riders

A documentary of the activists in the 1960’s who rode buses through the south to challenge the non-enforcement of desegregating buses, and who were often met with violence.  

Fruitvale Station

The story of Oscar Grant, who was shot by police in Oakland, California. Won multiple awards at Sundance Film Festival 

Get Out

An Oscar winning horror movie about a black man who goes to his girlfriends home to meet her family and finds that nothing is as it seems. An interesting and insightful look into racial issues.    

I'm Not Your Negro

A documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and based on James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember this house. I’m not your Negro takes a look at historic racism through the eyes of civil rights leaders

Malcolm X

The story of Malcolm x’s career, incarceration, conversation, the controversies around him, and his eventual assassination. Starring Denzel Washington and directed by Spike Lee

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

This documentary series follows the 2012 shooting of Trayvon martin by George Zimmerman, and the rise of the BLM movement.

Seven Seconds

A Netflix series that tells a story of a police officer who tries to cover up the death of a young black boy and his mothers’ fight for the truth. 

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement

A documentary takes us step by step through events that led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Activists, leaders, journalists, celebrities and scholars talk about their experiences and how it led to their involvement in the BLM movement.

Sorry to Bother You

An alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., where a Cassius Green, a telemarketer finds the key to material glory. As he begins to rise in the ranks, those that he works with and loves fight against corporate oppression, and Cassius must make a choice.

* Please note you must be signed into your LAFILM Google Account in order to view the script upon clicking the “SCRIPT IN KOHA” link. 

** Please also note that some streaming platforms require you to sign into your account (may be free or paid subscription) and/or may no longer be available for viewing.

Resources

During this time of unrest and change, we wanted to provide resources for those in our community who are looking how to help the Black Lives Matter protests or those who may be in need of resources. 

How to Help the BLM Movement when you don’t know where to start. 

How to Login to Koha Library Catalog

How to Login and Search in Koha Library Catalog

You will need a LAFS Library Account in order to login to do more such as, adding library items to your wishlist or cart, placing holds, paying late/lost fines, renewing your borrowed items online, and more! 

If you follow the instructions below but still have trouble logging in, please email lafslibrary@lafilm.edu.

For more information and instructions about how to use our library catalog (Koha), please visit the Tutorials page. In addition, ByWater Solutions provides instructions and tutorial videos about the functionality of the library system here.