Of course you come to the Mudd to calm your fears. Every day, students stop by the Reference Desk for assistance in navigating our seemingly- infinite electronic resources, to set up a research appointment to delve more deeply into an overwhelming project or a looming paper, or to simply study among the safety of our stacks. But when it’s time to put that paper or project aside for the day, and darkness creeps over campus, blanketing the Mudd in shadow, horror fanatics and Halloween fans can also stop by to incite their fears!
We have a wide array of horror films, available for check-out, that are perfect for getting into the spooky spirit of the Halloween season. Check-out all-time favorites like Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, the Friday the 13th series, Poltergeist, The Little Shop of Horrors, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Classic horror films like Dracula (we have three versions!), Frankenstein, The Birds, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Shining are also available. Spine-chilling television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, and The Walking Dead can also be found in the media center, as well as contemporary hair-raisers such as American Psycho, Scream, House of Wax, and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
Perhaps your constitution is a tad too delicate to bear subjecting yourself to films from the traditional horror genre. If so, check out the hilarious Shaun of the Dead, a zombie-filled romantic comedy for the most timid of Halloween celebrants. And if the mere thought of watching a scary movie in your dorm room has you filled with dread, take advantage of one of five viewing rooms available on the first floor and creep yourself out in the peaceful sanctuary of the Mudd, where zombies are generally not allowed.
Check out our scary movie Pinterest board to see more of the horror films that we have available for a 7-day circulation period, and as All Hallows’ Eve approaches, gather up some friends to get petrified at the Mudd!