Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library

Lloyd Sealy Library

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Halloween Ghosts and Horror: streaming films from the Library collections

Photo of a seed packet, from short film "Chains"

What are you watching for Halloween?  Here are some suggestions from the Library’s collections.

SHORTS

Chains. (2009).  Dir. Lewis, S.  Ten minute prize winning horror/sci fi short.  Life underground in a dystopian future where the punishment for wasting water is death. 

Wild Rose. (2004).  Dir. Byoung-a, H.  In Korean, animated. Five minutes.  A girl meets her mother's ghost in a graveyard.

The Tell-Tale Heart. (1958). Dir. Yurdin, C.  23 minutes. A dramatic telling of Edgar Allan Poe’s story  performed by a single actor.   In black and white.

The Day of the Dead. (1999). Dir.  25 minutes, mostly English langauge.  The character Death shows us around a Mexican village and cemetery, where graves are decorated and turned into works of art, with flowers, personal objects, food, offerings and thousands upon thousands of candles. 

DOCUMENTARIES

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. (2019). Dir. Burgin, X.   African Americans and Hollywood horror movies. 

Birth of the Living Dead. (2013).  Dir. Kuhns, R.  About making Romero’s 1968 movie Night of the Living Dead.

FEATURE FILMS:

Vampire clay.  (2017).  Dir. Umezawa, S.  In Japanese.  A possessed pile of clay terrorizes students at an art school.  Comic-horror.

100 Bloody Acres. (2012).  Dir. Ryan, J. Two brothers in the Australian outback run an organic blood and bone fertilizer business using dead car crash victims, but lately supply has been running low… 

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal. (2013).  Dir. Dobbin, M. A cereal-obsessed art student turns into a ravenous sleepwalking cannibal at night… 

Alléluia. (2014). Dir. Du Welz, F.  A lonely-hearts serial killer.  From Belgium, in French.

The Tragedy of Macbeth(2016).  Dir. O'Brien, S. Stratford Festival production of the Shakespeare classic.  A witch-strewn horror of murderous ambition as Macbeth and his wife conspire to seize the throne of Scotland. 

The Phantom of the Opera.  (1925).  Dir. Chaney, L.  Silent film, black and white.  A disfigured madman falls in love with an opera understudy. 

Halley. (2013).  Dir. Hoffman, S. a night guard with a decomposing body. Scores high on the horror scale. A slow exploration of mortality, loneliness, despair.    In Spanish.   

FEATURES ONLY ON DVD

Get Out!  (2017).  Dir. Peele, J.   A black man goes to visit his white girlfriend’s family in the countryside; what can possibly go wrong?  Comic-horror.     DVD #1498.

A girl walks home alone at night. (2015).  Dir. Amirpour, A. Iranian vampire film.  DVD # 1507.

 

What horrors can you find in our video collections

 

Posted: 
October 31, 2019