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Weekend Reading: Chilling Titles for Halloween

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children3 sentences (more or less) about fascinating books (and movies!) that beg to be read (or watched!) in less than 3 days.*

Because midterms (and midterm grading duties) are not frightening enough the LRC staff has assembled a host of  supernatural books and movies to get you in the Halloween spirit. Ever wonder what happened to Joe Baldwin’s head or speculate on the nature of that strange circle of scorched earth near NC’s Harper’s Crossroads? Heard rumors of a fantastic circus that appears at nightfall only to be gone by the next morning? Are you a CSI fan who would like to know the strange truth behind forensic case histories? Check out the latest display at the LRC to find out more…if you dare.


  • A Discovery of Witches
  • A Tree Accurst
  • Boogers and Boo-Daddies
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
  • Ghost Cats
  • Ghost Cats of the South
  • Ghost Dogs of the South
  • Ghosts and Goosebumps
  • Haunted Asheville
  • Haunted Hills of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities
  • Haunted Wilmington
  • House of Leaves
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Monster Spotters Guide to North America
  • Real-Life X-Files
  • Spooky Campfire Tales
  • Spooky North Carolina
  • Spooky South
  • Stories from the Haunted South
  • Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South
  • Tar Heel Ghosts
  • The Alchemyst
  • The Fifty-Year Sword
  • The Legends and Lore of the Yadkin River Valley
  • The Maze Runner
  • The Mystery and Lore of Monsters
  • The Mystery Chronicles
  • The Night Circus
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
  • The Revolt and 28 More Original Uwharrie Ghost Stories


  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins
  • Dark Shadows
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Rear Window
  • The Rope
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Super 8
  • Vertigo
  • Young Frankenstein

*Individual times may vary due to factors such as calls coming from inside the house, things glimpsed out of the corner of one’s eye, or faint, persistent scratching at a nearby window . The LRC is not responsible for books not finished within the advertised 3 days. We do, however,  guarantee that our library staff finds each featured title compelling enough that it may cause readers to lose sleep or skip favorite TV shows in order to find out what happens next.



We are the librarians at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC. We offer great books, a variety of research & educational services, and a staff full of general awesomeness to the HCC and Haywood County communities.

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