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Get in the Halloween Mood With These Titles from Hoopla

Nothing screams Halloween like watching a bunch of scary movies with your best ghoulfriends. We’ve compiled a list of frightful flicks from hoopla, a free digital media service that offers thousands of movies, TV shows, and music titles (all free with your Niles-Maine library card), that are sure to get your blood pumping.

Most of these movies are too spooky for the kiddos, but hoopla offers tons of family-friendly movies, books, and music to choose from.

For a Classic

Susperia, 1977: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

For a Good Laugh

What We Do in the Shadows, 2015: 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.

For Romantic Vibes

My Boyfriend’s Back, 1993: Johnny is a nobody that harbors an unattainable crush on the town beauty, Missy McCloud. Trying to save her during a robbery, Johnny dies as he asks Missy for a date. To prove that true love never dies, Johnny comes back from the grave — determined to go through hell and back just to keep his date with Missy.

For the Tough Girl

Final Girl, 2015: Veronica, a teenage girl who’s new to town is lured out into the woods by a group of senior boys who hunt and kill girls for sport. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and killing these boys is her final test…and the hunters become the hunted.

For Vampire Fans

Summer of Blood, 2014: Lazy, socially oblivious and commitment-shy Erik Sparrow, gets dumped by his career-woman girlfriend. Feeling lost, he turns to online dating that eats away at his confidence until a lanky vampire turns him into an undead lady-killer.

For an Incredible Twist

The Others, 2001: While awaiting her husband’s return from war, Grace and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. Then, when three mysterious servants arrive, it becomes frighteningly clear that there is far more to this house than meets the eye.

Grab a treat, snuggle under the covers, and get your scare on with these amazing horror films on hoopla!

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