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Halloween Resources for Fun and Research

To celebrate Halloween, NYU Libraries has assembled this guide to scary books, films and music for fun or serious study.

Classic Scary Films for a Halloween Fright

The Avery Fisher Center (AFC) and our many streaming platforms have numerous scary films to brighten your Halloween and inspire your Halloween costume choices.  By no means an exhaustive list, here are some scary, or campy, Halloween classics available through the library. Take a chance on some that you may not be familiar with.

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Frankenstein two-ways via Drama Online

Check out the 2011 production(s) of Frankenstein from the National Theatre via Drama Online that was recorded through National Theatre Live on 17th March, 2011.

Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation in these performances of Danny Boyle's smash-hit production of Frankenstein.  

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.