Scary DVDs from the Collection

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By Nina Guzman

Here at the Law Library, we are big fans of Halloween. And what better way to celebrate the best holiday of the year than with a scary movie marathon! We compiled a selection of our spookiest, ookiest movies to get you in the spirit. The UGA Law Library is not responsible for any popcorn that you throw in the air.

Cape Fear (1962/1991) 
PN1997 .C374 2001  / PN1997 .C374 2005

This is a classic horror film that I recommend any movie fan to watch. A psychotic man is set free from jail and decides his mission in life is to torment and torture the lawyer who convicted him. Don’t let the black and white film strip fool you. The scares are just as good (if not better) than any movie in the theater today. The original is my favorite but the remake comes pretty close. A perfect selection for a late night double feature showing.

Devil’s Advocate
PN1997.D44 1998

Picture this: You’re a big shot young lawyer, and you get the opportunity of a lifetime to work for one of the best firms in the country. Downside: your boss is most likely, probably, definitely Satan. Add Al Pacino to the mix and all hell breaks loose.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
PN1997.E96 2005

Don’t you hate it when one day you’re a normal student walking around campus and you’re biggest worry is getting a good grade on your exam and the next thing you know you’re possessed by a demon. It’s the worst! This movie follows an attorney trying to understand if Emily Rose was sick or if she was overtaken by something far more sinister. 

In Cold Blood
PN1997.I455 2003

Based on the book by Truman Capote, the film follows Perry Smith and Dick Hicock, who in 1959 murdered a family of four in Kansas during a botched robbery. The director’s pursuit for accuracy is haunting as the film sets are the actual locations of the original events and the resemblance of the actors to the real life killers is uncanny. The more you watch, the more the lines between fiction and reality blur.

The Crucible
PN1997 .C8588 2011

Based on Arthur Miller’s incendiary 1953 play, we are taken back to the events that eventually led to the infamous witch trials in Salem. Are there actual witches terrorizing the small New England town? Or is it all a prank caused by a few frustrated teenagers? At the end of the film you might find the true menace are people’s own prejudices.

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