For the month of October, the Bayonne Free Public Library will show children Halloween movies.
The movies will be shown on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the 2nd floor gallery of the library. After watching one of the movies, attendees can visit the children’s room to take a book home to read with your family.
On Saturday, October 8, the library will screen “Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford’s Big Halloween.” The 2006 movie is not rated, and the running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Kooky ghosts, spooky costumes and leaf piles are all part of the fun when Clifford and friends share in fall festivities on Birdwell Island.
On Saturday, October 15, the library will show “The Haunted Mansion.” The 2003 movie is rated PG, and the running time is 1 hour and 28 minutes. A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
On Saturday, October 22, the library will show “Beetlejuice.” The 1988 flick is rated PG, and the running time is 1 hour and 32 minutes. The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
On Saturday, October 29, the library will screen “Rugrats Halloween.” The 2011 movie is not rated, and the running time is 1 hour and 3 minutes. It’s Halloween, and Angelica has convinced the babies that whatever they’re dressed as on Halloween, they’ll turn into the day after.
Stephen King movie marathon
In addition to those children’s movies, the library also has some screenings for adults.
A marathon of Stephen King movies will be shown throughout October. The movies will be shown on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor gallery of the library. After watching one of the movies, guests are invited to visit the library’s Stephen King’s collection of books and take one home.
On Wednesday, October 5, the library will screen “It.” The 2017 movie is rated R with a running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes, and stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, and Finn Wolfhard. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry in their small Maine town.
On Thursday, October 6, the library will show “It: Chapter Two.” The 2019 movie is rated R with a running time is 2 hours and 49 minutes, and stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
On Wednesday, October 12, the library will screen “Children of the Corn.” The 1984 movie is rated R with a running time of 1 hour and 32 minutes, starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, and R.G. Armstrong. A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.
On Thursday, October 13, the library will show “Pet Sematary.” The 1989 film is rated with a running time of 1 hour and 43 minutes, starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne. After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
On Wednesday, October 19, the library will screen “Christine.” The 1983 movie is rated R with a running time of 1 hour and 50 minutes, starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, and Alexandra Paul. A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
On Thursday, October 20, the library will show “The Shining.” The 1980 film is rated R with a running time of 2 hours and 26 minutes, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
On Wednesday, October 26, the library will show “Misery.” The 1990 movie is rated R with a running time of 1 hour and 47 minutes, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, and Richard Farnsworth. After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
On Thursday, October 27, the library will screen “Cujo.” The 1983 film is rated R, with a running time of 1 hour and 33 minutes, starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Danny Pintauro. A friendly St. Bernard contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Lastly, for those that dare to leave their house on Halloween on Monday, October 31, they can go to the library to watch the thrill-seeking movie, “Halloween Kills.” It will be shown at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 2021 movie is rated R with a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak. The surviving victims of Michael Myers form a vigilante mob and vow to end his reign of terror after they discover that he is still alive.
For more information, go to bayonnelibrary.org.
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