Scare yourself with horror movies

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Kat Cox has watched a lot of movies, and she knows she likes to be scared when she watches horror movies.

That might not be the best option for everyone, according to the Videoland employee.

The selection at the North Main Street video rental store provides a variety of Halloween flicks.

With a remake of “Carrie” in theaters, the original 1976 version has been a popular rental, Cox said.

Other favorites are movies featuring Halloween versions of favorite children’s characters, including Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, the dogs from “Air Buddies” and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In some cases, Videoland has the original movie tape. If a renter is without a VCR, a rental is available through the store. Each October, the store runs a special on its horror movie section.

“I think a lot of people like to get scared,” Cox said. “In real life, we don’t want to be, but it’s fun when it’s on the screen.”

She said she remembers her mother letting her and her siblings stay up late to watch scary movies on occasion. Parents with questions can feel free to approach staffers about any scary movies.

“We watch movies to go through all the different emotions, whether it’s a comedy or drama,” she said. “We definitely don’t want the younger children to have nightmares, though.”

One of the more recent movies she has watched is “The Conjuring,” which is about the haunting of a Rhode Island farmhouse. Employees usually watch many of the movies that come in, Cox said.

Parents are also called to make sure teens are allowed to rent movies with restrictions on them. The horror section is in a separate area to the side of the store.

Select Disney movies can be found at the display in the front of the store.

Here are some other movie picks for the Halloween season:

For the family

“Hocus Pocus,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” are some suggestions for the younger set.

The classics

“Halloween,” “Friday the 13th” and “Evil Dead” are perennial rentals during Halloween time. The store has been around so long that the original movies are there and can be compared to newer sequels. Each movie is numbered for cataloging purposes. The original “Evil Dead” is number 258, while the most recent release is number 10,568.


“Scary Movie” and “Vampires Suck” are a few of the spoof movies that can be found in the comedy section of the store for those looking for something a little lighter.

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