Horror Movies

I am a horror movie fiend. I love all different genres – slashers, zombies, hauntings, you name it. While recent years have seen great new releases like Midsommar, Hereditary and House of the Devil, I will always love older horror. Below is a sampling of movies from Hoopla Digital that are guaranteed to make you shake with fright and delight! Stay tuned for more scary movies, when I bring you my list of international horror. 

House on Haunted Hill

A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people if they last all night trapped in the haunted house he rented for the party he’s throwing for his fourth wife. When you consider that the millionaire is played by Vincent Price and that the film is directed by Schlock master William Castle, you can bet that everyone’s in for a long, bumpy night! This super shocker of the century was a smash hit upon its 1959 release. For architecture buffs, the home used for the exteriors of the haunted house was actually designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924!

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead opens with chaos-the brains of the recently deceased have become mysteriously reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. While visiting their father’s grave, Barbra and her brother Johnny are attacked by a strange shuffling man. Barbra runs into a farmhouse where she encounters Ben, and they must find a way to save themselves from the horde of zombies. Hailed as one of the most influential horror films of all time, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is inspirational, thought-provoking, and, most importantly, terrifying!

The Hills Have Eyes

The Carters are an all-American family on their way to California when their car breaks down far from civilization in the remote southwestern desert. But they are not alone. Watching from the hills is a very different kind of clan, a family of marauding inbred cannibals with an unspeakable taste for human flesh and monstrous brutality. In the nightmare that follows, what depravities must this wholesome family endure to survive? And in a primal wasteland ruled by lust and rage, who will become the most shocking savages of all?

Children of the Corn

A young couple find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children. But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields. 

Nosferatu

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau. Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws — perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.

Hellraiser

From horror master Clive Barker comes this chilling nightmare featuring the first appearance of the hideous, demonic Pinhead. When Kirsty Cotton’s family moves into their ancestral home, they are terrorized by the resurrected corpse of her uncle, who requires the flesh of murdered innocent victims in order to become whole and alive again. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, Hellraiser will haunt your dreams.

The Last Man on Earth

Dr. Robert Morgan is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now…or so it seems.

Halloween

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

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Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Here is a list of voting and election related resources and important dates, so you are well prepared for the upcoming elections.

Dates to Remember

October 5: Commencement of mailing of mail-in ballots for all registered voters

October 13: Voter registration deadline (21 days before the election)

October 23: Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail

October 23: Mailing of sample ballots

October 30: Deadline for application to receive mail-in ballots by electronic means for qualified overseas civilian and military voters

November 3: General Election

November 3: Deadline for post office receipt of mail-in ballots and in person submission of mail-in ballots to County Boards of Election

November 10 by 8:00 p.m.: Deadline for receipt of timely mailed postmarked mail-in ballots to County Boards of Election

Election Timeline: https://nj.gov/state/elections/assets/pdf/chrons/2020-chron-general-election-0828a.pdf

Voting Resources

Hotlines

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)

Check if you are registered to vote

Register to vote

Vote by mail

Track your ballot (you must create an account)

Request an absentee ballot

Party Affiliation Declaration

Provisional ballots

Military and overseas voting

Useful Websites

  • ACLU Voting Rights
  • Can I Vote  National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Created by state election officials with up-to-date national & state-by-state information. Sections: Voter Registration, Find Your Polling Place, Valid Forms of ID, Absentee and Early Voting, Election Official Directory
  • CIRCLE Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (Tufts) provides info about voter registration numbers, barriers; oriented toward young people
  • COVID-19 election resources
  • Essex County Board of Elections
  • Fair Elections Center National nonpartisan election reform and voting rights organization
  • Federal Election Commission Information about federal election campaign finance law and compliance.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Project Absentee voting assistance and verification for service members & their families and overseas citizens. Plus, links to state/territory-specific election & legislative websites.
  • League of Women Voters Voter registration & voting info for 50 states, candidate info
  • NJ Voter Information Portal
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  • Project Vote Smart Sample Ballots by Zip Code. Elected Officials & Candidates voting records, interest group ratings, speeches, campaign contributions, and contact information, current and past ballot measures by date & issue
  • A Starting Point  A civic engagement video-based app that helps voters better understand the issues of the day.
  • Rock the Vote Dedicated to building the political power of young people,  Register to vote, check your registration status, and more.
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission Support and information for election administrators
  • US Vote Foundation Registration & information, FAQs by state and topic,.
  • Usa.Gov Voting Registration & information, Election Day resources, election laws, results,process, and history; State & local Election Offices; FAQs
  • Vote 411
  • Vote.org – New Jersey Election Center Information and deadlines for absentee voting, early voting, and election day.
  • VoteRiders offers free assistance for any eligible voter who encounters barriers to securing his or her ID to vote, including financial and legal help obtaining underlying documents like birth certificates, change of name documentation, etc.

NJ Elections app: Available on Android and Apple devices

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

  • Federal Election Commission
    Information about federal election campaign finance law and compliance.
  • Open Secrets
    Nonpartisan information about the influence of money on politics.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Sample Ballots by Zip Code. Elected Officials & Candidates voting records, interest group ratings, speeches, campaign contributions, and contact information, current and past ballot measures by date & issue

Population-Specific information and Resources