Movies and Books for Halloween Lovers #BookDropsCLE

Happy Halloween! Welcome to another episode of Book Drops! What books and movies get you and the Halloween spirit? Don is joined by Michael from Cleveland Public Library to share some of their favorite ghoulish titles.

Michael Recommendations


  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle
  • Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe -70 Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones
  • There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children Until They Moved Back In; There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband and He Hanged Himself; There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her — Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • Ghoulardi: Inside Cleveland TV’s Wildest Ride by Tom Feran & RD Heldenfels


  • Hellraiser
  • House (1970’s Japanese film)

Don’s Reading Recommendations

  • Evangeline Walton’s Mabinogion series from the 1970s: Prince of Annwn, The Children of Llyr, Song of Rhiannon, Island of the Mighty
  • Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  • Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  • Gideon Falls by Jeff Lemire (writer) and Andrea Sorrentino (artist)
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll