Libraries and Librarians in Horror Movies

 Who would have thought that libraries and librarians would make such good subjects for horror films?!  How many of these have you seen?

The Horror of Dracula (1958)

Jonathan Harker, the Count’s new librarian makes it his missions to rid the world of Dracula’s evil…

Ghostbusters (1984)

The ghost of Eleanor Twitty is not a librarian to be meddled with!Library-Ghost-1

The Church (1989)

Instead of organising the book collection in a gothic cathedral, Ethan unleashes an ancient evil which possesses the librarian…

It (1990)

The town librarian is terrorized by a murderous, terrifying clown…

necronomiconNecronomicon (1993)

While researching in a monastery library, H. P. Lovecraft finds a  rare copy of The Necronomicon which can unleash a monster…

The Ninth Gate (1999)

A rare book dealer is on the hunt for a demon text which has the power to raise the devil…

The Mummy (1999)Evelyn-The-Mummy-rachel-weisz-24075005-1280-925

Evy Carnahan the adventureous librarian joins an expedition to find the ancient city of Hamunaptra where they inadvertantly awaken a Mummy…

TheOff-Season (2004)

A library assistant checks into a haunted hotel room and is plagued by ghosts of previously murdered guests…

Chainsaw Sally (2004)

Sally Diamon is an unassuming librarian by day, and a vengeful serial killer by night…

All About Evil (2010)

Another unassuming librarian with a murderous alter-ego… all about evil

Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

Six prep school kids from serve an all-day detention in the school’s haunted library….

10 Haunted Libraries Around the World

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10 Haunted Libraries Around the World

October 12th, 2012

by Ellyssa Kroski

Since the first post, 10 Haunted Libraries of the US was so popular, I thought an international edition was in order.

Here are 10 more haunted libraries throughout the world.

The Marsh Library, Dublin

  1. Raby Castle, Durham, England.

    Sir Henry Vane the Younger, who was beheaded for treason in 1662 haunts this castle library. His headless torso has been reported to appear on the library’s desks! More coverage here.

  2. Marsh’s Library, Dublin Ireland

    The first public library in Ireland was founded in 1701 by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638–1713)
    who is said to haunt the building to this day. He has been seen wandering among the shelves and rummaging through volumes looking for a lost letter from his niece. More coverage here.

  3. Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, England

    The gothic library of the National Trust Hall of Felbrigg in Norfolk, England is said to be haunted by William Windham III, an 18th-century scholar and close friend of lexicographer Samuel Johnson. More coverage here.

  4. State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

    Security guards at this State Library have reported many ghostly haunts including a children’s librarian named Grace, a mustachioed gentleman who wanders the music stacks, as well as glowing balls of light and various poltergeist phenomena. More coverage here.

  5. Kimberley Africana Library, Northern Cape South Africa.

    The first librarian, Bertrand Dyer committed suicide by swallowing arsenic and is said to remain here, haunting the special collection. Footsteps of the former librarian can be heard pacing from room to room. More coverage here.

  6. Morelia Public Library, Michoacán Mexico

    A ghostly nun wearing blue has been reportedly seen by library staff in this 16th century building. the restless spirt’s footsteps can be heard throughout the library. More coverage here.

  7. Rammerscales House, Lockerbie, Dumfries, Scotland

    James Mounsey, the former owner of this 18th century estate is said to haunt the library within. The ghostly apparition was so active during World War II that stendents who lived there at the time preferred to sleep in the stables. More coverage here.

  8. Bristol Central Library, Bristol, England

    This reference library is said to be haunted by a gray-robed monk who haunts Bristol Cathedral next door. He is said to visit the adjacent library to consult theological books. More coverage here.

  9. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    The ghost of a man in an old-fashioned coat haunts the sixth floor of this university library. He is said to meet the gaze of those who speak to him and then promptly disappear. More coverage here.

  10. Blackheath Library, St. John’s Park, London England

    The library in this former vicarage haunted by the spirit of Elsie Marshall (1869–1895), the woman who lived and grew up in the house. It’s been reported that lights go on when there’s no one inside the building and people have felt her presence brush past them when they enter. More coverage here.