Need a suggestion for something sinister to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an eye-widening ebook or fiendish audiobook? Try some of our Spooktacular Staff Picks during the month of October to find what some of the other ghouls are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

The Skeleton Key [DVD]

Not everything is as it seems on the bayou. That is what Caroline finds out when she goes to work caring for Ben, an elderly man who has, according to his wife, suffered a stroke. Given a skeleton key of the large house they inhabit, Caroline discovers a room filled with the markings of hoodoo. Violet, Ben's seemingly distant wife, claims the items must've been left by previous occupants, but Caroline is not convinced. Watch "The Skeleton Key" to join her as she embarks on a treacherous journey of discovery that could be her own undoing.

If The Skeleton Key interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different spooktacular Staff Pick.