This October, join us for fangtastic films at The Seattle Public Library! Vampire Planet, a series of vampire films from around the world and across a century, will be screened from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

Films selected for the Library's Vampire Planet series were chosen for being stylish and sexy, haunting, thought provoking, terrifying and hilarious: these are the Stories of the Night.


Oct. 10 - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Director Ana Lily Amirpour’s stylish Iranian vampire western basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.

Oct. 17 - The Transfiguration. An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, director Michael O'Shea's brooding film of young love and dark obsession is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.

Oct. 24 - What We Do in the Shadows. Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s bloody hilarious mockumentary shows vampires struggling with the mundane – things like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Oct. 31 - Nosferatu. F.W. Murnau's 1922 film "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror" is perhaps the single most influential rendition of the vampire legend the world has ever known. Here for the first time we see time-honored conventions of the vampire genre, such as the idea that vampires burn when exposed to sunlight.

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