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Spooky films shown in October


   The Jefferson County Library Community Film Center has lined up some spooky films for October.
   All films are free and are shown at the library's Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras. Refreshments are served at the evening performances.
   Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., "I, Robot" (PG 13). Set in 2035, robots are common assistants and workers for their human owners. This is the story of "robotophobic" Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner's investigation into a murder, in which a robot, appears to be implicated. If robots can break those laws, there's nothing to stop them from taking over the world. Aiding Spooner in his investigation is a psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, who specializes in the psyches of robots.
   Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., "The Thief Lord" (PG). In this children's matinee, Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious 13-year-old boy who calls himself "the Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being a part of this colorful new family and then the Thief Lord invites them on a magical adventure to a land of forgotten mysteries that will change their lives forever.
   Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., "House of Flying Daggers" (PG 13). During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. A police officer called Leo sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers." Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization.
   Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Hitchcock's "Psycho" (NR). This will be a Halloween party with special refreshments. Come in costume!
   In this horror film Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.