A sociology student gathers several friends at the local library on Halloween night to help him create a new urban legend with deadly consequences; Lily is in for a late night of researching and needs something to keep her going. It isn't until she's approached by a stranger that her luck may change - for the worse; a typical night of work for a librarian becomes a classic ghost story with a modern twist. Sometimes you can't keep a bad book down; Sidney is allowed to stay after hours to study for a test. It's not until she awakens in the darkened library that she realizes the truth of what lurks among the books after midnight. She better pray she doesn't become the prey; Paige faces regrets that she'd do anything to take back. When an ancient and arcane spell book falls into her lap, she decides to make a grave decision. Be careful what you wish for, it might just kill you.
Some libraries make a killing!
Did You Know?
While many reviewers have pointed out the stairwell scene in Encyclopedia Satanica as being a callback to The Shining. Co-writer/director Nathan Thomas Milliner actually added that to the script because upon his first location scout at the library he fell in love with the visual potential of the front lobby and the dual staircases. He realized those stairs would look great on screen and needed to utilize them at some point. He also wanted to spread the characters out, get them away from the front desk. See more