THE Blair Witch will haunt Stirling’s historic Tolbooth as the building offers the perfect spot to watch some iconic Halloween witch movies.

The former jail and courthouse is the scene of many gruesome tales, and it will showcase some modern takes on tales of witchcraft and evil in the run up to Halloween.

The movie screenings are part of a variety of witch-themed events that Stirling Council is hosting this year, including a free two-week exhibition dedicated to Stirling’s history with witch accusations and a family friendly lantern parade.

There will be several film screenings in the Tolbooth, beginning with the Witch Finder General on October 26, Hocus Pocus on October 27 and The Blair Witch Project on Halloween night.

Convenor of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, councillor Chris Kane, said: “Stirling’s own history is rich in tales of alleged witchcraft and our Halloween celebrations, from the family lantern parade through to the Witching Hour exhibition, will delve deep into our past to bring these tales back to life.

“These movies offer a different take on the history of witch accusations, showcasing the culture of fear and panic over witchcraft that also spread across America and England, while delivering thrills and chills for all the family.”

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