Tis the season for horror books and horror movies. Halloween is approaching and it will be time to settle under the covers or in your favorite chair for a good scare. What do you prefer, terror on the page or terror on the screen?
Maybe you like horror books turned into films. If you do, you’re in the right place. Today I’m sharing a list of spine tingling pages to screamin’ on the screen: books turned into movies for Halloween.
From the classics to today, here is a list of films that have jumped from book to screen.
Carrie-This 1976 film is a classic. This story is about an outcast who gets the ultimate revenge on her bullies. This movie freaks me out every time I watch it. It is such a good movie because it translates from book to screen very well.
The Shining–Based on the novel by Stephen King about a man who takes his family to a hotel to spend the winter. A foreboding spiritual presence lingers and terror reigns. This movie is very creepy as a result of Jack Nicholson’s amazing performance.
The Silence of the Lambs-This movie is about a young FBI agent who is assigned to find a missing woman in order to save her from a psychotic serial killer that skins his victims.
Christine-This movie is about a high school student who buys a 1973 Plymouth Fury with an evil presence. He becomes obsessed with it and everything about him changes.
Pet Sematary-Behind a family’s home lies a secret that holds the power of life and death.
Candyman -Two college students summon an urban legend while studying for their thesis about an urban legend.
The Midnight Meat Train-A photographer who wants to improve his work witnesses a gang attack a young woman. Discovering the next morning that the woman is missing, he goes to the police station. He becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. Upon seeing the butcher on the train, starts his journey into the pit of darkness.
Rosemary’s Baby-This movie follows the story about a pregnant woman who believes an evil cult wants to take her baby and use it for their rituals.
Psycho-This classic is about a secretary on the run who checks into a remote motel run by a young man who is dominated by his mother.
Jaws–A giant, man eating shark keeps attacking on Amity Island.
Misery-A famous author is rescued by an avid fan after a car crash, only to begin a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
The Ring–Originally a Japanese horror film, this movie is about a killer video tape.
Hellraiser-This movie is about Cenobite, a nightmare inducing character.
The Woman In Black-Based on Susan Hill’s novella of the same name, this movie is about a man who visits an English town on business, only to find that a ghost is causing the children in the town to die.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter–Our former president is turned into a skilled vampire hunter. My husband read the book and loved it. We rented the movie and I actually liked it.
Let the Right One In-This is a Swedish film about a boy who befriends a vampire that moves to town.
If you are looking for chills and thrills, these suggestions will definitely delight. Grab a blanket and a snack and get ready for a Spooktacular time.