Scary Screen Reads

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time for horror stories. When it comes to movie adaptations based on books, there are a few available.

Scary

What’s New

From the King of Horror, Stephen King, there are lots movie adaptations to choose from. Lisey’s Story is one of the latest, a mini-series on Apple TV+. There is an IMDB list of 50 more possibilities for Stephen King movie adaptations, with The Shining, Misery, and Carrie at the top!

Adam Nevill is a writer who is new to me, with two to choose from: The Ritual from 2017 is currently on Netflix, and No One Gets Out Alive is a new one.

There’s Someone Inside Your House is a new movie release coming to Netflix October 6th, based on the young adult novel by Stephanie Perkins. (a list of more young adult horror books here)

Did You Know?

Perhaps you know that The Exorcist is based on the book by William Peter Blatty. Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is based on a book by Robert Bloch? The Birds is based on a story by Daphne DuMaurier.

One of the scariest movies ever in my opinion, The Silence of the Lambs, is based on a book by Thomas Harris. Red Dragon and Hannibal are equally creepy.

Watch Interview with the Vampire, based on the book by Ann Rule.

Watch Bird Box, based on the book by Josh Malerman.

You is a Netflix series based on the book by Caroline Kepnes.

The Classics

Read Dracula by Bram Stoker at Gutenberg.org. Watch the 1931 classic movie with Bella Lugosi.

Read the ebook of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley at Gutenberg.org. Watch the 1931 classic movie with Boris Karloff.

Read The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe at Gutenberg.org. Watch The Raven (or the 1935 version with Boris Karloff and Bella Lugosi) and The Lighthouse based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

Read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving at Gutenberg.org. The movie at IMDB.

How many scary screen reads have you read and/or watched? Try the List Challenge!

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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