Horror Movies based on Books!

It’s Spooky Season! Time to kick off the Halloween celebration with a scary movie night! Here are five Horror movies based on books that are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine!

The Ritual by Adam Nevill

When four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, their adventure quickly turns into a nightmare that may cost them their lives. Directed by David Bruckner, it’s an outdoor adventure you won’t forget!

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

A multi-award-winning movie based on the second book of the Hannibal Lecter series, Silence of the Lambs is a brilliant yet subtly disturbing story about an FBI cadet (Clarice Starling) who gets to interview the world’s most dangerous serial killer. The cast is perfect, the visuals are stunning, and it’s definitely one to add to your collection!

Candyman by Clive Barker

“Be my Victim” is one of the most iconic lines of this legend-come-to-life story, and Tony Todd is the embodiment of Candyman, an iconic horror villain. Based on The Forbidden, a short story by Clive Barker, Candyman offers plenty of blood, gore, and terror for the most avid horror watcher.

Woman in Black by Susan Hill

A classic ghost story about a haunted house, a village curse, and a vengeful Woman in Black, this gothic thriller follows the book by Susan Hill and promises enough thrills and chills to keep you awake all night long!

Psycho by Robert Bloch

One of the most iconic horror movies in Hollywood history, Psycho is the story of Norman Bates, a seemingly-innocent man who runs a hotel in the middle of nowhere. However, not everyone is who they seem- a lesson Marion Crane soon learns after booking a room for the night. Based on the book by Robert Bloch and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it’s a classic adventure that everyone should experience!

Bonus: For the Kids

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

After moving to a new house, Coraline finds a secret door that leads to another world where all her dreams come true. Her “other mother” is kind and attentive, but Coraline soon finds herself in a race against time to save her real parents, her life, and the world. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, it’s a fun adventure that kids (and parents) are sure to enjoy!

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

A tragic story about three orphans and their quest for a new home, the Series of Unfortunate Events is a wacky adventure about loss, family mysteries, and a crazy “uncle” that seems to be after more than custody. Based on the series by Lemony Snicket, it’s a dark and gloomy adventure for kids of all ages!

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

When Ichabod Crane arrives at the town of Sleepy Hollow, he finds himself in an adventure filled with superstition, legend, and a headless ghost that roams the woods. Based on the short story by Washington Irvine, the Disney adaptation features the smooth voice talents of Bing Crosby and offers a fun musical experience that everyone will love!

What are your favorite book-inspired horror movies? Let us know in the comments!

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