12 Awesome Horror Movies Based on Books

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Photo credit: EFTI

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So, everyone knows that horror doesn’t just exist in the world of cinema. In fact, many horror movie start life as novels- in fact, most of the great horror stereotypes (vampires, zombies, werewolves) started life on the page. Many of us, however, remain ignorant when it comes to where to look for the best horror adaptations-because, let’s face it, “the book was better than the movie” isn’t a mantra that sprang out of thin air. Read on for the best ever horror adaptations-and be prepared from some controversy at number ten…

1. Let The Right One In

To be clear, I’m talking about the original Swedish adaptation of John Lindqvist’s creepy vampire novel-not the shot-for-shot remake that Western audiences saw a few years later. Let The Right One In is not only a faithful adaptation of the original novel, but doesn’t flinch away from the more controversial elements (which I won’t spoil for you here). The lead child performances are also pretty sensational-and it’s safe to say you won’t go swimming for weeks after this.

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