10 Chilling Horror Novels That Should Turn into Scary Movies

It’s no secret that many people will say how some movies are better left as books. Details get changed, parts of the story get left out, and it never ends up the same. However, in this case, we know these eerie and bone-chilling horror novels should definitely be turned into movies. Check out these scary picks that should make it to the big screen.

 

1. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

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The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod combines the classic struggles of being a teen in high school while also keeping the dark secret that he is a vampire From gothic love to vampire hunters, this book is a go to for many horror readers and puts an exciting twist on our usual movies of teen rebellion and adventure with enough books for a sequel too!

 

2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

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A tornado sweeps you up into a universe where the good guys are the bad guys and you are forced to take a second look at your enemies. Dorothy Must Die gives us everything we need in a great horror movie, because Dorothy isn’t all that she seems.

 

 

3. The Bone Witch by Ron Chupeco

 

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In a world where there are many types of witches circling around in pop culture, it’s nice to have a book that acknowledges all of them, even the ones that are a bit more sinister. In a time of war, a witch brings her brother back from the dead, unraveling many challenges in their path and the rejection of society. This is a gruesome tale tall enough to fit the silver screen.

 

 

4. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

 

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Nancy Drew’s got some competition in this novel about a suicide… or so they say. A girl ahead of her time and a questionable suicide leave you at the edge of your seat and needing to keep a nightlight close by. That makes it the perfect movie to watch at home on a Saturday night.

 

 

5. The Merciless by Danielle Vega

 

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If you thought girls in high school were mean imagine dealing with demons. This book is the Mean Girls of the horror universe and shows us that you never truly know someone, until you preform an exorcism on them.

 

 

6. Marked by P C and Kristen Cast

 

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Apart of the House of Night series we meet Zoey Redbird. A normal girl turned extraordinary, chosen to go on a four year journey to being a “Vampyre”. There’s Native American legends and a challenge at every corner. With over ten million books sold its hard to imagine why this wouldn’t be a movie!

 

 

7.The Outsider by Stephen King

 

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A vicious crime and a mystery the police can’t seem to crack leads them to dig deeper into a case where the monsters aren’t exactly human. Stephen King, a horror legend in his own right, gives us everything we could want in a horror movie.

 

8. Dark Visions by LJ Smith

 

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The Zetes Institute is the place where Kaitlyn Fairchild learns about her psychic abilities, but the school is doing far more than just teaching these gifted individuals. With a secret plot and danger lurking, we see some serious movie worthy qualities in this novel, but what else can we expect from the author of the hit TV shows The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries.

 

 

9. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

 

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A book on the brink of madness or greatness will leave you frightened beyond belief. This would be the movie where the dark leads you to a cult and the circus freaks take the standards of beauty into their own hands.

 

10. Survive the Night by Danielle Vega

 

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An underground rave in New York City goes wrong when a group of besties embark on what is supposed to be a night of fun, only to end up trapped in a battle for their lives. Survival skills and relationships are tested to their max while danger lurks in the shadows leaving readers, and possibly viewers, begging the question: would you survive the night?

 

 

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