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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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‘Inkheart’ Author Cornelia Funke Teams with Guillermo del Toro for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Novel

The Bookseller reports that the visionary director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro, and Cornelia Funke, the author of bestseller The Thief Lord and Inkheart, have written a book for adults based on 2006’s Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno in Spanish).

 

The film is a dark fairy tale set during the horrific events of the Spanish civil war, following a young girl who discovers a world of magical creatures and a ten-foot faun who tells her she is a changeling, the daughter of the fairy king. She must prove herself to the faun by completing several strange tasks before she can be welcomed back to court. All the while, the girl’s stepfather, an authoritarian army captain, is attempting to eradicate the rebels based in the surrounding countryside.

 

Both del Toro and Funke are absolute masters of their craft, and both have written numerous astounding fantasy stories. Funke said that not only was the film one of her favorites but that “…fantasy is the sharpest tool to develop and unveil all the miracles and the terrors of our reality.” 

 

Here is my favorite scene from Pan’s Labyrinth, just in case you don’t want to sleep tonight. I can’t wait to see it in print.

 

 

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ALL 8 Harry Potter Films to Air in Theaters This Month

In celebration of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary, Cinemark is spreading magic in the air by hosting Wizarding World Week – a week-long event taking place from August 31 through September 6 in which all 8 Harry Potter films will air in 141 Cinemark theaters!

 

 

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Audiences can watch the magic happen like never before, as the films will be shown in XD which features “35 trillion colors and custom engineered surround sound.” To top it off, the ticketed price for a Festival Pass which allows audiences to view all eight films, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is only $25 dollars. If you can’t make it to see every film, you can also see individual showings for $5. 

 

The Festival Pass includes a free collectible keychain, a refillable cup, and a commemorative festival badge. To find out the nearest participating location and more information, follow the link here.

 

The festival will be the perfect time to re-visit your favorite Hogwarts trio and have a magical evening with family, friends, and dates!

 

 

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Check Out The New Teaser For ‘The Hate U Give’!

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is one of the most important books of the last few years. I haven’t met anyone who was not moved by the book, often after staying up into the early hours of the morning just to finish it. Not to mention the fact that it’s still topping bestseller lists. We’ve known for a while now that a film adaptation of the book is in the works, but as of yesterday, we finally get our first look at the teaser!

 

The teaser actually premiered at VidCon, but since obviously not all of us could be at the con to see it, Angie Thomas herself shared in on Twitter last night. She also revealed that the full trailer will premiere this Sunday during the BET Awards. After that, everyone can watch it on the film’s official website.

 

Watch the trailer below and start getting excited. The Hate U Give hits theaters October 19!

 

 

 

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