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Australian Author Gets 17 Books Published in America- In the Same Year!

From self-publishing her first horror e-book seven years ago to publishing seventeen titles in America during the same year, Darcy Coates is a steadily growing and fan inspiring name for the horror genre.

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Hill House vs. Bly Manor: Which ‘The Haunting’ is Better?

Hello, horror fans. Happy spooky month!

If you are anything like me, then you have spent the last two years since The Haunting of Hill House came out anxiously waiting for the horror anthology series to return and probably binge-watched the entirety of The Haunting of Bly Manor by now. But how do they compare to one another?

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The Full ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Trailer is Here

Earlier this month, the teaser trailer for the second season of the anthology series The Haunting by creator and director Mike Flanagan was released. Today, the first full trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor dropped with perfect timing to welcome us to Spooky Season!

Stars from The Haunting of Hill House return for this season, with Victoria Pedretti in the role of Dani Clayton, an American who comes to be the new au pair for two troubled children, Oliver Jackson-Cohen in the role of Peter Quint, Henry Thomas as Henry Wingrave, and Kate Seigel in a mystery roll.

Just like the first season, The Haunting of Bly Manor promises some incredibly atmospheric settings, complicated characters, and even more hidden ghosts and chilling moments.

The Haunting of Bly Manor premieres on Netflix on October 9. So, grab your blanket, your favorite snacks, and your bravest friends for this new, terrifying story.

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You’ll Be Shook By What Books These Movies Are Based On

There’s a saying that no idea is original, that everything is borrowed or recycled to make something new. That is definitely the case with these movies and shows. Spoiler warning for all mediums listed.

 

  1. You (2018 – )

The captivating Netflix thriller is actually based on both You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Like all adaptations, there are a few ways that the show moves away from the events of the novel as a way to keep things fresh. A major, but common, shift is the addition of characters that never existed in the original novels. Characters like Beck’s creepy professor,  Joe’s neighbors, and Annika (Joe’s influencer friend) don’t exist in the universe Kepnes created.

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  1. Sex and the City (1998 – 2004)

Based on Sex and the City by Candance Bushnell, the TV series differ’s greatly from the novel. Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda aren’t major characters; Carrie isn’t living a luxurious, financially stable life; and despite the show’s positive messages about female friendship, the novel was about the complete opposite. Bushnell’s Sex in the City had looming themes of isolation and alienation, where Carrie was struggling to make ends meets and competing with her “friends”.

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  1. The Godfather (1972)

The notorious mafia film is based on The Godfather by Mario Puzo. A lot of the plot is similar between the Godfathers, but the biggest difference is in the details. Literally. Puzo’s novel gives readers the nitty-gritty details of many characters’ lives, but sadly, most of this detail was removed when making the 1972 classic. There’s a history to the characters that the movie just doesn’t have.

 

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  1. The Haunting of Hill House (2018 – )

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is the inspiration for the 2018 Netflix “adaptation”. I put adaptation in quotes because the two works are so different from one another. While Jackson’s original story follows a group residing in a haunted mansion as part of a para-psychological study, The Netflix version follows a modern family who used to live in the haunted mansion. Sure, the plot is heavily reliant on Jackson’s own work, but the show is definitely its own thing.

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  1. Pitch Perfect (2012)

This fun, bubbly film is inspired by Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, a non-fiction novel. The film takes inspiration from the novel, but there are aspects of the film that just aren’t true. In collaboration with Entertainment Weekly, third-year A Capella group member, Drew O’Shanick, debunked what was real or fake about the movie.

 

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  1. True Blood (2008 – 2014) 

The Southern Vampire Mystery series by Charlaine Harris is the driving inspiration behind this TV series.  According to readers and viewers alike, both works are actually quite similar. The biggest difference noted among is the lack of depth in the show’s vampiric lore. Harris does a great job creating her own take on Vampirism, but the show lacks the details Harris embedded in her novels.

 

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  1. Strange Magic (2015)

After watching George Lucas’ fairy musical, it’s hard to believe that it’s based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The stories both follow young women who gives up on love to live a life of romantic solitude, but Lucas’ project brings a new message to the table about love. The movie, unlike Beauty and the Beast and Shrek, makes it know that ugly people can be in loving relationships with people who are considered “out of their league”.

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