8 Best Horror Movies that are adapted from Books

In 2017, The Ritual was adapted into a horror film, directed by David Bruckner. The movie retained the core elements of the novel. The novel was released in 2011.

In the 2020 film The Invisible Man, the core idea is derived from H.G. Wells’ classic novel, but it takes a contemporary and suspenseful approach to the story.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Ring is an Americanized version of the novel and the previous 1998 Japanese film adaptation, which allowed for significant creative changes.

It is one of Stephen King’s most renowned novels, and it has been adapted twice. In 1990, it was turned into a two-part miniseries. In 2017 and 2019, it became a duology with two movie parts

The monster movie in the 2018 Netflix horror movie Bird Box left viewers thoroughly crept when it was released. Many fans may not realize is that movie was actually based on a novel.

The 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs achieved immense global success and earned numerous Academy Award nominations, making it a highly acclaimed movie.

The Exorcist, penned by William Peter Blatty, was a best-selling novel before its 1973 screen adaptation. Blatty wrote the screenplay, drawing inspiration from a purported real-life exorcism.

Although Robert Bloch wrote several other works, Psycho stands out as his most notable creation. The novel delves deeper into Norman Bates’ psyche compared to the film.