5 best horror films based on books/novels.

5 best horror films based on books – Scary stories which made their way from paper to screen. Horror movies inspired from novels.

Horror definitely one of the most watched genre in movies with many sub-genre. While there has been a flood of such films in mainstream cinema and has created their own universe like Conjuring as well as a many movies claiming to be inspired from true events, there have been stories which first haunted people in the form of books before filmmakers decides to bring the horror on big screen.

Here are some best horror films based on books.


1. The Shining – 1980.

This Stanley Kubrick directed classic horror about a man going mad while caretaking a haunted hotel was adapted from a Stephen King novel of same name.

2. Psycho – 1960.

Legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed thriller Psycho is based on Robert Bloch’s novel and tells the story of a woman who meets a mysterious owner of a motel.

3. The Exorcist – 1973.

Ranked some some of the most popular horror films, The Exorcist was inspired from William Peter Blatty’s novel. Directed by William Friedkin, it tells the story of a young girl who is possessed by a demon.

4. Rosemary’s Baby – 1968.

Based on the novel of Ira Levin, this Roman Polanski directed film exlores the story of a pregnant woman’s and her unborn child.

5. Silence of the Lambs – 1991.

This classic directed by Jonathan Demme tells the story of a female FBI agent who meets a cannibalistic serial killer in order to catch another murderer. The film was based on Thomas Harris’ novel.

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