With the approach of Friday 13, the climate of horror already begins to take care of fans of the genre. And a great option to enjoy this special day is to watch the best horror movies already done.
Some of the best horror movies out there are based on books. Here are the 5 best book adaptations for horror movies:
5 best horror films based on books
5th The Exorcist (1973)
is a horror film widely regarded as the greatest horror film ever made. The film was based on the 1971 William Peter Blatty eponymous novel.
4th Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Considered a horror classic, the film was based on the book of the same name, by Gaston Leroux. Currently, it has 91% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, a famous cinema reviews website.
Although there is a reinterpretation of the film released in 2004, many still prefer the 1925 classic.
3rd The Call (2002)
was an American remake of, Japanese success that was adapted from the novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki.
The film was well received for its scary atmosphere, generated a franchise and grossed nearly $ 250 million at the worldwide box office.
2nd Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
is one of the greatest horror films ever released. The film won several awards.
The novel on which the feature was based, by author Ira Levin, was equally popular, selling four million copies and launching the so-called “horror boom” of the late 60s and 70s. It’s a great story, both in film form as in romance.
1st The Shining (1980)
is widely praised mainly for Jack Nicholson’s unrestrained and perfect performance. The film is based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name.
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