Books into Movies19 Apr 2013, Posted by the Journal in
Almost everyone knows that nine times out of ten a book based movie is not going to up to standards. So many of us expect so much from a movie for which we have read the book. Sure it is understood that changes will, and must, be made to make sense on the big screen. However there is a boundary that should be respected when creating a movie to go with an already written book. Go out and enjoy some movies that are actually similar to their original written counterparts.
Carrie by Stephen King and the 1976 Film
A book or film familiar to almost any horror fan, King really brings into perspective the positive and negative aspects of psychic abilites combined with peer bullying.
American Psycho by Bret Ellis and the 2000 Film
A lovely scathing parody and slasher set to make you remember every detail. Isn’t that everyones favorite combination?
Misery by Stephen King and the 1990 Film
Woohoo, for crazy people! For those of you who love the insanity style horror stories to keep you turning lights on this is a must read and see. Macabre included with the main character.
The Other by Thomas Tyron and the 1972 Film
A bizzare read that calls for the readers full attention, but for those who enjoyed it whole heartedly, the movie is a great watch.
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and the 1991 Film
Most of you are probably more familiar with the film rendition of this one, so try giving the book a read and enjoy the similarites and the detail that only comes off the page. Bring on the cannibalism!
The Exorcist by William Blatty and the 1973 Film
For the paranormal fans, here is some demonic possession. Many of you have probably seen the movie, but the book has some to good to miss details!
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin and the 1968 Film
An oldie, but definitely one to check out. On of the beauties of older movies is that they did not have a s many special effects options so they tend to be more by the book.
Dracula by Bram Stoker and the 1931 Film
A classic, read it in school, type of read, the movie is definitely outdated but so very worth watching by fans who enjoy to see so many similarites on the big screen.
The Shining by Stephen King and the 1980 Film
Ahh, another Stephen Kind, you really have to give him credit for his successful storming of the horror genre. Why not reward yourself with a good read and watch by this stunning author?
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker and the 1987 Hellraiser Film
Even the majority of the population who are not horro fanatic at least know of Hellraiser. However the book, while less common, is an excellent read so go check it out!
Always remember the readers rule of thumb, read the book before you watch the movie!