Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Scary Books to Movies from Mari at Marireads

Today please welcome Mari from Marireads! She's here to give us some recommendations on scary books that are also scary-good movies.

Looking for something a little scary to read or to watch? How about both?

This time of year, when the ghosts and goblins are in the air, it is always fun to read a good mystery or thriller, or horror if they don’t frighten you too much.  And a movie is always fun- something to give you a little fright before bed.

Well, this year I thought I would read something that has a movie adaptation. Start the month with a book and end it with the movie.

There really are some great movies/books to choose from so I had a really hard time deciding.

First I thought something by Stephen King would be good.

The Shining. Love the book. Love the movie. It’s not been that long since the last time I read and watched, though.

Carrie. Don't think I have read this one before, but I have seen the movie. This was definitely high on my list.

There are just so many great King books to choose from, so many more than just these two. It just seemed too obvious a choice.

Then I thought, what about a classic?

The gothic horrors of Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker are perfect October reads, but the Frankenstein movie was only so-so and Dracula I have already seen so many times.

Gary Oldman, though. Hard to say no.



What I really needed was something a little more contemporary. Something I hadn’t already read or seen…

Luckily for me, I had recently won an audiobook copy of World War Z and have now been listening to it as often as I can. A zombie apocalypse is a perfect book and movie combo for October! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but am excited to watch it as soon as I am done with the audiobook.

So what would you choose? Is there a favorite book/movie adaptation you would suggest for October enjoyment?


  1. Good choices!

    I recently listened to World War Z myself and actually saw the movie before I read the book. They are very different from each other, but good! I hope you enjoy!

    1. Hoping to watch the movie soon. Just finished listening. Really enjoyed it.

  2. I am a lightweight. I can't read the really scary stuff! I can sort of watch. From behind my hands. :)

  3. Aww, that's okay. I will watch for you. ;)


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