Friday, October 30, 2009

Watch A Great Horror Flick And Read The Book!

Martin Scorsese shared with The Daily Beast his 11 scariest horror films of all time, 2 of which are featured in our Blockbusting book (The Exorcist and Psycho). Of the 11 films, 82% were based on previously published short stories or novels.  Maybe it's time to climb under the covers this weekend and read a book!

#1 The Haunting, 1963 based on the novel by Shirley Jackson
#2 Isle of the Dead, 1945 original screenplay
#3 The Uninvited, 1944 based on the novel by Dorothy Macardle
#4 The Entity, 1983 based on the novel by Frank De Felitta
#5 Dead of Night, 1946 original screenplay by multiple writers including H.G. Wells
#6 The Changeling, 1980 based on the French Canadian story "L'enfant du diable" by Russell Hunter
#7 The Shining, 1980 based on the novel by Stephen King
#8 The Exorcist, 1973 based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
#9 Night of the Demon, 1958 based on the story "Casting the Runes" by Montague R. James
#10 The Innocents, 1961 based on The Turn of the Screw novel by Henry james
#11 Psycho, 1960 based on the novel by Robert Bloch

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