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List of 10 Horror Movies That Are Also Books

There are many amazing horror movies that are based and inspired by the books. Yes, books are truly an inspiration when it comes to ideas and film making. Below mentioned is a list of 10 horror movies that are also books. They may not be the scariest movies of all time but they will surely keep you up all night.

 1. The Birds

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘The Birds’ was released in the year 1963. This mystery-drama movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This movie is based on “The Birds” short stories by Daphne du Maurier.

 2. Hellraiser

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘Hellraiser’ was released in the year 1996. This thriller fantasy was directed by Clive Barker. The movie is based on ‘The Hellbound Heart’ by Clive Barker.

 3. The Exorcist

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘The Exorcist’ was released in the year 1973. This is a complete horror movie which was directed by William Friedkin. This movie is based on ‘The Exorcist’ by William Peter Blatty.

 4. The Haunting

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘The Haunting’ was released in the year 1999. It’s a supernatural horror film which is based on the novel ‘The Haunting on a Hill House’ by Shirley Jackson. Even Netflix recently released a series ‘The Haunting on a Hill House’ which is a complete masterpiece and a must watch. It is too based on the book by Shirley Jackson.

 5. Jaws

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘Jaws’ was released in the year 1975. This drama mystery was directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the book ‘Jaws’ by Peter Benchley.

 6. The Ring

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘The Ring’ was released in the year 2003. This thriller mystery was directed by Gore Verbinski. The movie is based on the book ‘Ring’ by Koji Suzuki.

 7. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ was released in the year 1997. This thriller slasher was directed by Jim Gillespie. The movie is based on ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ by Lois Duncan.

 8. Rosemary’s Baby

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ was released in the year 1968. This drama Mystery was directed by Roman Polanski. This movie is based on ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ by Ira Levin.

 9. Psycho

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘Psycho’ was released in the year 1960. This mystery slasher was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This movie is based on ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch.

 10. The Ritual

Horror Movies That Are Also Books

‘The Ritual’ was released in the year 2017. This mystery thriller was directed by David Bruckner. The movie was is based on ‘The Ritual’ by Adam Nevill.

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