Stephen King's It & 9 More Horror Books That Are Scarier Than Their Movies

Stephen King's It & 9 More Horror Books That Are Scarier Than Their Movies

A great deal of popular films are based on books, and when it comes to the horror genre, both can thrill and chill fans. However, the written word provides more details than live-action scenes can, and a reader's mind can imagine things even scarier than the monsters that appear on the big screen. While the ten movies below are full of frightening moments, their printed source materials give and spook more, making them true classics. And just in time for the Halloween season, horror fans have all of these flicks to watch or rewatch and stories to read or re-read! The Mist is a Stephen King novella from 1980 that later appeared in King's short story collection Skeleton Crew. It is set in a small mist-covered town, where a man and his son must try and survive creatures that are in the mist, as well as other survivors who are trapped in a supermarket. The novella brings fright in a couple of ways, as there are unknown monsters in this thick mist and stressed-out and scared people doing whatever it takes to live. In 2007, a film adaptation directed by Frank Daranbont starred Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Jones and several actors from The Walking Dead, including Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Juan Gabriel Pareja. While Daranbont's ending was darker than King’s, the novella and its open conclusion left more to the imagination. The Woman in Black is a novel by Susan Hill from 1983, it is written with a ...
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