Many iconic horror films have started their lives as terrifying books. Here are some favorites that have found their way into theaters.
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Made into many movies, most notably the 1931 version starring Bela Lugosi.
2. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Made into a movie in 2012.
3. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
Made into a film in 1979 and 2005.
4. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Made into a movie in 1983 and a TV series in 2002.
5. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Made into a stop-motion animated film in 2009.
6. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Made into a film in 1973.
7. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Adapted for film and TV many times including the Boris Karloff version in 1931.
8. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Made into a film in 1994.
9. Ring by Koji Suzuki
Made into a Japanese film in 1998 and an English film in 2002.
10. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Another book with multiple adaptations including a 1931 movie.