What are the best movies inspired by horror books?

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    #1The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin. This movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair. It follows the story of two priests trying to help a girl possessed by a demonic entity.

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    Michelle Morales
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "UGHHH I think watching this when I was a kid really traumatized me :'( Thanks to this movie, demon possession has become my greatest fear of all D: I guess that makes it really great because it left such an impression on me hahahaha!"
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    #2Carrie

    Carrie

    Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. Based on a Stephen King novel, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and John Travolta. 

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    Jorge Bravo
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I know this was meant to be a horror film but maaaaan, it's one my favorite revenge films ever! Hahahaha those people got what they deserve! lol"
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    #3Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby is a dramatic horror film that stars Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon. It was written for the screen and directed by Roman Polanski and was based on the  1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.

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    Aarav Rao
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "For some reason, these are my parents' go to movie during halloween. I think they're trying to tell me something hahahaha! But well, joke's on them because I actually like this movie hahahahaha"
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    #4It

    It

    It is a film directed by Andy Muschietti that was released in 2017. It is a drama, horror, and a thriller movie that runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, and Finn Wolfhard were few of the stars in this horror movie.

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    Randy Guerrero
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Even though it was cheesy, I loved tf out of the original It TV show so honestly I wasn't hoping for a lot from this film. But this movie did surprise me! It was suspenseful and genuinely thrilling. I loved every minute of it!"
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    #5Jaws

    Jaws

    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.

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    Sara Welch
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Definitely Spielberg's best movie IMO. It's not just a great movie, it also established a lot of the suspense tropes that we all love today!"
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    #6The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.

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    Nancy Bates
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "WOW this movie terrified me. The shining proves that you don't need any kind of freaky monster or jumpscares to make you fear a movie. It's all about how much you can make your audience relate to your characters and this movie just that"
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    #7The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs is a crime, drama, and thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and launched on February 14, 1991. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, the plot follows the story of a psychopath Buffalo Bill.

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    Kathryn Allen
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This is more of thriller than horror movie but I think that it could work either way. In any case, it's a great movie either way so it's just a matter of pulling at hair but the difference doesn't really matter when the end result is great"
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    #8Psycho

    Psycho

    Psycho is a mystery thriller film revolving around a secretary who is on the run for embezzling money. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel by Robert Bloch. This movie stars Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles.

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    Jane Hoffman
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This was very slow but hey, it's a classic for a reason. A lot of the techniques that Hitchcock used to make this movie suspenseful is overdone by this point but it's still a good idea to go back and see what made the film so long lasting."

Summary

Best What are the best movies inspired by horror books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The ExorcistMovies 18 Free
2Carrie Movies 14 Paid
3Rosemary's BabyMovies 14 Paid
4ItMovies 9 Paid
5JawsMovies 8 Paid
6The ShiningMovies 4 Paid
7The Silence of the LambsMovies 3 Paid
8PsychoMovies 1 Paid
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