Feature: Scary Movies (& TV Shows, Too!) (spooky szn recs)

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Feature: Scary Movies (& TV Shows, Too!) (spooky szn recs)

Welcome to our spooky season recs! We’ve been putting together these posts for years and, tbh, they are some of our favorite posts we get to write. Shouting about authors and books we love during our favorite season? Here for it. Stay tuned for more posts about thrillers, non-humans, books to media, and more!

Scary Movies (& TV Shows, Too!)

Hollywood loves to adapt horror and thriller novels so there’s a ton of movies/tv shows based on books!

  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: NGL the Owen Wilson version from the 90s was one of my fav movies and I love the Flanaverse update, too.
  • Midnight Club by Christopher Pike: Another Flanaverse that didn’t get the love it deserved. This adaptation took the good parts of the story and left some of the more cringe from our young adulthoods in the past.
  • First Kill by Victoria Schwab: This short story has an entire tv series based on it!
  • Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Cliff Chiang: Stranger Things fans will love this tv series based on the bestselling comic.
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman: A classic that needs no introduction.
  • Fear Street by RL Stine: This anthology horror series is a fun adaptation of the books from my youth!
  • There’s Someone in Your House by Stephanie Perkins: Modern-day Scream vibes abound.
  • The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson: An adult thriller that is worth your watch if you love those beach reads that have been popular.
  • It by Stephen King: Everyone has heard of this but I can’t leave out my favorite trope. I loved the modern-day adaptation (and the one from when I was a kid. It’s so classic camp!).

What about media with book tie-ins? We have those recs, too.

  • Stranger Things: Y’all saw that Eddie book we are getting, right? Several of our favs have gotten their own stories and they’re all worth reading.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas: It’s the 30th anniversary and we have not only a novelization but a new Sally novel (the first in the post-NBC world!) and a look back at the culutral phenomenon. It’s safe to say NBC is a classic!
  • Supernatural: Yes, our fav show has an entire book series based on between episode adventures. There’s also several comic series and a whole bunch of adjacent stories!
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch/Riverdale: There are both series canon books (that I love!) and a set of Riverdale/comic books by fav authors like Caleb Roehrig!
  • Buffy: Hopefully you’ve been keeping track of the new canon stories featuring the next gen of slayers, an alternative world, Tara…

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