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10 Book Adaptations for Halloween

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Looking for something fun to watch this Halloween? The options of book adaptations to watch are endless for book lovers, making it hard to choose the perfect movie or tv show to watch this October. If you’re short on time or just don’t know where to start, this list has you covered. Whether you’re looking for spooky or spooktacularly funny, here are 10 book adaptations for Halloween that you won’t regret watching!

1. IT by Stephen King — Part 1 (2017) and Part 2 (2019)

The super scary horror film is based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of same name. It tells the tale of seven children in Derry, Maine who are terrorized by a killer clown.

2. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Based on the L.J. Smith books, this CW tv series follows the sexy love triangle between two vampire brothers and the girl they both love.

3. THE WALKING DEAD

Exciting zombie tv series based upon the famous Robert Kirkman comics. The show has probably overstayed its welcome with Season 10 but the first few seasons are pure magic and mayhem.

4. TWILIGHT

Go ahead, start with the first movie based on Stephenie Meyer’s sparkly vampire series but guaranteed you won’t be able to stop until you finish movie number 5.

5. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 

Dying for a thriller? Look no further than the 1991 movie based on Thomas Harris’s novel about young FBI agent Clarice Starling and her efforts to stop a serial killer on the loose.

6. AMERICAN PSYCHO

More comedy than horror, the film is based on Bret Easton Ellis’s novel about a yuppie serial killer played magnificently by Christian Bale.

7. THE WITCHES

Based on the beloved Roald Dahl’s kids book. While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, a young boy inadvertently spies on a convention of witches and learns of The Grand High Witch’s plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula.

8. PRACTICAL MAGIC

Alice Hoffman’s book could not have a better, more likeable cast. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as the beautiful and loving sisters who also happen to be witches.

9. HARRY POTTER

It’s hard to decide if these wizard movies are better suited for Christmas/the holiday season or Halloween but let’s be real, HARRY POTTER is good any time of year!

10. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

Here’s your quintessential 90s slasher flick about a group of teens being stalked by a slicker-wearing man with a hook. This one is based on YA bestselling author Lois Duncan’s 1973 book of the same name.

SO WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK ADAPTATIONS FOR HALLOWEEN? SHARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.

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