Halloween is this weekend, and it’s a great time to catch up on horror movies. If you are looking for something a little more literary than SAW 3D, we recommend using Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” section to give yourself chills and thrills.
Here are our ten favorite Horror Movies Based on Literature from the “Watch Instantly” section of Netflix. Add your favorites horror movies based on books in the comments section below.
The Exorcist: Author William Peter Blatty adapted his novel to a screenplay for this classic creeper about possession that is sure to make you jump
Carrie: Brian DePalma’s sadistic teen adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel brings to life the terrors of high school
Jaws: Steven Spielberg worked closely with author Peter Benchley to bring the world’s scariest shark to the screen and forever make swimmers look over their shoulder in the ocean
Interview with the Vampire: Tom Cruise stars as the blood sucking Lestat in Anne Rice’s classic horror tale
Dracula: Bela Lugosi stars in this creepy adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel
The Omen: David Seltzer’s novel about an evil child was released at the same time as this classic film staring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick
Frankenstein: Boris Karloff stars in this 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic monster story
The Amityville Horror: Based on Jay Anson’s allegedly true novel of a paranormal presence in a house on Long Island that drove a family mad
Cat’s Eye: Starring James Woods and a little girl Drew Barrymore, a stray cat links these three short stories from Stephen King
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: John Barrymore brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror split personality to life in this silent film classic