I've loved horror movies for as long as I can remember. My parents used to watch them, too (in fact watching anything scary with my dad is an experience in and of itself, as he is quite possibly the jumpiest person you'll ever meet in your lifetime). I even had a cool babysitter named Nora growing up who used to stay up late with me watching some of the films listed below while my parents were out, and she'd cover my eyes during the really scary parts (I always peeked). These are some of the most memorable ones - please feel free to comment below and add your own!
Have you ever watched a movie and been certain that the plot was all-too-familiar? Well, that may be because you have seen it before, in one form or another. Conversely, you may have cherished favourite, or one that left you wanting more... below is a list of ten entries that were adapted from other cinematic works. Have any that you feel are missing or were overlooked? Please feel free to comment or suggest others!
They say there are no original ideas, anymore, and they're mostly right. But that doesn't mean that introducing characters and stories from the literary world to a whole new, wider audience is a bad thing. Below are a few examples of some great books (and some not-so great ones) that have been adapted for the small screen, with mixed results. If you have any you'd like to add, please feel free!
Unlike many people, I actually prefer to read the book after I've seen the film. That way, I can appreciate the film for what it is, without constantly comparing it to the book and ultimately being disappointed by the result. Let's be frank: the book is [almost] always better. Once exception that comes to mind is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg - where the book and film were both incredible in their own rights. My list is huge, but I'll start with the five that immediately come to mind. Compiling material for this post has actually made me want to go back to the bookshelf and read (and watch) some of these, again - so I welcome your feedback and/or any other titles you feel would make worthwhile additions for later posts.