13 Books That Are Scarier Than the Film

Classic chills for Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to settle down and watch a scary movie, but more often than not a filmmaker's vision fails to do the original novel justice. We've selected 13 books that are even more unsettling on the page than the silver screen.

The Shining cover

2. The Shining

Stephen King
I Am Legend by Richard Mathieson

5. I Am Legend

Richard Matheson
Exorcist cover

6. The Exorcist

WIlliam Peter Blatty
The Howling by Gary Brandner

9. The Howling

Gary Brandner
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

11. Let the Right One In

John Ajvide Lindqvist
Dracula by Bram Stoker

12. Dracula

Bram Stoker

List created by

Jonathan Melville

Jonathan is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: horror, film