Blog Hop: Scary for the Screen

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Halloween Edition: What scary book would you like turned into a feature film?

Since I don’t generally like scary books or movies, this question seemed like it would be a bit of a challenge…but then I remembered Lois Duncan.  I like to think of her as the Hitchcock of writers, because her style of suspense and subtlety feels similar to me.  She’s written a lot of very spooky YA novels, some of them fantasy, some not–but even the real-world ones tend to be dark in a fascinating way.

One of her books has already been made into a movie–I Know What You Did Last Summer.  I haven’t seen it, because it looks very unlike the original book (which I have read and was very good).

I’d particularly like to see movies of Down a Dark Hall, Killing Mr. Griffin, or Daughters of Eve (review here)…provided, of course, that they were done right!

Do you have a favorite scary book you’d like to see as a movie?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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7 Responses to Blog Hop: Scary for the Screen

  1. megwrites says:

    I’ve never read any Lois Duncan, but I remember reading recently that Down a Dark Hall has been optioned by Stephenie Meyer’s film company, so it might be hitting the big screen within the next few years.

  2. Thinks Books says:

    I had never heard of Lois Duncan. She sounds interesting!
    Please check out my answer for the Book Blogger Hop at Thinks Books!!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I haven’t heard of any of those books, but I guess since I don’t read scary that must be why. 🙂

    Happy Hopping!!
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  4. lynnsbooks says:

    Well, I’ve been and had a look and some of those books look very creepy – Stranger with my face – for example. I might pick one of these up.
    Lynn 😀

  5. lynnsbooks says:

    Wow, Lois Duncan, not heard of that author before – I will definitely go and check out this author.
    Lynn 😀

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