This 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?
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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.
I had never heard of Lois Duncan. She sounds interesting!
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I haven’t heard of any of those books, but I guess since I don’t read scary that must be why. 🙂
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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.
That’s one of the creepiest, if I remember right! I think that’s the one I had to stop reading at night…but I have a low creepiness-threshold. 🙂
I definitely fancy reading this one – it does look creepy! And I like creepy!
Wow, Lois Duncan, not heard of that author before – I will definitely go and check out this author.