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?

7 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Scary for the Screen

  1. 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.

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