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25 Books That Inspired Scary Movies

In this digital age, the majority of fiction junkies get their fixes from television or the movies. Still, ardent book hounds know that the best stories are usually told in literary form. Frankly, authors can get away with far more than directors, especially in the fantastic free-for-all that is the horror genre.
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American Psycho
American Psycho
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The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives
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A Stir of Echoes
A Stir of Echoes
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Burnt Offerings
Burnt Offerings
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The Sentinel
The Sentinel
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The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Island of Doctor Moreau
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Jaws
Jaws
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The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
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Misery
Misery
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Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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The Tenant
The Tenant
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The Other
The Other
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Silence of the Lambs
Silence of the Lambs
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I Am Legend
I Am Legend
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The Exorcist
The Exorcist
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Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
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Falling Angel
Falling Angel
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Psycho
Psycho
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"Don't Look Now" by Daphne Du Maurier
"Don't Look Now" by Daphne Du Maurier
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The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
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Dracula
Dracula
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The Lost
The Lost
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Ghost Story
Ghost Story
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The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
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The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
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