From Horror Novel to Horror Movie!

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We all love horror movies, but did you know most of the famous films were based on books from the imaginations of great writers? Take this test to see just how many pages you've turned.

  • 1
    It was Stephen King's first novel and in 1976, became the first film based on one of his novels.
  • 2
    Anne Rice's classic horror novel "Interview with the Vampire" was made into the 1994 film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. What actress played the youthful vampire Claudia?
  • 3
    Roger Corman's 1963 horror film "The Haunted Palace" was promoted as being based on an Edgar Allan Poe story. It was actually based on the novel "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" written by what author?
  • 4
    The 1981 film "Ghost Story" was based on Peter Straub's novel. It starred four legendary actors in the lead roles. Which of these actors did NOT star in that film?
  • 5
    He directed the 1980 film version of Stephen King's novel "The Shining" starring Jack Nicholson.
  • 6
    He wrote the novels "The Omen" and "Prophecy," which were made into successful horror films during the 1970s.
  • 7
    Bram Stoker is best known for writing "Dracula" in 1897. What was the name of his novel made into a 1988 horror film by Ken Russell and starring Hugh Grant?
  • 8
    After a night of telling ghost stories, author Mary Shelley retired to her bedroom to write what horror novel (and made into a pair of classic films directed by James Whale)?
  • 9
    William Friedkin directed one of the most terrifying films ever made in 1973 with "The Exorcist." Who wrote the bestselling novel?
  • 10
    He wrote the bestselling novel "Rosemary's Baby" and was called by Roman Polanski on a regular basis for detail when the director was making the 1968 film.
  • 11
    Shirley Jackson wrote this classic haunted house novel made into the 1963 film "The Haunting" directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Harris; and remade in 1999 by Jan de Bont and starring Lili Taylor.
  • 12
    Frank De Felitta wrote the 1975 bestseller involving reincarnation "Audrey Rose," followed by the 1982 sequel "For Love of Audrey Rose." The 1977 horror film based on the first novel starred this Oscar-winner as Elliot Hoover.
  • 13
    English author Clive Barker was renown for his "Books of Blood," a compilation of horror short stories. He decided to direct this 1987 film based on his novella "The Hellbound Heart."
  • 14
    Thomas Tryon was a successful actor known for his roles in "The Cardinal" (1963) and "In Harm's Way" (1965). He began writing this horror novel in 1970 which was made into a 1972 film.
  • 15
    Robin Cook wrote his first medical thriller in 1977. It was made into this 1978 film directed by Michael Crichton and starring Michael Douglas and Geneviève Bujold.
  • 16
    He was the author of the 1974 bestseller "Jaws" and would have a cameo as a TV reporter in the 1975 film.
  • 17
    Gary Brandner wrote the 1977 bestseller "The Howling" about an isolated town filled with werewolves. The book was later made into a 1981 film. What actress played the lead role?
  • 18
    Whitley Strieber burst onto the scene with his novels "The Wolfen" and "The Hunger." Both were made into films. He then said he was visited by aliens and wrote a non-fiction novel based on the incident, which was made into this 1989 film with Christopher Walken.
  • 19
    Stephen King's novella "Cycle of the Werewolf" was made into this 1985 film starring Gary Busey and Corey Haim.
  • 20
    "The Keep" was a 1981 novel by F. Paul Wilson detailing German World War II soldiers encountering a vampire. It was made into a 1983 film starring Scott Glenn and Gabriel Byrne. Who was the unlikely director?
  • 21
    This American author wrote the 1959 bestseller "Psycho," which was made into the famous 1960 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • 22
    This Stephen King book about a haunted car was made into a 1983 film by John Carpenter and released to theaters the same month the book was on the bestseller lists.
  • 23
    The 1957 British cult classic "Night of the Demon," directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Dana Andrews, was based on this author's 1911 short story "Casting the Runes."
  • 24
    The 1934 horror film "The Black Cat" was based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story. Who were the two legendary stars of this film?
  • 25
    One of the great ghost stories ever put to celluloid, Jack Clayton directed the 1961 film "The Innocents" based on Henry James' 1898 novel "The Turn of the Screw." What actress played the lead role?
  • 26
    He is the author of the novella "I Am Legend," which was made into the films "The Last Man on Earth" (1964), "The Omega Man" (1971) and "I Am Legend" (2007).
  • 27
    The 1960 horror film "The Fall of the House of Usher" was based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story and starred Vincent Price. Who was the director?
  • 28
    This American author's novels "Demon Seed," "Watchers," "Phantoms" and "Hideaway" have been made into films.
  • 29
    Jay Anson penned this 1977 runaway bestseller about a supposed true story of a family fleeing a haunted house. It was made into a 1979 film and a 2005 remake.
  • 30
    He is the author of "Red Dragon," "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal," which were made into films starring Anthony Hopkins.

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