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.
    Salem's Lot
    The Dead Zone
    Pet Semetary
    The Shining
  • 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?
    Claire Danes
    Kristen Stewart
    Evan Rachel Wood
    Kirsten Dunst
    Jena Malone
  • 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?
    John Saul
    Robert E. Howard
    Peter Straub
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Ambrose Bierce
  • 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?
    Fred Astaire
    John Houseman
    Vincent Price
    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
    Melvyn Douglas
  • 5
    He directed the 1980 film version of Stephen King's novel "The Shining" starring Jack Nicholson.
    Stanley Kubrick
    Danny Boyle
    Richard Donner
    Milos Foreman
    Steven Spielberg
  • 6
    He wrote the novels "The Omen" and "Prophecy," which were made into successful horror films during the 1970s.
    Thomas Tryon
    Peter Straub
    Michael Crichton
    David Seltzer
    John Saul
  • 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?
    Crimes of Passion
    The Devils
    The Lair of the White Worm
    Blood on Satan's Claw
    The Conqueror Worm
  • 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)?
    The Cycle of the Werewolf
    The Haunting
    Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
    The Pit and the Pendulum
  • 9
    William Friedkin directed one of the most terrifying films ever made in 1973 with "The Exorcist." Who wrote the bestselling novel?
    Ira Levin
    William Peter Blatty
    Val Lewton
    Shirley Jackson
    Richard Matheson
  • 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.
    Peter Straub
    Thomas Tryon
    Frank De Felitta
    Ira Levin
    Richard Matheson
  • 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.
    The Haunting of Hill House
    Bag of Bones
    The Lottery
    The Turn of the Screw
    Hell House
  • 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.
    Liam Neeson
    Dustin Hoffman
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Ben Kingsley
    Anthony Hopkins
  • 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."
    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Prince of Darkness
    At the Mountains of Madness
    The Silence of the Lambs
  • 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.
    The Witching Hour
    Different Seasons
    The Other
    The Stepford Wives
    The Damnation Game
  • 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.
    The Doctor
    Visiting Hours
  • 16
    He was the author of the 1974 bestseller "Jaws" and would have a cameo as a TV reporter in the 1975 film.
    John Saul
    Nicholas Evans
    Dan Simmons
    Peter Benchley
    V.C. Andrews
  • 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?
    Mia Farrow
    Dee Wallace
    Katharine Ross
    Sigourney Weaver
    Jenny Agutter
  • 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.
    Liquid Sky
    The Tommyknockers
    Strange Invaders
  • 19
    Stephen King's novella "Cycle of the Werewolf" was made into this 1985 film starring Gary Busey and Corey Haim.
    The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Silver Bullet
    Moon of the Wolf
    The Wolf's Hour
  • 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?
    James Cameron
    Martin Scorsese
    Danny Boyle
    Michael Mann
    Ridley Scott
  • 21
    This American author wrote the 1959 bestseller "Psycho," which was made into the famous 1960 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
    Robert E. Howard
    James Herbert
    Robert Bloch
    M.R. James
    H.P. Lovecraft
  • 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.
    The Illustrated Man
    Maximum Overdrive
    The Car
    Sometimes They Come Back
  • 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."
    Algernon Blackwood
    Stephen King
    Ramsey Campbell
    H.P. Lovecraft
    M.R. James
  • 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?
    Vincent Price and Lionel Barrymore
    John Carradine and Basil Rathbone
    Lon Chaney and Charlie Chaplin
    Joan Crawford and John Gilbert
    Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
  • 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?
    Maureen O'Hara
    Gayle Hunnicutt
    Susannah York
    Deborah Kerr
    Bette Davis
  • 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).
    Richard Laymon
    Robert E. Howard
    Caleb Carr
    Richard Matheson
    John Saul
  • 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?
    Edgar G. Ulmer
    Fritz Lang
    Roger Corman
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Peter Bogdanovich
  • 28
    This American author's novels "Demon Seed," "Watchers," "Phantoms" and "Hideaway" have been made into films.
    Dan Simmons
    Richard Bachman
    Dean Koontz
    Richard Laymon
    V.C. Andrews
  • 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.
    An American Haunting
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    The Entity
    The Blair Witch Project
    The Amityville Horror
  • 30
    He is the author of "Red Dragon," "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal," which were made into films starring Anthony Hopkins.
    Thomas Harris
    Ramsey Campbell
    James Herbert
    Dan Simmons
    John Douglas

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