15 Scary Movies Based On Books That Are Actually So Good, You're Going To Make A BuzzFeed Account Just To Get In The Comments And Thank Me For Recommending Them

Hellooooo, everybody, and happy Halloween (almost). It's that time of year when everybody is looking for a spooky movie to put on, but sometimes there are wayyy too many choices. I happen to have seen a lot of scary movies and I read a lot of books, and I feel that I'm enough of an authority to recommend movies. So without further ado (and in no particular order), here are my top spooky movies based on books (that are actually good adaptations).

1.The Exorcist (1973), directed by William Friedkin:

Close-up of Regan possessed

2.The Silence of the Lambs (1991), directed by Jonathan Demme:

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter smiling creepily into the camera

3.Salem's Lot (1979), directed by Tobe Hooper:

A scared-looking child

4.The Shining (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick:

Jack Nicholson in a turtleneck looking scary as Jack Torrance

5.Rebecca (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock:

A young Joan Fontaine as Mrs de Winter sitting in a chair looks up at another woman standing over her, whose face we can't see

6.The Haunting (1963), directed by Robert Wise:

A man, Richard Johnson playing Dr John Markway, holds a woman, Julie Harris playing Eleanor, over a balcony

7.Carrie (1976), directed by Brian De Palma:

Sissy Spacek as Carrie, the prom queen

8.Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola:

Gary Oldman in a high hat

9.Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), directed by Werner Herzog:

Nosferatu about to drink from the neck of Lucy, a woman lying in bed

10.Pet Sematary (1989), directed by Mary Lambert:

A cat with yellow eyes yowling at someone offscreen

11.American Psycho (2000), directed by Mary Harron:

Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, sitting on a couch and smoking a cigar

12.Psycho (1960), directed by Alfred Hitchcock:

Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates smiling creepily at the camera

13.It (2017), directed by Andrés Muschietti:

A really scary clown smiling in the dark

14.Let the Right One In (2008), directed by Tomas Alfredson:

Two kids sitting together in front of metal chairs

15.And finally, Interview With the Vampire (1994), directed by Neil Jordan:

Kirsten Dunst, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie

Okay, phew! I hope you watch at least one of these, because this list took a while to put together. And if I missed your favorite, let me know in the comments below! I'm always looking for more movies to watch.