No. 5. The girl next door
Written in 1989, the novel by American writer Jack Ketcham was filmed in 2007. What makes this book even scarier is that it's based on a true story of the prolonged torture and murder of Sylvia Likens in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1965.
The book remains a bestseller to this day.
No. 4. Let me in
A novel by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist "Let me in" was filmed twice. However, neither the Swedish version of 2008, nor the American remake of Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role could not be compared with the book.
The novel includes details that did not get into the frames of the films. Despite its gloom, the book is a real bestseller and has been translated into several languages.
No. 3. Woman in black
"Woman in Black", a horror novel by Susan Hill 1983, actually boasts two adaptations. The first film adaptation was a British television horror in 1989, directed by Herbert Wise, the second film was released in 2012.
The second film, of course, can be considered successful by Hollywood standards, but only words can convey the whole tin of novel.
No. 2. It
Most people started talking about this horror just a couple of years ago, after the film adaptation of the 1986 novel by Stephen King, but we hasten to inform you that the book – is muuuuch better. For all fans of the movie, the biggest thing you're missing is the important backstory and plot development that exists in the main part of the book.
Eventually, events become even more frightening when readers have more information. The film, although good, but to surpass the book itself, it certainly cannot.
No. 1. Rosemary's Baby
The famous Director Roman Polanski, although he is talented, but could not repeat the success of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin in 1967. "Rosemary's child" in the 60s of the last century marked a new era of "horror".