Love horror movies? Want to find the right book to match the feel or atmosphere of one of your favorite scary films?
We’ve put together a list of recommended reads based on popular and well-known horror movies, as well as some cult classics. The book recommendations include both adult and young adult titles, and we’re well aware some of the films come from books themselves — but we know having more options for your spooky reads is a good thing, not a bad one.
You can right click and save this guide if you’d like. All book titles and film titles are below the image, and there’s a reading list below the image, too.
We’d also love your recommendations. The horror side of Book Riot talked about how we’d love to have book recommendations for movies like The Blair Witch Project, Friday the 13th, and Hocus Pocus, among others, so feel free to give us (and other readers!) your best pairings in the comments.
Books Recommended (in order from above):
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco
172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad
The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol and David Ostow
The Summer Is Ended And We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
The Killing Lessons by Saul Black
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn