When it comes to scary films and movies, many times we forget that the cinema files are created from novels, books, articles, and other sources. Most importantly, many real life events shape the ideas that we see on screen both popular and not so popular. I was looking into The Exorcist and realized that the author had wrote several books on the matter and I wanted to share them with you guys as a post for those that read this site and also happen to read books. With that in mind, here are 3 books to scare hell right into you from the granddaddy of them all:
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty – The 40th anniversary edition of this epic novel that spawned one killer movie is one of the absolute scariest pieces of literature. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, Blatty has a way with describing the scenes that the reader is thrust into, that you will have to really hold onto something real to avoid getting sucked in. The book reads fast, and it doesn’t let up, all the way to the epic climax. You think you know the story, but you only got the Hollywood edition, here it is, the original format.
Legion by William Peter Blatty – Revisiting old ideas is rough for a writer, because often they are out of unique content, but that’s not the case here. While the movie adaptation really omitted a lot, the book goes deep into the mind of possession and cycles through some of the scariest moments that you can encounter with religious thoughts. Legion is a scary book that will leave your jaw on the floor with the epic conclusion.
Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty – The man who brought you the ultimate possession story brings to you an insane haunted house story that will leave you breath less. A realtor must sell a home but can’t, so he explores the ideas of out casting the devil, and well, things go awry. You owe it to yourself to check out this haunted house book before it’s too late.
There you have it, 3 books that will scare hell into you and maybe have you thinking twice before you reach for your dvd copy of the exorcist.