Category: Adaptation

VALENTINE by Tom Savage

Adapting Valentine to film took a traditional novel thriller and turned it into a slasher film. The movie shares little with its source material. I’m not sure if this is a case of the movie studio buying the rights to the novel just to use the name with a movie they were going to make anyway.…

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THE RUINS by Scott Smith

I knew nothing about this book, The Ruins, until I saw the trailer for the horror film adaptation in 2008. The trailer did a pretty good job of not revealing what the threat was to the attractive American tourists. So, I had no clue what I was in for when I sat down and watched this movie. I’m…

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BUBBA HO-TEP by Joe R. Lansdale

Bubba Ho-Tep is a very unusual story, and it is not just because its plot revolves around a geriatric Elvis Presley fighting an Egyptian mummy. So much of our culture is youth-oriented, especially when it comes to the horror genre. It is refreshing to see a story that focuses on the elderly not only having to…

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FLETCH by Gregory Mcdonald

It’s no secret that I like the Fletch movies. The first movie is a classic. The sequel, Fletch Lives, is probably more of an acquired taste. Fletch is arguably Chevy Chase’s best film. I’ve watched the first movie for years, knowing that it was based on a book of the same title by Gregory Mcdonald, but I’d…

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