29 November 2013 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror. Hollywood may be mostly interested in rebooting and remaking popular horror films these days, but some of the genre’s best titles were actually adaptations based on books and short stories. The Haunting (the 1963 original) was a film version of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby were both inspired by the works of William Peter Blatty and Ira Levin, respectively. Before Stephen King became so vocal in his disdain for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the author was thrilled to have one of the icons of moviemaking adapting his novel. Fiction has given us the framework for some really great horror cinema – and it still does in the world...

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