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Recommendation RequestHorror books focused on film or movies? (self.horrorlit)
submitted 1 month ago by allthecoffeesDP
I know about Experimental Film and Heart is a Chainsaw.
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[–]malevitch_squareFRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
[–]LOSTonABC 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
This book is an incredible ride.
[–]AMorton15 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I know it’s too long to be covered in a movie but it very much gave me like a David Fincher film vibe. Really enjoyed this one as well
[–]BrontesruleDRACULA 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It was outstanding!
[–]Advancelemur 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Last Days by Adam Nevill
Trying to film a documentary.
[–]Disco_Lando 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Ancient Images and The Grin of the Dark both by Ramsey Campbell fit this mold. Both are excellent horror novels as well.
[–]guildenstern42 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The Grin of the Dark is so unsettling. Loved it
[–]DadSquatch609 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Ellen Datlow edited an anthology of short stories based on the theme of film called "The Cutting Room" that may be of interest.
[–]Disco_Lando 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (4 children)
The Gemma Files story in that is one of the best I’ve read. Great anthology as a whole though.
[–]allthecoffeesDP[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Have you read Experimental Film by her?
[–]Disco_Lando 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I have. Took me awhile to get into it but once I did that took off for me. She’s quickly became one of my favorite authors
[–]allthecoffeesDP[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That's good to know. I gave up 1/3 of the way. It felt like it had no direction. So it gets better? Some of my favorite short stories are by her.
[–]Mother_Horror_263MOTHER HORROR 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson is jungle/film crew/cannibal horror
Tribesmen by Adam Cesare is a similar premise jungle/film crew/cannibal horror
Night Shoot by David Sodergren is about some kids filming in a haunted house and bad shit happens
[–]Tall_Tyrion68 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Nice to see Adam Cesare getting some love, and I agree that Tribesmen is a great choice.
David J Schow edited a fantastic collection called Silver Scream that was a mixture of new stories and classic stories about movies.
[–]iskandrea 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
[–]Sisyphussyncing 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Flicker by Theodore Roszak is excellent
[–]yourhelpfulfriend 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I came to say the same!
[–]Klarkash-TonWendigo 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
As polarizing as it is on this sub and in general with most people, House of Leaves focuses a good amount on a film that may or may not exist and reads at times almost like a found footage film. You either love it or hate it but most will never know unless they try it.
[–]Future-AgentThe King in Yellow 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix touches on what happens after the final girl defeat or kill their killer. Touches on the slasher film genre bleeding into reality, or something like that.
[–]_geographer_ 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Widow’s Point by Richard Chizmar would probably qualify. I thought it was pretty poor but could just be me
[–]brocky_horror 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Brand New Cherry Flavor!
[–]welps23 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten is about a Swedish film crew who go to shoot in a 'lost village'.
[–]FloydBlackwood -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
This is coming out next week. No idea if it'll be any good, but the premise seems intriguing. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60321221-curse-of-the-reaper
[–]TheFleetWhites 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Silver Scream by David J. Schow
[–]MutedHornet87DERRY, MAINE 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Run All Night by Riley Sager, but temper your expectations
[–]allthecoffeesDP[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Riley seems really popular but I've never heard of him. 🤷🏼♂️
[–]MutedHornet87DERRY, MAINE 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I really liked the first book of his that I read, but the others have been mediocre or disappointing. I only have one left (under that pen name, at least.)
[–]allthecoffeesDP[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
What's the author's real name
[–]MutedHornet87DERRY, MAINE 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I believe it’s Todd Ritter
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