Q: What book do you think would make a great Halloween movie? Please explain in graphic detail of goriness…
A: And see, this is why I should’ve just let Michelle handle today’s post. She’s quite into the horror genre, and I just do not DO horror books, movies, haunted houses…really anything more scary than a third grade mystery book sends me running to check the locks (or burrowing under the covers if the story involves ghosts at all). Hmm. So I lamely have no answer for this one. Maybe Michelle will be nice enough to edit in her answer here?
URGH. I’m WORKING, Ms. Impatient. Unlike SOME people, I don’t get to read audiobooks or do book blogs at work– except during study hall 🙂 I’ll do it…tonight. (And also because this kind of awesome question requires a thoughtful answer and I can’t think of anything right now.) And I don’t read much horror (anymore)!
Ok, I thought of one finally. I considered first one of my old Mary Downing Hahn faves which are suitably scary (she’s awesome and used to be my librarian, guys; read her if you like creepy kid’s books), Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which would probably be very irreverent and fun movies, but that whole reworking of old classics deal –especially with vampires–seems a tad overdone right now), recent Stephen King (NOT scary like his old stuff, now more weird, so not a great choice), or The Night Circus (which would make an AWESOME movie during any season, btw).
While I didn’t really love the book (I really wanted to, though, because the idea was SO neat), I think Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children would make a fabulous film (check out my original review of it here). Interspersing those creepy photos (truly the best part of the novel) as stills in between the running action would be hideous and chilling. You’d get disemboweling (of humans and sheep), wights with whited-out eyes (ha, I just got that), cannibalistic hollowgast creatures that want to absorb everyone’s peculiar gifts (or just flesh or souls or whatever if they’re regular folks), and the ooky old lady ymbrynes who protect the peculiar kids but also shapeshift into birds. I get goosebumps even thinking about the possibility of this movie! In fact, this might be one of those rare instances when the movie could surpass the book…but only if they tell me what is UP with those damn clown twins, though!
P.S. You’ll have to forgive me my excessive exclamation points and parentheses, dear Kelley and readers. I’ve had quite the exclamatory day!
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