books v film, Horror Writing, Reviews

Books V Film: Pet Semetery

As you will have no doubt picked up if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, I love horror, and one of my all-time favorite horror writers is Stephen King. He’s well known (understatement) for his creepy story’s and chilling tales, as well as his own little tropes and habits. Something else he’s well known for is that his books do not always transfer to film particularly well.

In my opinion a film will never hold up to a book but that’s not necessarily the film’s fault. You can do things with a book that you simply can’t do with a film. Books are more immersive, they employ the reader’s imagination, all their senses and they are a lot longer than films. There’s a reason the Lord of the Rings was three epic films long (and still had a load of stuff cut), the book was huge.

Today I’m going to look at one of my favorite books that were made into a film (which is also high on my favorites list) and talk about what was cut, what was added and which I think is superior.

Pet Semetery

The novel was released in 1983 and I will be comparing it to the 1989 film.

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Top 5 Horror Books!

As you may or may not have (depending on if you’ve read my last few blogs) noticed, I’m on a crusade to cut down the amount of time I spend in front of computer/laptop/phone screens working. This has had a lovely side effect of pushing me back towards some of my older hobbies, drawing/painting, photography and reading.

I’ve been re-reading some old favourites and today I want to share with you my top five horror stories. Some spoilers below so make sure you are careful if you don’t want certain stories spoiled for you. I have done my very best to keep spoilers to a minimum though and have put warnings throughout.

So without further delay and in no particular order…

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