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Fans of The Silence of the Lambs are chomping at the bit to watch the new television series, Clarice, which is based on the hit horror series by Thomas Harris. After the success of TV’s Hannibal, we can see why fans are excited. Honestly, there are a ton of great horror novels that deserve a TV adaptation. Here’s a list of a few of our top picks!


Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

There is nothing darker or more unsettling than Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods. We can picture this macabre graphic novel getting the TV treatment. Might we suggest an animated series? With each episode featuring one of the five short stories featured in the novel. The trippy plotlines in this novel would please fans of Dark and The Midnight Gospel.

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Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Retail workers everywhere would sure get a kick out of Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör TV adaption. This spooky novel set in an Ikea-esque furniture store follows workers trying to solve a paranormal mystery. Que in jump scares, bloody walls and the scariest thing of all…customers! We think even the fans of Supernatural would shake in their boots after watching this show.

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Want a family friendly show to watch? We can picture Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids, being turned into a Scooby Do-esque mystery tv series. The book is scary, but not gory, and has a good mystery to solve. The show would have all the monsters, creepy characters, and a friendly canine companion of course. Calling all fans of Stranger Things!

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Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman

Do you enjoy watching scary TV that have you on the edge of your seat, and you can’t look away? Well, we bet if Clay McLeod Chapman’s disturbing novel, Whisper Down the Lane was adapted it would not be for the faint of heart. Set during the 80’s and the Satanic Panic scare, we could see this show getting very dark and twisted.

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Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.