Top 5 Horror Thriller Books That Will be Made Into Movies in 2020


For our second installment of this series, let’s look into horror and thriller books that will be made into movies in 2020. For a glimpse of the action and sci fi part of this series, go see our blog on that here. This list was specially put together for the horror and thriller buffs out there that enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from reading and watching works from these genres. So, before these motion pictures release this year, better be sure to read these novels. And according to readers and reviewers on kindle, these are pretty good books to read. Whether you’re into reading your horror in kindle or in prime reading, you can definitely find any of these books on Amazon.

1. The Woman in the Window

By A. J. Finn

The motion picture for this adaptation is slated to hit the screens by May this year. It will be starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The story revolves around Anna Fox, a severe agoraphobe who spends most of her time confined to her own company, drinking wine, watching movies and spying on her neighbors. But when new neighbors move in next door and she thinks she witnesses a horrid and violent crime, her life begins to tumble as she struggles to figure out what is real, what is imagined and what danger lurks around the corner.


2. The Outsider

By Stephen King

The ongoing move to putting King’s works of art on the big screen continues, and this year, The Outsider takes center stage. Scheduled to air as an HBO miniseries, its first episode came out already on the 12th of January. Starring in the TV series are Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo and Jason Bateman. In the story, King guides us through the murder of an 11-year-old and how all evidence points towards Terry Maitland – a school coach, English teacher, father and husband. Just when the case seems closed and shut, new horrific evidence begins to emerge and dark, hidden faces step out into the limelight. Critics point out that this book is a real page-turner!


3. The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James

The movie adaption for this novel will be titled The Turning. This movie already hit theaters in late January, starring Brooklynn Prince, Finn Wolfard, and Mackenzie Davis. When Kate is hired to take care of two orphaned kids, strange things begin to happen. Ghosts of the former caretaker and her lover start appearing to Kate and other housekeepers in the house. Meanwhile, the kids refuse to admit their presence while keeping dark secrets of their own. What connection do the kids have with the ghosts? And is Kate safe in the midst of these sadistic, knifing toddlers?


4. Fear Street

By R. L. Stine

Stine’s Fear Street saga is finally hitting the big screens, and it’s coming in as a trilogy. The cast crew will include Ashley Zukerman, Benjamin Flores Jr., and Charlene Amoia, just to mention a few. The young adult fiction franchise will be set in Shadyside, Ohio, where a group of teens work their way through a series of petrifying incidences that happen around them. While its sister series, Goosebumps, was intended for young audiences, Fear Street is intended for young adult readers. So, you can be sure to enjoy a bit of blood and gore speckled across your reading experience for this one.


5. You Should Have Known

By Jean Hanff Korelitz

Starring big stars like Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and Donald Sutherland, this novel will launch in May 2020 as a short series, dubbed The Undoing. The story revolves around Grace Sachs, who lives the life of her dreams with her husband, son and her prized medical practice. Under her name is a forthcoming book, You Should Have Known, where she instigates women to trust their first instincts in men and value their own sense of intuition. However, shortly before the launch of the book, Grace is shocked by a series of horrid revelations of her own. From a gruesome death to a missing husband, Grace is made to face the revulsion of how she never lived what she preached through her own book.

Make sure you get right behind these horror books that will be made into movies this 2020 and let us know what you think about them. If you have read any of them, let us know what to know in the comment section as well. Also, if you think we missed any big novel, we’d love to hear your suggestions. All in all, these are some of the best books to read ever. They are all real page-turners and are utterly unputdownable.


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