Re-Animator. Poster of the 1985 movie and cover of the 1922 book, Herbert West: Reanimator
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Herbert West: Reanimator
H.P. Lovecraft, 1922
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Stuart Gordon, 1985

At the University of Zurich Institute of Medicine in Switzerland, Herbert West brings his dead professor, Dr. Hans Gruber, back to life. Dan’s fiancée Megan Halsey, daughter of the medical school’s dean, walks in on this experiment and is horrified.


Re-Animator. Poster of the 1985 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Re-Animator: The Novelization
Jeff Rovin, 1987
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Stuart Gordon, 1985

At the University of Zurich Institute of Medicine in Switzerland, Herbert West brings his dead professor, Dr. Hans Gruber, back to life. Dan’s fiancée Megan Halsey, daughter of the medical school’s dean, walks in on this experiment and is horrified.


The Frighteners. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the book novelization
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The Frighteners
Michael Jahn, 1996
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Peter Jackson, 1996

In 1990, architect Frank Bannister’s wife, Debra, dies in a car accident. He abandons his profession and his unfinished dream house sits incomplete. Following the accident, Frank gained the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s street gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and The Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses so Frank can then exorcise them for a fee. Most locals consider him a con man.


From Beyond. Poster of the 1986 movie and cover of the 1934 book
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From Beyond
H.P. Lovecraft, 1934
movie vs book
Stuart Gordon, 1986

A team of scientists has created the Resonator, a device that enables those within its range to perceive beyond the bounds of ordinary reality. However, upon its successful activation, they find themselves under assault by horrifying entities from another realm.


Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2000 comic book, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham
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Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham
Mike Mignola, Richard Pace, 2000
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Christopher Berkeley, Sam Liu, 2023

After a ten-year expedition, Bruce Wayne comes back to Gotham City where his parents were brutally murdered by a deranged attacker two decades earlier. Along the way, he has adopted three orphaned street youths from different parts of the world, all of whom Batman enthusiasts will recognize as different versions of Robin. In a fatal encounter in the Arctic, the Penguin alerts Bruce about a doomsday sect scheming to destroy Gotham.


I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Poster of the 1998 movie and cover of the 1973 book, I Know What You Did Last Summer
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I Know What You Did Last Summer
Lois Duncan, 1973
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Danny Cannon, 1998

One year after brutal murders of her friends Helen Shivers and Barry Cox by the vengeful fisherman, Ben Willis, Julie James is attending summer classes in Boston. She finds her friends and they return to find no sign of Darick’s body and the hotel manager refuses to believe her story.