Three Halloween Book/Movie Combos
It’s spooky season, y’all! There are several Halloween movies that have become cult classics over the years, but did you know several of them are books as well??
Hocus Pocus And The All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
This book was released on the 25th anniversary of the film. It’s basically two volumes in one book. The first follows the original story from the film that we’re all familiar with, but the second follows Max’s seventeen year old daughter. Listen, it’s not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. But it is nostalgic and kind of a novelty if you grew up watching Hocus Pocus at Halloween every year.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
I watch Practical Magic all the time. Seriously, not just during October. So, when I read the book I was so surprised at how much better the book was because I LOVE the movie. Hoffman’s writing style is already has a magical quality to it, and she has a way of writing these tragic stories that some how make you smile and laugh, too. This one is actually a masterpiece.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Ok, maybe Coraline isn’t at the top of your Halloween watchlist…but it’s still really creepy and really good. I tend to watch it around this time of year because it just feels right. If you’ve only seen the movie, then you might be surprised when you read Gaiman’s original version of the story. In my opinion, they’re quite different. I love everything I’ve ever read by Neil Gaiman, and I love most things Tim Burton, so I enjoy both equally. But if you’ve never read this one, I highly recommend it.
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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