Curious what books have you guys read and later saw the movie of. Did you enjoy one over the other? Are there any books/short stories still to be made into a movie you think would make a good one in the right hands? I've read "The Exorcist" and "The Omen". Both good books and good movies. More recent books I've read were "The Ruins" which I liked more then the movie. I've been trying to branch out of Stephen King which I've read a ton of and even he outgrew the horror genre quite some time ago. One writer I've not read a lot of is Clive Barker. I've read "The Damnantion Game" which was good. I'm getting into Dan Simmons as well. I liked "Drood" and heard that Guillermo Del Toro was intrested in directing the movie. I love the horror genre but I'm rather picky about what captures my interest. So what writers/stories/books have you read and are their film versions as good, better or disapponting in comparison? Curious what you think the state of horror writing is in comparison to the movies. Is it as good as the movies and they just don't get as much attention or do they have a lot of catching up to do in regards to where the horror is with movies?