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20 Horror Movies That Are Better Than Their Source Material


Horror movies appeal to a general audience. A24 delivers elevated horror such as The Witch, Hereditary, and Pearl for more mature audiences. Universal and Paramount tend to gravitate towards franchises such as Halloween and Scream, with the hopes of continuing the sequel tradition that keeps theater seats filled. Then there are movies that are simply based on books, TV shows, or other classic films–remakes and adaptations. These movies are sometimes heavily criticized for their lack of originality, paling in comparison to the original source work; sometimes, these reworks end up being of higher quality. Here are 20 movies that are better than their source material.