Come Play… If You Dare

Halloween is nearing.  Why not celebrate by reading a scary book?  If you need ideas, play my new game called “In Three Words.” In it, I describe popular books using only three words.  Then you match the description to the titles below. The game’s theme this time:  Books made into 1970s-era scary movies.  Scroll down for the answers after you’re done.

  1. Demon Inside Girl
  2. House Needs Sacrifices
  3. Haunting Reincarnated Daughter
  4. Don’t Go Swimming
  5. Bad Apartment Choice
  6. A Red Coat
  7. Very Inhospitable Hotel
  8. Governess Goes Mad

A. Jaws by Peter Benchley, published in 1974; movie (1975)

B. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin published in 1967; movie (1968)

C. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty published in 1971; movie (1973)

D. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco, published in 1973; movie(1976)

E. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, published in 1898; made for T.V. movie (1974)

F. The Shining by Steven King, published in 1977; movie (1980)

G. Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier, published in 1971; movie (1973)

H. Audrey Rose by Frank De Felitta, published in 1975; movie (1977)