The best horror books that should be movies

Who am I?

My name is Lee Andrew Taylor. I write novels and screenplays, mostly in the horror genre, with a few signed by Producers since 2021. I write what I see. It’s worked for me so far, with many discussions with producers in the past few years. If I can see a movie when I read someone’s story then there’s a great chance other people will see the same thing. I am always creating new worlds inside my mind, new stories to write, and new paths to take.


I wrote...

BEDBUGS (Can you see them?)

By Lee Taylor,

Book cover of BEDBUGS (Can you see them?)

What is my book about?

A story based on the old saying – night, night, sleep tight & don’t let the bedbugs bite – it’s a fun ride about six police officers who have to battle an alien breed of bedbugs. But these little critters don’t just bite you. They eat you!!

The books I picked & why

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Hater

By David Moody,

Book cover of Hater

Why this book?

I’m recommending this book because of its subject matter. A virus. After what’s happened in the world recently with Covid, why not believe this could happen? A disease that makes you think someone is trying to kill you, so you have to kill them first. It’s similar to being paranoid. The author of this book has written a few sequels that follow the main character’s journey. A journey that took the person from working a normal day to thinking people were now the enemy. 

Hater

By David Moody,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Hater as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

REMAIN CALM DO NOT PANIC TAKE SHELTER WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning. The assaults are brutal, remorseless and extreme: within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people are becoming maddened, vicious killers. There are no apparent links as a hundred random attacks become a thousand, and then thousands, right across the country. Everyone, irrespective of gender, age, race, sexuality or any other difference, has the potential to become a victim - or a…


Flu

By Wayne Simmons,

Book cover of Flu

Why this book?

I’m recommending this book because of how well the author described the events taking place in a country where they lived. It’s another story about a virus, similar to the deadly Covid one, but the people who die come back as zombies. I love how the main characters have to deal with the outbreak & how they try to stop it.

Flu

By Wayne Simmons,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Flu as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

PROLOGUE Finaghy, Northern Ireland 17th June 2010 There was a woman screaming in his face. She was one of many, crowding around him. But he couldn't hear her. With the headgear he was wearing, Sergeant George Kelly couldn't hear what any of them were saying. They were all just muffled words. Muted. Censored. Like sounds you would hear under water. But he could see her talking, see her screaming. And he knew she was swearing. It was something about the way her lips were moving. Shaping the words as if they were heavy. Teeth showing. Almost growling rather than speaking.…


Sacrificale Grove: Hauntings

By Larry Rhodes,

Book cover of Sacrificale Grove: Hauntings

Why this book?

This book sucked me into the author’s world. I think this was the author’s first novel, so I was unsure how it would read, but it’s gripping & well-written. I’m glad the author has written a sequel to this book. The style of writing is different from what I’m used to, but the author has a way of making the story believable. 

Sacrificale Grove: Hauntings

By Larry Rhodes,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Sacrificale Grove as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Welcome to Sacrificale Grove. The place that no one ever plans on comin' to, and the place that no one ever leaves. You'll see some right peculiar folk round here, that's for sure. I can see by the look on your face that you're a bit confused. Never mind about that old path you're lookin' at; you don't want to cut through those woods north of here that's out by Clyde's old shack. You might think it's a short cut, but it ain't. Yep, there is a trail that leads into the woods. You can't see too much in there;…


City Of The Dead

By Brian Keene,

Book cover of City Of The Dead

Why this book?

This book offers a different approach to a zombie-style story. Whatever the enemy is in this book, it’s got that zombie vibe to it. But they speak, shoot guns, and even drive. It was a very different but enjoyable read. The author has written many more novels but this was one of the first books I bought after taking up writing.

City Of The Dead

By Brian Keene,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked City Of The Dead as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The sequel to one of those most popular zombies of all time in a new, uncut, author's preferred edition!

In this sequel to THE RISING, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.

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Het Madden, A Zombie Perspective

By Calvin A. L. Miller II,

Book cover of Het Madden, A Zombie Perspective

Why this book?

I’m not sure if this author is still writing but we swapped novels when I wrote my first book. This is a story about someone who was bitten, but it’s told through their eyes as they turn into a zombie. What do they do? How do they feel? It’s a well-crafted story for a first novel, having a zombie who still thinks like a human. 

Het Madden, A Zombie Perspective

By Calvin A. L. Miller II,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Het Madden, A Zombie Perspective as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The Apocalypse, From A Different Point Of View...
When Hetfield Madden realizes that he has become a mutated flesh-eater in the midst of a virus-induced plague he struggles to come to grips with his new reality. But when the government and society at-large begin to reject and mistreat Het and his fellow Infected he decides to fight back, and only then becomes a true monster.
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Wrath, The Virus That Would Destroy The World...
The Wrath virus doesn't merely reanimate the dead, it changes the world. Heaven and Hell cease to exist and those left on Earth are forced to…


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