2 years ago
Monday, April 05, 2010
Movie Tie-In Project, Part III
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Gaston Leroux [Warner, 1986] *
PLATOON LEADER - James R. McDonough [Bantam, 1988]
POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE
- James Kahn [Ballantine, 1986]
PRETTY IN PINK - H.B. Gilmour [Bantam, 1986] **
PROPHECY - David Seltzer [Ballantine, 1979]
THE RAVEN - Eunice Sudak [Lancer, 1963]
THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD
- Max Ehrlich [Bantam, 1975]
ROLLERBALL - William Harrison [Warner, 1975]
ROMANCING THE STONE
- Joan Wilder (Catherine Lanigan) [Avon, 1984]
RUMBLE FISH - S.E. Hinton [Dell, 1983]
'SALEM'S LOT - Stephen King [Signet, 1979]
SCANNERS - Leon Whiteson [Tower, 1981]
THE SEARCHERS - Alan Le May [Popular Library, 1962]
SERPICO - Peter Maas [Bantam, 1976]
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
- Henry Edwards [Pocket, 1978]
THE SHINING - Stephen King [Signet, 1980]
SWAMP THING - David Houston & Len Wein [Tor, 1982]
TAXI DRIVER - Richard Elman [Bantam, 1976] ***
- Randall Frakes & Bill Wisher [Bantam Spectra, 1991]
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT - Joe Millard [Award, 1974]
THE TOWER - Richard Martin Stern [Warner, 1974] ****
TRON - Brian Daley [Del Rey, 1982]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - Arthur C. Clarke [Signet, 1982]
VIDEODROME - Jack Martin (Dennis Ethison) [Zebra, 1983]
VISITING HOURS - Kent Rembo [Pinnacle, 1982]
THE WARRIORS - Sol Yorick [Dell, 1979]
THE WEREWOLF VS. (THE) VAMPIRE WOMAN
- Arthur N. Scarm [Guild-Hartford, 1972]
THE WICKER MAN
- Robin Hardy & Anthony Shaffer [Pocket, 1979]
WOLFEN - Whitley Strieber [Bantam, 1981]
ZARDOZ - John Boorman with Bill Stair [Signet, 1974]
THE OMEN - David Seltzer [Signet, 1976]
DAMIEN: OMEN II - Joseph Howard [Signet, 1978]
THE FINAL CONFLICT - Gordon McGill [Signet, 1981]
And, the written sequels which were never filmed
(but, should have been)...
OMEN IV: ARMAGEDDON 2000 - Gordon McGill [Signet, 1982]
OMEN V: THE ABOMINATION - Gordon McGill [Signet, 1985]
And, yet, there's more on the way...
Note: Title description contains the actual publishing date of the exact printing in my collection and doesn't necessarily reflect the initial date of either the novel or film.
* So, this book came out 61 years after the Lon Chaney film, but it's got him on the cover, so I'm counting it!
** Based on the initial screenplay and includes the original and most appropriate ending where Duckie gets the girl. Due to the complaints of test audiences, the ending was re-shot so that the rich guy would get the girl. That B.S. occurs enough in real life, why do we need it on the silver screen, too?!
*** Apparently, John Hinckley, Jr. had a copy of this paperback in his jail cell, during the time he wrote "fan" letters to Jodie Foster.
**** Irwin Allen's production of THE TOWERING INFERNO was based on two novels, the second of which is THE GLASS INFERNO
by Thomas N. Scortia & Frank M. Robinson.