The Haunting of Hill House

Today, Lise and Kevin gush about the Shirley Jackson classic The Haunting of Hill House, published in 1959 and made into the 1963 film The Haunting, written by Nelson Gidding and directed by Robert Wise.

Here is the YouTube video of David Warner reading the first chapter of the book.

Here is the Esquire article about the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. For those who’re interested, I finally watched the end of the series, and I just found it…confusing.

Lastly, here is a hilarious video parodying the overwrought style of 1960s horror films.

A Man Called Ove

Lise and Kevin cover the Swedish novel A Man Called Ove, published in 2012 by Fredrik Backman (translated into English in 2013), and made into a film in 2016 written and directed by Hannes Holm.

And here’s a correction and link: Lise talks about a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. The actual title of the story is “The Third and Final Continent,” and it’s available in her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lise and Kevin talk about The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the YA book written by Stephen Chbosky and published in 1991, made into the 2012 film written and directed by Stephen Chbosky.

For those of you who might have missed it, here is Bambi Meets Godzilla, a forerunner of the “author as screenwriter and director” genre.

Let the Right One In

Lise and Kolleen get all fangirly over Let the Right One In, written by John Ajvide Lindqvist and published in Sweden in 2004, translated into English and published in the United States in 2008. The book was made into a film in 2008, directed by Tomas Alfredson with the screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist. (DO NOT WATCH THE AMERICAN REMAKE.)

Kolleen’s so in love with this film that she has a tattoo of Eli the vampire!

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lise and special guest Kolleen Carney Hoepfner talk about We Need to Talk About Kevin, written by Lionel Shriver and published in 2003, and made into the 2011 movie directed by Lynne Ramsay and written for the screen by Lynne Ramsay, Lionel Shriver and Rory Kinnear. 

And, for context on why Lise hated on Lionel Shriver, a piece in the Irish Times from this year.

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