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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. October 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this October :

A man standing along on a beach. Movie poster.When a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her husband is the sole suspect. Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best selling novel Gone Girl, this highly anticipated thriller stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.


Watch a trailer and buy tickets early here





Release Date - October 3, 2014


5 people standing in front of a burning city. Movie poster.Chaos ensues as people around the globe begin to mysteriously disappear and dangerous events unfold. The first in a popular series, Tim Lahaye's Left Behind chronicles the aftermath of the Christian Rapture.


Learn more about the story and see photos from the film here








Release Date - October 3, 2014


The torso of a naked woman with black bars running across the image. Movie poster.

A woman with a picture-perfect life is hiding a potentially world destroying secret. Afraid that she can no longer control her sex addiction, she seeks the help of a therapist to whom she can tell all of her sordid affairs. But will therapy be enough to save her or will she risk everything for one last thrill? The first film adaptation from the wildly popular author Zane, Addicted is sure to draw fans to the theatres.


Watch the trailer and find out information about pre-premiere events here



Release Date - October 10, 2014


Two parents and their four children scream in horror at an image offscreen. Movie poster.

Judith Viorst's beloved children’s picture book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, finally makes it to the big screen.  From the moment he opens his eyes, Alexander knows it will be a bad day. There's gum in his hair, no toy in his cereal, bad grades at school, and that's just before lunch! As his day continues to spiral down the drain, Alexander learns that sometimes everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.


Download some fun gifs, learn more about the cast & crew and watch the trailer here





Release Date - October 10, 2014




A close up of a man wearing sunglasses with the capital building reflected in the lens'. Movie poster.

Based off Dark Alliance by Gary Webb, and Nick Schou’s Kill The Messenger, this film details the government coverup exposed by journalist Gary Webb in the 1990's. Mr. Webb was a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News who ran a series of articles detailing the CIA backed importation of cocaine from Nicaragua. Discredited during his lifetime, these articles and accusations were buried. After his death, however, the truth of his allegations came to light.


Learn more about the true story behind the film and watch the trailer here






Release Date - October 10, 2014





Two people dance on a deck on a lake. Movie poster.Best of Me   Sparks, Nicholas


The story of highschool sweethearts, forced apart by class disparity, given a second shot at love after the death of a mutual friend.


Watch the trailer and exclusive interviews here








Release Date - October 17, 2014


A Man with wings made of multiple bats stands in front of a castle. Movie poster.

Based off Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, this film delves into the origin story of everyone’s favorite vampire.


Learn more about the story and watch exclusive videos here












Release Date - October 17, 2014




At first Katrina welcomes her mother's absence. New love, a burgeoning sense of self and a recent weight loss allow her to enjoy the greater freedom one less parent affords. But as time passes, Katrina begins to dream of her mother. Nightmares, in which her mother calls out for help, urge Katrina to question her own apathy and look into the terrifying truth behind her mother's disappearance. White Bird in a Blizzard is a thrilling sophmore offering from writer Laura Kasischke. 
Watch the trailer and check out a gallery of photos here
Release Date - October 24, 2014


A close up of two men and a woman. Movie poster.

When we meet Christine Lucas in S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep, she has anterograde amnesia, which means she wakes up every morning with no idea who she is. Dependent on her doctor and daily journal to keep herself grounded, she begins to realize all is not as it seems.


See the official trailer here









Release Date - October 31, 2014




A closeup of a man with horns growing out of his forehead. Movie poster.Though officially free and clear of the crime, Ig Perrish will always be considered the main suspect in the murder of his high school sweetheart. Ever since, he has spent his days in an alcoholic daze, futilely attempting to drown out the memory of Merrin and the terrible things that happened to her. But one morning, Ig wakes up to find horns sprouting from his temples, and life gets a whole lot more interesting. From horror's newest star, Joe Hill, Horns just might give you a little sympathy for the devil.


Watch a trailer here





Release Date - October 31, 2014



Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen