You know the old saying that the book is always better than the movie? Well in this column we put that theory to the test.

Book vs. Films: "The Haunting Of Hill House"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How do the three screen adaptations of Shirley Jackson's seminal haunted house novel stack up to their source material?

Books vs. Miniseries: 'The Stand'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Does 'The Stand' miniseries do the novel justice, or is it like a bastard, sniveling half-sibling; a disappointment compared to the first-born child?

Book vs. Miniseries: "Sharp Objects"

Column by Max Booth III September 11, 2018
Gillian Flynn is amazing and here's why.

Book vs. Film: "The Little Stranger" - When Interpretation Goes Too Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer
How does the movie version of "The Little Stranger" stand up to the brilliance of Sarah Waters' beloved gothic novel?

Book vs. Film: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Column by Karis Rogerson
The adaptation is not a perfect match to the book. It's a new creation, a sister, and perfect in its own way.

Book vs. Film: 'Black Klansman' vs. 'BlacKkKlansman'

Column by Max Booth III
A look at Spike Lee's new film and its source material.

Book vs. Film: 'Christine'

Column by Max Booth III
Stephen King and John Carpenter in the ring - who knocks who out first? The answer may not shock you!

Book vs. Film: 'The Ritual'

Column by Max Booth III
Comparing Adam Nevill's novel and its recent film adaptation.

Book Vs. Film: "-30-" Vs. "They Remain"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How does the very first Laird Barron film adaptation stand up to its source material?

Book vs. Television: What TV's Sheriff Longmire Is Doing Wrong

Column by David Cranmer August 10, 2017
In an age of emphasis on law enforcement tactics, we take a look at the page to screen evolution of Walt Longmire, with expressed concern for the marshal's cavalier approach to policing.

Book vs. Film vs. Film: 'Trucks' vs. 'Maximum Overdrive' vs. 'Trucks'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Keep your brains for the story, check 'em at the door for the film, then pine for their cells after watching the TV movie.

Book vs. Comic vs. Film: "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" vs. "Nada" vs. "They Live"

Column by Christopher Shultz
What better time to re-examine John Carpenter's satire on Reaganomics and its source material?

Book vs. Film: 'The Girl With All The Gifts'

Column by Christopher Shultz February 28, 2017
Don't get so tired of zombies that you miss out on this one.

Book vs. Film: 'Tony & Susan' vs. 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 31, 2017
There are changes necessary in the adaptation process, and then there are changes that are avoidable

Comics vs. Television: 'Preacher'

Column by BH Shepherd June 29, 2016
"Preacher" finally got the adaptation fans have been waiting for, but how does it compare to the source material?

Book vs Album: 'Blood Meridian' vs 'The Last Pale Light in the West'

Column by Peter Derk June 2, 2016
Because we'll never get a book-to-movie on this one, Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian' versus Ben Nichols' 'The Last Pale Light In The West.'

Book vs. Film: 'High-Rise'

Column by Emily Rose Lathrop May 31, 2016
Ben Wheatley's new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's "High-Rise" finally released in the United States this month. How does it stack up against the novel?

Book vs. Film: 'Psycho'

Column by Christopher Shultz May 25, 2016
Between Bloch's novel and Hitchcock's film, which version of 'Psycho' is the Mother?

Comic Book vs. Film: "Civil War" (2006) vs. "Captain America: Civil War"

Column by BH Shepherd May 11, 2016
A look at how much inspiration 'Captain America: Civil War' takes from the comics of the same name.

Book vs. Film: 'Horns'

Column by Christopher Shultz March 30, 2016
Sometimes, a book adaptation's success hinges upon the casting. Did the filmmakers behind 'Horns' choose their actors wisely?

Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: 'Hannibal Rising' Vs. 'Hannibal'

Column by Christopher Shultz
We've reached the end of Harris's Hannibal Lecter novels, the more-or-less hated 'Hannibal Rising.' Is there any way to salvage this material?

Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: 'Hannibal'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 21, 2016
Thomas Harris takes us into weird country, Ridley Scott brings us back, but Bryan Fuller hauls us back in again. Who did weird right?

Book vs. Film: 'The Silence of the Lambs'

Column by Christopher Shultz December 30, 2015
Just how faithful did Jonathan Demme and company remain to Thomas Harris's novel?

Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: Red Dragon vs. Manhunter vs. Red Dragon vs. Hannibal

Column by Christopher Shultz November 27, 2015
Of all the Hannibal Lecter adaptations, none has featured so prominently on screen as 'Red Dragon.' But which of these adaptations really "gets" the novel.

Book vs. Film: 'The Martian'

Column by Rajan Khanna October 12, 2015
The film version of 'The Martian' is a pretty faithful adaptation of the novel, but some subtle changes shift its focus.