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. Film: 'The Ritual'

Column by Max Booth III March 15, 2018
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.

Book vs. Film: Cabal vs. Nightbreed

Column by Christopher Shultz September 18, 2015
Clive Barker's 1990 cult classic has seen a resurgence thanks to last year's director's cut release, but does the original novel deserve as much praise?

Book vs. Film: 'Under The Skin'

Column by Christopher Shultz July 7, 2015
While different entities, Michael Faber's novel and Jonathan Glazer's film share several thematic qualities. Also, they both master the art of showing rather than telling.

Book vs. Film(s): 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Since the publication of Jack Finney's novel 61 years ago, we've seen four film adaptations emerge from his text. What does each movie say about the decade in which it was released?

Comic Book vs. Television: Powers

Column by BH Shepherd
How well does the "Powers" TV show compare to its Eisner-winning source material?

Book vs. Film: Fifty Shades of Grey

Column by Karina Wilson February 13, 2015
The inevitable adaptation of the publishing phenomenon hits theatres this week. Is it bad, bad-good, or good-good? How many beverages do you need to neck before viewing? Mistress Karina finds out.

Comic Book vs. Television: Hellblazer vs. Constantine

Column by BH Shepherd January 22, 2015
How does the new Constantine television series compare to its source material?

Book Vs. Film: "Gone Girl"

Column by Christopher Shultz October 8, 2014
With an author-penned script, a talented director, and rumors of a brand-new and shocking ending, is it possible Gone Girl: The Movie could go wrong?