ONTD Halloween Original™: 10 Movies Inspired by Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None'




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"One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer."
- Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Without Agatha Christie, the world may not have one of the most popular niches of horror today: slashers. She refined everything that eventually evolved into slasher tropes. These same devices would be used in giallo and other mysteries.

In Christie's most popular work, And Then There Were None, a group of people are brought together for a reason unbeknownst to them at first. As the story continues, people start to die. And the killer's identity and motive are both revealed by the end.

This simple formula gave way to and shaped many horror movies people love today. While not every one of the entries on this list faithfully adhere to the blueprint, the inspiration from And Then There Were None is undeniable.


DEVIL
2010
Directed by John Erick Dowdle




A group of people trapped together inside an elevator believes something evil is among them.

This movie differentiates itself from the basic formula by 1) confining most of the movie's main story to one "bottle" location and 2) adding a supernatural twist. That being said, Devil is a surprisingly entertaining thriller despite the main characters never leaving the confines of the elevator.


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