I was skeptical about the movie adaptation of Annihilation (I read the book first), but it's very cool how both versions use their mediums to drive the horror.

annihilation spoilers 

In the book, the thing that drives people insane are the words in the Tower and the thing writing them. The only source of information is the journals of previous expeditions. The psychologist uses words to control the other members of the expedition.


annihilation spoilers 

In the movie, the characters discover the results of previous expeditions through videotapes. The power of the Shimmer is refraction - bending and twisting light.

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