Every year around Halloween time, horror fans plan what movies to watch throughout the spooky season. Of course there are the go-to classics like Halloween (1978), Hocus Pocus (1993), and Trick ‘r Treat (2007), but we’re always on the lookout for a new film to add to the yearly rotation. Now, director David Slade will be throwing his own contribution into the mix, as he is set to direct the feature adaptation of the Halloween-set horror story, Dark Harvest.
In case you’ve missed it, Dark Harvest is a must read, Bram Stoker Award winning novel by Norman Partridge and published in 2006. The story, which takes place in 1963, concerns the folkloric legend of a terrifying being known as the October Boy, who emerges from the Midwestern cornfields every Halloween to take part in a yearly ritual, and the group of teens who face him. The screenplay for the film is being written by Michael Gilio.
David Slade is probably best known to horror fans for directing 2007’s Alaskan vampire tale 30 Days of Night, starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. Additionally, Slade is also the director behind such notable horror titles as Hard Candy (2005) and Nightmare Cinema (2018), as well as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), which is the third installment of the enormously popular teen vampire series, based on the best selling book by Stephanie Meyer.
Other than Slade and Gilio, at this time no other talent has been announced as being part of the Dark Harvest project. But be sure to stick with Nightmare on Film Street, as we will keep you updated on details concerning cast, crew, and release dates, as soon as we learn them.
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