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Norman Partridge's horror novel Dark Harvest heading to the big screen

I've been fighting to get my way through Stephen King's DOCTOR SLEEP with a vengeance. It's slow going. Not because it's a bad book mind you - far from it - I'm just a super-busy guy between multiple jobs and multiple kiddos running me wild. But once I finish DOCTOR SLEEP, I have a whole host of books on my must-read list, and one of them is Norman Partridge's DARK HARVEST.

And I'd better get to reading it with the quickness, as today we have word via Deadline that New Regency has acquired the feature film rights to Partridge’s award-winning horror novel. Award-winning, you say? Which awards? Well, Dark Harvest won the Bram Stoker Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, just to name a few.

It's set on Halloween in 1963 in a small Midwestern town where:

Teenage boys eagerly square off with the butcher knife-wielding October Boy, aka Ol’ Hacksaw Face aka Sawtooth Jack. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death. One teen, Pete McCormick, knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in the one-horse town. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror – and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy. 

Michael Gilio is set to write the project with Matt Tolmach (VENOM) producing alongside David Manpearl (STAY ALIVE).

Again I plan to read Partridge's horror novel as soon as I can. I've heard nothing but good things about it and just judging the book by its cover (I know, I know) this tale of Halloween terror looks like JUST my cup of blood. How about you? Let us know below! After that, remember that you can go ahead and snag a copy of Norman Partridge's DARK HARVEST for yourself or a loved one over on Amazon right HERE.

Source: Deadline

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