Fright Night: Origins novel by Tom Holland, the start of a trilogy, now available

A couple years ago, Tom Holland – not the guy who plays Spider-Man, but the one who wrote and directed the 1985 vampire classic Fright Night (watch it HERE) – announced that he was writing a sequel called Fright Night 2: Resurrection. And since he mentioned that he was “31,000 words” into writing it, it sounded like he was writing the sequel as a novel rather than a screenplay. That story isn’t ready to go out into the world yet, but another Fright Night novel written by Holland (with A. Jack Ulrich) is now available! The novel is called Fright Night: Origins, and you can pick up a copy at THIS LINK.

Fright Night: Origins has the following description:

You think you know the whole story, don’t you?

High school isn’t going well for teenage horror fan Charley Brewster, still dealing with the loss of his father, he finds himself in his first serious relationship with the vibrant and beautiful Amy Peterson. If new love wasn’t complicated enough Charley is also failing Trigonometry. Late one night while cramming for a test Charley spies something suspicious in the yard next door, two men carrying what be a coffin. What’s going on in the old Victorian House and who are Charley’s new neighbors?

Tom Holland returns to the world of Fright Night along with A. Jack Ulrich to lay the groundwork for a brand new trilogy!

Holland provided the following statement (via That Hashtag Show): “A couple years ago I sat down to write a novel of my original story Fright Night, but as I came close to finishing, I realized I had so much more to tell. There were elements I was not able to convey in the original film because of time constraints, and I was compelled to take us back to the origins of Fright Night and beyond. I’ve written something I truly hope the fans of Fright Night will love and intend to take the Fright Night universe far beyond the story the films have told. This story and the characters are deeply personal to me, and I hope the fans have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. Fright Night forever!

What do you think of the idea of a trilogy of Fright Night novels? Will you be buying Fright Night: Origins and the books that follow? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Fright Night: Origins novel

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