David Slade to Direct Halloween Horror Adaptation ‘Dark Harvest’

David Slade will direct the feature film adaptation of Norman Partridge’s Halloween horror novel Dark Harvest, bringing a new icon known as the October Boy to the big screen.

Deadline reports that Slade will direct the movie adaptation of Partridge’s 2006 novel from a script by Michael Gilio, who co-wrote Paramount’s forthcoming Dungeons & Dragons film.

The book is set during Halloween of 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.

Slade’s previous directorial efforts include 30 Days of Night and Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

We definitely look forward to learning more about this project, and will be following closely as more develops.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.