MGM Planting A ‘Dark Harvest’ For Theaters Next Year

by Thomas Tuna

A Bram Stoker Award-winning novel is coming to the Silver Screen from MGM, but horror fans will have to wait until next year for this taste of terror.

Dark Harvest–based on the 2006 book of the same name by Norman Partridge–is a Halloween-themed feature, as reported by Deadline, that will start shooting in August for an expected theatrical release Sept. 9, 2022.

The film–directed by David Slade (Hard Candy30 Days of Night) from a screenplay by Michael Gilio (The Raven)–stars Casey Likes (The Birch) and E’myri Crutchfield (Fargo). Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl are producing through Matt Tolmach Productions (Venom).

The novel–set during Halloween in 1963–deals with a mysterious figure known as October Boy or Sawtooth Jack who appears in a cornfield with a butcher knife every Halloween to wreak havoc in the nearby town.

The film looks to pretty much follow that theme. The official synopsis has “a supernatural specter” rising from the cornfields and making its way to the nearby town’s church, where “violent gangs of teenage boys hungrily await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare in an annual harvest rite of life and death.”

In the movie, Richie Shepard, who lives in the shadow of his big brother, pairs up with Kelly Haines, a restless dreamer who wants to escape the dead-end town. “Against the rules and the odds, Richie and Kelly decide to hunt down the nightmare to win the Run and their freedom.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Dark Harvest.


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