MGM To Release ‘Dark Harvest’ Film In Fall 2021

MGM Film Group plans to release its movie adaptation of the horror novel Dark Harvest next autumn, according to Deadline.

The project, headed by director David Slade, has a tentative release date of Sept. 24, 2021.

The Dark Harvest movie, based on the popular novel by Norman Partridge, will be adapted for the screen by Michael Gilio, who also will serve as executive producer.

The gripping story, set on Halloween in 1963, deals with the menace of October Boy, also known as Ol’ Hacksaw Face or Sawtooth Jack (sounds like a WWE superstar!). It seems that this very bad guy terrorizes the cornfields around a small Midwest town every Halloween, large butcher knife at the ready.

The problem only gets worse when a gang of teenage boys waits for the chance to duke it out with the madman. This life vs. death scenario is an annual event in the town.

One resident, Pete McCormick, believes killing the October Boy will be his ticket out of his boring, little burg. But his impending trial by fire may cost him his life, as he looks to discover the true secret behind the Halloween horror.

The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl, through Matt Tolbach Productions, the label responsible for the Marvel Comics horror movie Venom.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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