A Month of Horror: Day 17

17 October

Movie: Nightbreed: The Director's Cut
Book:
Dark Hollow

We return to the cinematic world of our old pal Clive for the story of Boone, a man plagued by horrible visions of death and dismemberment. When his therapist reveals that these visions closely mirror recent gory murders, Boone sets off for the fabled city of Median, where the monsters dwell. Just in case you haven't seen it, I won't give away the big reveal. The recently released Director's Cut has a wealth of beautiful imagery which was cut out by studio execs who didn't understand the citizens of Median weren't the real monsters in the film and tried to turn it into a standard slasher.

Dark Hollow is not a novel for those who are easily offended by sexual imagery. That being said, it is a wonderfully written story of past evils being brought into the present, a modern day Pan1, and the family which has to deal with it all after suffering their own tragedy.


1. The satyr, not the flying boy.