Lost in Darkness

I don’t know if Thomas was consciously referencing TWILIGHT in this account of a teenage girl in love with a supernaturally-endowed stud, but LOST IN DARKNESS operates on the same level as that non-classic, as well as most of the other young adult horror novels I’ve read.


Unlike the others, HORRORWEEN is composed of three standalone stories, all previously published in slightly different versions.


While I don’t feel HALLOWEENLAND is fully successful, I was impressed with the lean, confident, almost Richard Laymon-esque prose, and will definitely be reading more Sarrantonio publications.

The Halloween Tree

This kid book trifle isn’t Ray Bradbury’s best work, but is nonetheless an extremely readable and erudite display of imagination and phantasmagoric imagery.


A selection of new and old stories make up this anthology about, as the title portends, Halloween.


One of the most revered and widely sought-after movie novelizations, Curtis Richards’ HALLOWEEN went through multiple printings (and covers) throughout 1979.


This novel has nothing to with the John Carpenter directed HALLOWEN, nor the Curtis Richards novelization of same. Both in any event are preferable to this tedious attempt at horrific suspense, set, as the title portends, on Halloween.

Halloween II

This is the original HALLOWEEN II, not the inexcusable Rob Zombie one. Even though this one’s pretty rotten, as its co-writer/producer John Carpenter admits.


One of the most iconic horror films of all time, and the most famous ever made by John Carpenter. It’s an exceedingly well-made, Hitchcock worthy evocation of fear and suspense…