Halloween Candy is a Jack O'Lantern of a book. An anthology of horror fact and fiction, newly stuffed after a night of trick-or-treating with film critiques, short stories, haunted house reports, punditry, a screenplay, and an interview with Dark Shadows actor Jonathan Frid. Both new items and reprints from: Wicked Mystic, 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, Midnight Marquee, Horror, Sci-Fi Universe, and Filmfax. Writings dark and serious and whimsical, and all else that is horror. |
Also included is the screenplay, Halloween Candy, which was honored with an American Film Institute reading (moderated by Robert Wise -- The Haunting), was thrice-optioned, and nearly directed by Tom Savini. Plus a recounting of "the making of Halloween Candy." Or rather, how the film almost got made ... again and again and again. A behind-the-scenes look into the world of low-budget horror filmmaking.