I’m a sucker for all-things-Halloween, and I really like what I see here. Cornfields, sunsets, creepy masks, lots of ominous imagery? This trailer has it all! While the film’s long delay does give me pause, I’m holding out hope that this becomes a new seasonal classic; the type of horror flick I throw on every spooky season to get myself in the mood for Halloween. I could always use another film like that.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In a cursed town, the annual harvest becomes a brutal battle for survival. On Halloween 1963, Sawtooth Jack, a terrifying legend, rises from the cornfields, threatening the town’s children. Groups of boys unite to defeat the murderous scarecrow before midnight. Richie, a rebellious outcast, joins the run, motivated by his brother’s previous victory. As the hunt progresses, Richie makes a shocking discovery and faces a pivotal choice to break the relentless cycle.
I, for one, would simply move the hell out of any town where something or someone like Sawtooth Jack was lurking about, but that’s me. “Dark Harvest” will play in Alamo Drafthouse Theaters for one night only, on October 11. After that, those of us unlucky enough to not live near a Drafthouse will be able to watch the film on digital on Friday, October 13, 2023. Spooky!