New Children’s Book From David Gordon Green Is Based On 1978’s ‘Halloween’

October 29, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]



Looking to introduce your kid to the horror genre? Here’s your perfect chance! Further Front Publishing is releasing The Legend of Halloween, a children’s book based on 1978’s Halloween from John Carpenter.


Written by filmmaker David Gordon Green, who directed Halloween (2018) and the upcoming Halloween sequels Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. But he’s not the only one from the movies involved, author and director Onur Tukel illustrated the book with producer Malek Akkad and executive producer Ryan Friemann overseeing the book’s creation.


“Through eerie rhymes and quirky illustrations emulating the unsettling nature of the classic horror journey, Green and Tukel craft a reimagined telling of the beloved source material for longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise.”


Joining this iconic franchise has been one of the most fulfilling artistic endeavors of my career,” says David Gordon Green. “With this new chapter, we hope to share our own love for Halloween with a new generation of horror fanatics.” 


I saw the original Halloween when I was about nine years old and it scared the wits out of me. I’ve seen it about fifty times since then and it continues to be my favorite horror film. The mask, the music, the indelible characters, the monologues of pure evil – to me it’s cinematic perfection,” Onur Tukel states. “Collaborating with David on a children’s book adaptation of Halloween has been demented and surreal, kind of like being simultaneously possessed by Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein and the demon Pazuza.” 


You can pre-order The Legend of Halloween now at The book will be released this November, according to Bloody-Disgusting. Imagine the excitement and joy of any horror fan (young or old) if they found this book under their Christmas tree!

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