It is one of the most common complaints in Hollywood: a best-selling novelist sells a book to a studio and then alarm bells go off when the script appears to be veering from the book. Now, author Dean R. In a Nov. I feel sorry about that.
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It is one of the most common complaints in Hollywood: a best-selling novelist sells a book to a studio and then alarm bells go off when the script appears to be veering from the book. Now, author Dean R. In a Nov. I feel sorry about that. Certain characters were changed, but all the main characters in the book are in the movie.
Koontz, the Orange County author who has written numerous bestsellers, said he understands that filmmakers have every right to do what they please with a book that they buy. Everybody had the right to make a picture they wanted to make. They bought it. All my argument is about is, if this is what it is going to be, then please, disassociate me from it. Leonard is adamant that he had no part in writing the screenplay.
Koontz said one deviation from his book is the daughter. Medavoy and Lingg subsequently departed TriStar and Summers is no longer listed as a producer on the credits. As for the November screening, Leonard recalled that Koontz had barely started watching the film when he got up and left. Koontz had a different recollection. That is the last thing I want. Hot Property. About Us. Brand Publishing. Times News Platforms. Times Store.
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HIDEAWAY From the Author
Koontz's novels crest bestseller lists not only for their heart-pounding horrors but also for their celebration of righteousness and redemption. Here, the author of Cold Fire, etc. The California-set conflict is as simple as good vs. Meanwhile, a life-hating young man known only by his self-adopted demonic name of Vassago stalks the subbasement of a nearby abandoned amusement park, admiring the rotting bodies of those he's sacrificed to Satan in hopes of being allowed to return to hell—which he apparently visited during his own brush with death. And at the same time, Vassago flashes on Hatch's world, including Lindsey and spunky, crippled Regina, the orphan the Harrisons have just adopted in their new embrace of life after years of mourning a son lost to cancer. Deciding that vibrant Regina would make the perfect final offering to Satan, Vassago—revealed through tense and brutal flashback as the homicidally deranged son of the surgeon who saved Hatch—cuts a bloody path to the Harrisons' door, kidnapping Regina off to his underground lair.
Hideaway : A spine-chilling, supernatural horror novel
Strange visions plague a man after he survives a near-death experience in this chilling thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Surviving a car accident on a snowy mountain road is miraculous for Lindsey Harrison, but even more so for her husband, Hatch, who was clinically dead for eighty minutes. After experimental procedures bring Hatch back to life, he awakens with the terrifying feeling that something is it out there. But it soon becomes apparent that the evil stalking Hatch is within him—a dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all…. Dean Koontz, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. Hideaway is a novel of ideas. Taut…gripping…the ending is dead-solid perfect.