Jeff Mariotte


Publisher: Pocket Books

Date: February 1, 2005

Pages: 245

ISBN: ‎ 978-0743497565

Movie novelization

When he was a boy, Tim Jensen knew the true meaning of fear, for it haunted his nights and set in motion the tragic events that would steal his sanity, take his youth, and shape the rest of his life. These days, Tim gets by most of the time… with the past still casting a long shadow over the muted sense of normalcy that he has struggled for as an adult. But lurking in the dim-lit corners of his world, hiding within the darkest recesses of his senses, something that may or may not be a figment of Tim’s imagination is watching — and waiting. The waking nightmare that has lasted more than fifteen years may have only just begun….

(Available in mass-market paperback.)

Note: Screenwriters for this movie reached out to tell me they loved the book. It was based on an early version of the script, and much of the psychological underpinnings that made the horror work were removed in the final shooting script, and more so in the editing process. This novelization is the only product that tells the whole story.



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