Halloween, 2001. Will Andrews is found in the hallway of Savage Creek High School, shot in the head, pistol in hand. Beside him is a dead man with a bomb strapped to his chest. Two of Will’s best friends are dead. Two more are wounded. When Will wakes from his coma three days later, he has no memory of what happened, but the local papers are already calling him a hero.
Now, five years later, Will is in Hell. At night, he holds his girlfriend, Jennifer, close, while in his sleep he journeys deeper and deeper into a nightmarish dreamscape. During the day, his therapist urges him to finally look into the shooting, suggesting that these nightmares may be one part of himself desperately trying to communicate with the other.
But the deeper Will digs, the further the lines between reality and fiction are blurred, and he finds himself in a place where nightmare bleeds into memory, the spiritual leaks into the physical, and the world as he knows it threatens dissolving entirely.
Both beautiful and deeply harrowing, Hallowtide combines Jungian theory with echoes of classic descent narratives, deconstructing western philosophy, depression, and religion, while following one young man’s fall into Stygian wasteland and the journey that will change him forever.
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