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Farewell, Jack Ketchum

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Dear Jack Ketchum, You don’t know me, but I feel I’ve known you since the first time I read Hide and Seek. From Off Season to The Girl Next Door and Peaceable Kingdom, no other writer spoke to me the way you did. As if I knew you. As though you were there in the […]

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Slasher Novel – The Face of Midnight

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Slasher Novel – The Face of Midnight Slasher novel, The Face of Midnight, is available for sale NOW on Amazon. The Kindle price is only 99 cents for Dan Padavona’s newsletter subscribers. But hurry…the price will increase soon. Fans of Richard Laymon and early Jack Ketchum will especially love The Face of Midnight, one of Padavona’s […]

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The Face of Midnight – Cover Art Reveal

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The Face of Midnight, my forthcoming horror novel, is in the final editing stages. To whet your appetite, here is the incredible cover design by Bram Stoker Award winning author, Kealan Patrick Burke. The Face of Midnight is dark horror in the spirit of Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum. If you enjoyed Crawlspace, The Face […]

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The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum

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How many horror novels have you read that affected your dreams? Did they keep you awake at night and leave you with an overwhelming sense of dread the next day? Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door (available now) might be the most frightening horror novel of all-time, and it isn’t because a monster is hiding in […]

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Jack Ketchum – Hide and Seek Review

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The followup to Jack Ketchum’s breakout debut, Off Season (1980), Hide and Seek (1984) is the story of Dan, Steven, Casey, and Kimberly, four young people who spend a frightening first half of summer together in the coastal Maine town of Dead River. The story is told from the perspective of Dan, a town resident […]