Clever, clever, hair-raising, and then cleverer still, Horrorstör is one of those books that makes you feel hip when reading it. Equal parts consumerism commentary and true-to-form haunted house horror, Horrorstör is one of those books you never shut up about it. Plus it's really fun to read in public, hehe. Recommended By Stacy W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk's labyrinthine showroom.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.
To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they'll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
"An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale." Bustle
"A clever little horror story...[and] a treat for fans of The Evil Dead or Zombieland, complete with affordable solutions for better living." Kirkus Reviews
"Hendrix conjures up some wonderfully gruesome imagery." Nerdist
"Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale...[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror." The Washington Post
About the Author
Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. He is the author of Horrorstör, My Best Friend's Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, and We Sold Our Souls, all of which received critical praise from outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the A.V. Club, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more. He has contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety.