Horrorstör centers on 26-year-old Amy. Newly sober, she lands a job at ORSK, the U.S. Flagship of the European furniture superstore. It feels like just the opportunity she's needed to get her life back on track, but as Amy comes to discover, the store actually preys upon its customers' desires to a supernatural degree, selling products that make their wishes and fantasies come true in unexpected and insidious ways.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Horrorstör is a 2014 horror comedy novel that was written by Grady Hendrix and illustrated by Michael Rogalski. The novel was released in paperback on September 23, 2014 through Quirk Books and is set in Orsk, an IKEA-esque store that has been experiencing supernatural phenomena. The audiobook release was narrated by Tai Sammons and Bronson Pinchot. The book's events take place largely over the course of one night in ORSK and the story is accompanied by illustrations of ORSK products, which grow more sinister as the book progresses. Television rights to the series were optioned in 2015 by the Jackal Group.
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Critical reception has been mostly positive and the Gazette praised the work for its social critique. The Boston Globe and Nerdist both wrote mixed reviews, with Nerdist stating that the lead character “keeps the book afloat with the promise of more horror to come, but like the IKEA furniture that inspired it, Horrorstor is brutally functional while losing out on some needed form.” The Washington Post was more positive in their review, praising Horrorstör for its characters and its balance between comedy and horror.
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