3.5 Stars #Review ~ Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Posted March 8, 2021 by Michelle in Review / 3 Comments

3.5 Stars #Review ~ Horrorstör by Grady HendrixHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix
Published by Quirk Books on September 23, 2014
Genres: Ghost, Horror
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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.
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör is designed to retain its luster and natural appearance for a lifetime of use. Pleasingly proportioned with generous French flaps and a softcover binding, Horrorstör delivers the psychological terror you need in the elegant package you deserve.
Designed by Andie Reid, cover photography by Christine Ferrara.

I found this entire idea to be amazing, a catalog set as a book, each page description changes with the story. Each page makes you feel like things are about to get super creepy and the story was going to turn into a Five Nights at Freddys video game. Jump scares, creepy noises and just overall nightmare.

That isn’t what happened, while I really enjoyed the book and the fun house aspect that the store gave off, I hated the ghost part of the story. Like it sort of was weirdly done. I think I wanted a TRUE haunted store like story. Maybe something like, messing with your head and just creeping you out. I thought it was clever in how the book was set up and I enjoyed the Characters quite a bit, the overall story was good but the “bad guy” just didn’t do it for me and as the interactions continued it got more and more hard to even believe, like really impossible.

I love a good scary story, I never read one done in a store. I noticed that this is suppose to be a series but can’t seem to find anything for book #2 since it leaves it open for there to be more story. I do hope if the next one is written they take away a little of the impossible and add more realistic scares.

Overall, I do recommend, maybe you will find the ghost part scarier than i did, maybe I am just numb to this type of scary since I have seen things like this done before and ended up hating the ending to some really good horror movies. Wasn’t hiding under a blanket for this one but still enjoyed it.

Have you read this? What did you think of the overall book and how the ghost part was done?

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3 responses to “3.5 Stars #Review ~ Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

  1. I am curious about this one because of the set up, but so far my favorite of this author that I have read is Southern Book Clubs Guude to Slaying Vampires. 😀

  2. The set up for the story does sound properly chilling. Too bad it kind of let up on that aspect once you got into it. See, now, me? Less horror is better. 😉