“Elegant… irresistible.” --Washington Post “These are some of my favorite stories of gut-bucket horror, or subtle terror, and sometimes uncomfortable combinations of both … I wanted each of these selections to be a concentrated sip of shimmering unease.” —from Patton Oswalt’s introduction
What’s Hallowe’en without a scary story or two? When sticking a flashlight under your chin just won’t cut it, now there’s the Ghost Box (Hingston & Olsen Publishing), a collection of individually bound tales guaranteed to get your goosebumps up—edited by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt.
The Ghost Box contains a range of spooky stories, including classics and hidden gems alike, from authors like Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones), Arthur Machen (“The Great God Pan”), and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (the Saint-Germain cycle).
It is available in a one-time print run, exclusively through the Hingston & Olsen website. The deluxe clamshell box includes an iridescent, colour-shifting ink foil, as well as a magnetized lid. Inside, each story has a range of hidden design features and clues to be explored and deciphered. The booklets have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. There might be another surprise or two in there, too.
The Ghost Box is the third project from by Hingston & Olsen, an independent Alberta-based press run by author Michael Hingston and designer Natalie Olsen. H&O’s previous titles are the 2015 and 2016 Short Story Advent Calendars.