I always knew there was a reason to dislike Ikea type stores...
...Via Deadline, New Republic Pictures has optioned author Grady Hendrix's (My Best Friend's Exorcism) novel Horrorstor to be developed into a feature film!
In Horrorstor, which was Hendrix's debut novel in 2013:
"Set at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio where 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 with plans to patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination."
Hendrix told the site, “I wrote 'Horrorstör' to be simultaneously funny and scary, while paying tribute to the retail warriors who staff our big box stores. Having the opportunity to adapt my novel into a movie is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more excited about taking an audience and trapping them overnight with me in the flatpack hell that is Orsk — the ultimate haunted house, full of Infinite aisles, murderous ghosts, and incomprehensible faux-Scandinavian names.”
Hendrix also has two other novels, My Best Friend's Exorcism and The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires in development as feature films.
By Matt Konopka