Creator of The O.C. (and Gossip Girl and Chuck), Josh Schwartz is developing a horror comedy for Fox adapted from the novel Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. It’s basically a parody of the retail furniture shopping experience complete with PÄIND and ÄGÖNNII.
Much like the book, the television series will be set in an IKEA-esque store called Orsk which is most definitely haunted.
Unlike the book, it will not be packaged in a tome that is hilariously reminiscent of an IKEA catalog.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds—clearly, someone or something is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift—and they encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-firstcentury economy.
A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of current fears), Horrorstör comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalog, complete with illustrations of ready-to-assemble furniture and other, more sinister accessories. We promise you’ve never seen anything quite like it!