If the title wasn’t clue enough, looking closely at the cover of Horrorstor reveals that all is not well at the Orsk superstore on the outskirts of Cleveland. A low budget knockoff of Ikea, Orsk employees begin receiving the same text message, a simple “help”, from an unknown number just as strange acts of overnight vandalism begin to escalate. Seeped in the Orsk corporate culture of the Bright and Shining Path, store manager Basil is in denial until the corporate office schedules an intervention.
Hoping to catch the culprit, Basil enlists employees Amy and Ruth Ann to stay with him in the store overnight. Armed with nothing more than flashlights and Orsk’s proprietary Magic Tool, the three find themselves trapped with two ghost hunting fellow employees in the disorienting and deadly Beehive filled with Orsk products turned torture devices.
While the source of the horror that ensues is divulged early, this clever satire of big box retailers generates stomach-clenching scares and a desire to get lost in the corners of your local Ikea.
Recommended by Nicola Bigley