The bizarre but entertaining book "Horrorstor" by Grady Hendrix -- which is designed to look like a pseudo-Ikea catalog -- will become a drama-comedy TV show on Fox.
Think of all the times you've almost been driven to murder by spending endless hours attempting to put together modernist Swedish furniture with confusing instructions and a simple piece of metal. It makes perfect sense to make a TV program that explores the dangers of working at a haunted furniture store.
Helmed by "Gossip Girl" and "The OC" creator Josh Schwartz and playwright Michael Vukadinovich, with Hendrix as a consultant, the TV show will follow Amy, an employee at the familiar-but-fictional "Orsk" as she discovers a darker side to working in retail.
"'Horrorstor' centers on newly sober 26-year-old Amy who lands a job at Orsk, the US flagship of the European furniture superstore," according to a press release sent to Deadline and Entertainment Weekly. "It feels like just the opportunity she's needed to get her life back on track, but as Amy comes to discover, the store actually preys upon its customers' desires to a supernatural degree, selling products that make their wishes and fantasies come true in unexpected and insidious ways."
Schwartz will executive produce, along with Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl"), Gail Berman ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), Michael Vukadinovich ("Black List") and David Borgenicht (CEO of Quirk Books, the book's publisher).
No word yet on casting, but we can't wait to see who will have mysterious misadventures in a haunted furniture store. Fingers crossed for an Allen wrench being used as a murder weapon at least once.
Until Fox releases a teaser trailer for the new show, here's the book trailer for "Horrorstor" from Quirk Books below.
Read an excerpt from the book here, if you feel brave enough to wander the aisles at Orsk alone.