The Ghost Box


“Elegant… irresistible.”
Washington Post

“A creepy black box full of even creepier ghost stories published by an innovative Canadian press.”
Los Angeles Times

What’s Hallowe'en without a scary story or two?

When sticking a flashlight under your chin just didn’t cut it, along came the Ghost Box, a collection of individually bound tales guaranteed to get your goosebumps up—edited and introduced by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt.

The Ghost Box included:

  • H. F. Arnold, “The Night Wire”

  • Dennis Etchison, “The Late Shift”

  • Adam Corbin Fusco, “N0072-JK1”

  • W. F. Harvey, “The Clock”

  • Arthur Machen, “Opening the Door”

  • George R. R. Martin, “The Pear-Shaped Man”

  • Richard Matheson, “Born of Man and Woman”

  • Michael Reaves, “Shadetree”

  • Al Sarrantonio, “Pumpkin Head”

  • Clark Ashton Smith, “The Treader of the Dust”

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, “Savory, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme”

Each handmade box features a matte-black finish, an iridescent colour-shifting foil stamp on top, and a magnetized lid. The booklets have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. There might be another surprise in there, too.

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

H&O 003 / ISBN: 9780995298828 / October 2017