Ghost Box III



“Some [stories] are grimly witty; others are flat-out terrifying… The classiest literary gift you can give a special ghoul on Halloween.”
—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Oh god, it’s right behind me, isn’t it? There’s no use trying to run from Ghost Box III, the terrifying conclusion to our series of limited-edition horror box sets edited and introduced by Patton Oswalt.

Ghost Box III includes:

  • Gertrude Atherton, “The Foghorn”

  • Charles Beaumont, “The Vanishing American”

  • Poppy Z. Brite, “Bayou de la Mere”

  • Dennis Etchison, “It Only Comes Out at Night”

  • Fritz Leiber, “A Defense of Werewolves”

  • Livia Llewellyn, “It Feels Better Biting Down”

  • Richard Matheson, “The Distributor”

  • Saki, “Sredni Vashtar”

  • David J. Schow, “Last Call for the Sons of Shock”

  • Terence Taylor, “WET PAIN”

  • James Tiptree, Jr., “The Psychologist Who Wouldn’t Do Awful Things to Rats”


Just like the first two instalments, Ghost Box III is available in a one-time print run. Our deluxe clamshell box includes an iridescent, colour-shifting ink foil, a ribbon bookmark, and a magnetized lid.

To celebrate the end of this spooky trilogy, we’re also proud to announce 100 copies of an extra limited-edition version of Ghost Box III. These copies feature a special rainbow holographic foil on the box, and are each signed and hand-numbered by Oswalt. Find them as well in the H&O store, while they last.

The atmosphere is boiling and rotting around us as I write this. The cooling caress of a benign, friendly phantom might be our only hope.
— from Patton Oswalt's introduction

H&O 008 / ISBN: 9780995298866 / September 2019