Exquisite Corpse: an old parlor game in which players take turns writing on a sheet of paper folded to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for another contribution. The results of the first use of the technique was a sentence in French: “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau,” meaning “the exquisite corpse will drink the young wine.” — Artopium
On Friday, October 19, Serial Box presents its latest literary experiment, a terrifying celebration of Halloween featuring 10 award-winning horror authors playing a game of Exquisite Corpse. This multimedia storytelling event will see a new, FREE episode released each hour between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST. Readers can sign up for this special email list which will not only let you know when the story begins, but will provide chances at all kinds of free horror goodness — think stickers, promo codes, signed books and more!
Episodes of this “monstrous Franken-tale with a sci-fi twist” will be available in both ebook and audio format on the Serial Box website and iOS app. Participating authors include:
- Richard Chizmar
- Brian Keene
- Christopher Golden
- Cassandra Shaw
- Paul Cornell
- Sisters of Slaughter
- Paul Tremblay
- Stephen Kozeniewski
- Nick Mamatas
- Alyssa Wong
These authors will build a frightening tale based on the prompt supplied by Dread Central Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Barken:
With only a few days left until the big gallery opening, you’re struggling to finish your final pieces. However, it’s not lack of inspiration but rather dwindling supplies that’s holding you back. The problem is that your art uses rather…unorthodox materials.