Sweden has come up with a typically ingenious idea to bring Halloween to life, by making you the main character in a horror film.
The country’s tourism board has teamed up with bestselling Scandinavian horror author John Ajvide Lindqvist (kind of like a Swedish Stephen King) to deliver an audio story called ‘Kiln’.
We wish we could tell you what happens, but we have no idea. We haven’t listened to it. It is only available in Sweden, and it is recommended, for the full experience, you head to one of the country’s many eerily beautiful forests, the kind that pop up in horror movies all the time.
Imagine wandering around one of these at night with your headphones in and a horror story playing, ideally with some mates for protection and to increase the odds of you not being eaten.
The story takes place in a forest, is based on Swedish folklore and is told in first-person, making you feel as if you are the person at the heart of it. This could be either a really good thing or a really bad thing, depending on how you feel about horror stories.
We think this is an ingenious idea; for the cost of nothing you get Sweden’s epic outdoors as well as drama and spook. Count us in.
The story has to be ‘unlocked’ – something that can only be done if you’re in Sweden.