This recent article from YesWeekly exploring the “forgotten holiday tradition of telling scary stories at Christmastime” made me think we really got the tone right for The Haunting of Bob Cratchit. Here is what they said:
“Re-reading it [Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol] this season, I found myself vividly reminded of how genuinely scary it is at times, but also how funny (sometimes in a very dark way), and how concerned it is with social justice.”
Tone-wise, The Haunting of Bob Cratchit is a horror-comedy. I know that might sound odd, but it is a haunting, complete with creepy ghost children and characters being shown their future deaths. People forget these elements, because of the Christmas cheer that bookends the film.
Our book closely follows the tone and style of Charles Dicken’s original A Christmas Carol, while expanding the world, characters, and ideas.
We are keeping the Christmas tradition of ghost stories alive with our own haunting.
Read it for yourself here.