An interesting new development in the horror entertainment industry with The Black Chronicle from Red Right Hand Publishing— a story that uses interactive media to bring immersive reading to a whole new level.
The man behind The Black Chronicle, Oldrich Stibor, has created a “transmedia” experience to heighten reader experience. Transmedia seeks to break terrifying new ground and take a story outside of the text and into a readers daily experience.
An example of this might be receiving a real life telephone call from actor Bill Oberst, the actor that provides the voice and personality for the book’s serial killer Mister. You might be at work, having an ordinary day, when an unrecognized number dials in. The voice on the other end is a sinister reminder of what you read the night before, huddled under your sheets in the dark. Forget the afternoon mocha—you’ve just gotten a shot of adrenaline that will have you wide awake, and looking around corners, all night long.
Interested in trying out this transmedia reading experience? The publisher behind The Black Chronicle is offering two stories each month for free, for a limited time, to those who sign up. They promise they will never spam, only terrify you. Visit their page, Red Right Hand Publishing, for details on that. You can also find them on Facebook.