THE GHOST THAT ATE US by Daniel Kraus
You remember the brutal crime, don’t you?
Maybe you read about it on Twitter. Maybe a friend sent you a news clip. Maybe you saw it on an episode of Spectral Journeys that night you were flipping through channels, unable to sleep.
Maybe after reading the true story, you won’t ever sleep again.
On June 1, 2017, six people were killed at a Burger City franchise off I-80 near Jonny, Iowa. It was the bizarre and gruesome conclusion to nine months of alleged paranormal activity at the fast-food joint—events popularly known as “the Burger City Poltergeist.”
The story inspired Facebook memes, Twitter hashtags, Buzzfeed listicles, Saturday Night Live sketches, and more. But the case was never much more than a punchline…until bestselling writer Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, The Living Dead) decided to head to Iowa to dig up what really happened.
Presented here is the definitive story of “the most exhaustively documented haunting in history,” including—for the first time ever—interviews with every living survivor of the tragedy.
The employees of Burger City were a family. They loved one another. At least, at the beginning.
But love can make you do unspeakable things.
Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. Most recently, he released The Living Dead—a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, which the New York Times called “panoramic and sweeping” and the Washington Post called “the definitive account of the zombie apocalypse.”
With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea Kraus and del Toro co-created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books of the Year.
He has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a multiple Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults choice, Bram Stoker Award finalist, Scribe Award winner, and more. Out now is They Threw Us Away (Holt, 2020) and The Autumnal (Vault Comics, 2020). Kraus’s work has been translated into over twenty languages.
Visit www.danielkraus.com for more.
TIM DANIEL is a comic book writer/designer and EVP of Branding & Design at Vault Comics. Tim resides in Missoula, MT with his wife and two daughters. Previously published works: ATOLL, BURNING FIELDS, CURSE, ENORMOUS, FISSURE, SKINNED, SPIRITUS, and THE PLOT. He is responsible for the design of countless titles spanning 15 yrs and almost every major publisher including A Wave Blue World, Dark Horse, Dauntless, DC Comics, Icon-Marvel, Image, Skybound, and Valiant.
Coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press July 12, 2022
The first 50 people who order will receive special Burger City swag!
Pre-order Link https://rawdogscreaming.com/books/the-ghost-that-ate-us/