The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story is a Halloween-themed special book. The story takes place in The Sophomore, Book 1.
You get wrapped up in a spooky story the night before Halloween… something wicked this way comes: A special two-part Halloween story!
Chapter 1: Stranger Than Fanfiction
You get wrapped up in a strange story the night before Halloween... Does something wicked this way come?
Chapter 2: I Know What You Did Last Quarter...
You and your friends throw a Halloween party. But things get sinister as you read further in Twombly's book...
- The first chapter of Hartfeld Horror Story was released on October 18, 2017, alongside It Lives in the Woods.
- This book was released simultaneously with It Lives In The Woods.
- The title of this book was inspired by the American anthology horror series, American Horror Story.
- The first chapter's title is inspired by the fantasy / drama film, Stranger Than Fiction, while the second one is inspired by the horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer.
- Much to the confusion of the fans first playing the book, the characters of The Sophomore, excluding your character, have been renamed and dressed for the setting of Twombly's book.
- Chris is renamed as Chad and dressed as a firefighter.
- Kaitlyn is renamed as Caitlin and dressed as a vampire.
- She wears the same outfit she wore in The Freshman: Love Bites.
- James is renamed as Jim and dressed as James Bond.
- Zig is renamed as Zag and states he is dressed as James Dean (only if you choose to ask him about his costume).
- Upon hearing this, Your Character will reference one of James Dean's most famous films, A Rebel Without A Cause from 1955.
- Abbie is renamed as Allie and dressed as Kenna Rys.
- Zack is renamed as Jack and dressed as a pirate; his outfit is a reference to Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Tyler is renamed as Skylar and dressed as Dominic Hunter.
- Becca is renamed as Rebekah and dressed as a cat, a reference to Cat Woman.
- Tyler mentions that The Crown & The Flame series is on its last season, a reference to the series that ended a few months before this book's release.
- In Chapter 2, Becca is revealed to be the main antagonist of the book, either as the serial killer, the werewolf, or the swamp monster (depending on your choices). This is due to how mean Becca was towards Mrs. Twombly.
- In Chapter 2, your character has the choice of dressing as "Daenerys Targaryen" from Game of Thrones, "Wonder Woman", or as a pumpkin.
- On the new interface, it is also known as Hartfelt Horror Story on the cover, and Sophomore Halloween Special on the descriptions UI.
Click here for the walkthrough of this book: The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story Choices.