Paperbacks from Hell

Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby.

Paperbacks from Hell

Paperbacks from Hell

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

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Paperbacks from Hell
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Grady Hendrix
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-19 - Publisher: Quirk Books

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and
Stage Fright (Paperbacks from Hell)
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Garrett Boatman
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-11 - Publisher:

Out of the darkness of the fetid Hudson River, the undead rose to eat their victims alive.... Horror-movie monsters burst from late-night TV screens -- to turn their viewers into victims. Biker gangs of decomposing corpses rode the highways of America, on the hunt for unsuspecting motorists.... Take a front
The Nest (Paperbacks from Hell)
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Gregory A. Douglas, Eli Cantor
Categories: Cockroaches
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-02 - Publisher:

"Featured in Grady Hendrix's Paperbacks from hell"--Cover.
The Tribe (Paperbacks from Hell)
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Bari Wood
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-02 - Publisher:

What's the link between the Belzec concentration camp Jewish captives found alive in their powdery clay-coated gray barracks, and the five teenagers who, 35 years later, are found hideously murdered in a powdery gray-coated clubhouse after murdering a rabbi's son?
The Pack (Paperbacks from Hell)
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: David Fisher
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher:

In the August heat they frolicked on the beaches, fetched sticks, played with the children. Then the summer dwellers left, abandoning them to the island's harsh winter. Ravenous hunger and violent rage have brought them together under a cunning, ferocious leader. Man has betrayed his best friend--now the dogs will

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