Paperbacks from Hell, Grady Hendrix’s history of the horror fiction of the ’70s and ’80s, is now available from Quirk Books—and to celebrate, we want to send you prize pack of three of Grady’s books! Three lucky winners will each receive copies of Paperbacks from Hell, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and Horrorstör.
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ’80s … 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. It’s an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. You’ll find familiar authors, like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, and many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Plus recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.
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