Paperbacks From Hell

Paperbacks From Hell

The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

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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 unflinchinglyafunny 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.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781594749810
1594749817
Branch Call Number: 809.3873 Hendr
Characteristics: 254 pages : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Errickson, Will

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