Paperbacks from Hell : the twisted history of '70s and '80s horror fiction / Grady Hendrix with Will Errickson
eBook | Quirk Books | 2017
Available online (1 of 2 copies available; 0 on hold) eBookId: 4D8359F5-D102-468E-AB82-D1E73A98D704

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1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
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Includes index.
Hail, Satan -- Creepy kids -- When animals attack -- Real estate nightmares -- Weird science -- Gothic and romantic -- Inhumanoids -- Splatterpunks, serial killers, and super creeps.
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and '80s...'f 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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Print version: Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell. Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2017] 9781594749810 (DLC) 2016957818 (OCoLC)1003294393
9781594749827 (electronic bk.)
1594749825 (electronic bk.)
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