Paperbacks from Hell

Paperbacks from Hell The Twisted History of '70S and '80S Horror Fiction

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SEE the amazing vintage book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, knife-wielding killer crabs! READ the shocking plots involving devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! LEARN the stories of long-forgotten creators as well as familiar names like V.C. Andrews and Anne Rice. 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 unflinching tour through the horror fiction boom of the seventies and eighties, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. Plus recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time.and which should stay buried.

Book information

ISBN: 9781594749810
Publisher: Quirk Books
Imprint: Quirk Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.38738
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 40110
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 956g
Height: 179mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 24mm