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PAPERBACKS FROM HELL The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction

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PAPERBACKS FROM HELL The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction

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Recommended. By Grady Hendrix. Tour 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 artist and author profiles, and 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.

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Tour 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 artist and author profiles, and 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.

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.

The hundreds of paperback covers make this great fun simply to flip through. All kinds of artists are represented, as well as photo covers that became popular around this time, with models posing for lurid scenes.

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Item Code PAFR
Publisher Quirk
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781594749810
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 256pg
Color Full Color
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