Paperbacks from Hell: A History of Horror Fiction from the '70s and '80s by Grady Hendrix

Paperbacks from Hell: A History of Horror Fiction from the '70s and '80s

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 Gra...

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Paperbacks from Hell: A History of Horror Fiction from the '70s and '80s Reviews

  • Jack Tripper
    As a lifelong fan and collector of horror fiction, I've been waiting for a book like this to come along for years. There have been several books of literary criticism focusing on horror boom-era works, but nothing really that included the trashier side of the genre, and definitely nothing with the w...
  • Char
    A book about the period of time when the horror genre ruled the paperback racks at the bookstore? A book about the period of time in my life, (about Carrie's age, in fact), when I felt like an outsider, and horror made me feel included? Sign me up! Luckily, Quirk books and NetGalley did just that, a...
  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best nonfiction! what will happen?i love this book more than anything. review to come.***************************************actually, i'm going to pause on my chicken-pecking of this book and read it for real during spooktober. but it's great. fantasti...
  • Julie
    Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix is a 2017 Quirk Books publication. While most teenage girls my age were reading Harlequin romances or sneaking peeks inside their mother’s bodice rippers, I was glued to Gothic Romance/Horror/Mystery novels, which morphed into a full -fledged obsession with...
  • Kealan Burke
    Absolutely fantastic. Like a slighter DANSE MACABRE, PAPERBACKS FROM HELL zeroes in on the rise of horror paperbacks in the 70s and 80s through to its decline in the 90s. I especially appreciated the attention given to the cover artists responsible for some of the truly masterful and evocative cover...
  • Karl
    If you have any affinity to those old " horror"paperbacks published from the 1960's to the early 1990's then this book is a must have for you. And what a perfect time of the year to spend some time dwelling through these pages featuring some covers and plot synopsis of these spine tingling books.Wit...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    This book is freaking awesome! There are tons of books in the book that I own or have owned. I have some that I will show. I didn't get all of them out but I will show a few and I will show a few pages of the book. I forgot to add my edition of Carrion Comfort! It's the same edition and it's laying ...

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