Paperbacks from Hell

She can live in their house, she can wax their floors, but she'll never belong. Before Marasco, Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson had written haunted-house books—The Haunting of Hill House (1959; see page 12) and Hell House (1971) ...

Paperbacks from Hell

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . 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. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

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Paperbacks from Hell
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Grady Hendrix
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-19 - Publisher: Quirk Books

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and
The Forbidden Body
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Douglas E. Cowan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-17 - Publisher: NYU Press

"Throughout history, the religious imagination has attempted to control nothing so much as our bodies: what they are and what they mean; what we do with them, with whom, and under what circumstances; how they may be displayed-or, more commonly, how they must be hidden. Religious belief and mandate affect
We Sold Our Souls
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Grady Hendrix
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-18 - Publisher: Quirk Books

In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a ’90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy. Every morning, Kris Pulaski wakes up in hell. In the 1990s she was lead guitarist of Dürt Würk, a
Rocket Fuel
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Bridget McGovern, Chris Lough
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: Tor.com

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read: - An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy. - A fierce defense of fan fiction. - The history of Wheel of Time
After Sundown
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Morris
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

NOMINATED FOR A SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD AND BRITISH FANTASY AWARD "This rich and masterful collection of horror highlights both up-and-coming and established authors in an interesting twist on the standard anthology [...] Highly recommended for longstanding horror fans and those readers who may not think horror is for them. There