Grady Hendrix discusses and signs Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

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 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. (Quirk Books)

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781594749810
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Published: Quirk Books - September 19th, 2017

My Best Friend's Exorcism Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594749766
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Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017