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Paperbacks from Hell (Digital Audiobook)

The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction

By Grady Hendrix, Timothy Andrés Pabon (Narrator)

Publication Date: January 8, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/19/2017)
MP3 CD (1/9/2018)
Compact Disc (1/9/2018)
Compact Disc (1/9/2018)


Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades … if you dare. Hear 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.

About the Author

Grady Hendrix is
a writer and journalist and one of the founders of the New York Asian Film
Festival. A former film critic for the New
York Sun
, Grady has written for Slate,
the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Playboy, and Variety.