Demonic possession. Murderous babies. Man-eating moths. Horror fiction in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveled in all things chilling, with no plot point too bizarre to publish. Author Grady Hendrix dives into the weirdest stories from this era, chronicling every disturbing twist in Paperbacks from Hell. His new book is a creepily entertaining (and informative) romp through pulp horror history, and it’s a must-read for fans of tales that go bump in the night.
Check out the gallery to view some of the craziest book covers included in Paperbacks from Hell, and visit Quirk Books to learn more about this glorious tome.
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Cover by Lisa Falkenstern from Crib by Harold Lee Friedman, Pocket Books, 1982.
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Cover by Thomas Hallman from Fangs by William Dobson.
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Cover by Terry Oakes from Slime by John Halkin, Critic's Choice, 1984.
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Cover by Richard Newton from Abracadabra by Stephen Gresham, Zebra, 1988.
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Cover by Richard Newton from Cat's Eye by William W. Johnstone, Zebra, 1989.
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Cover by Terry Oakes from The Abyss by Jere Cunningham, Simon & Schuster, 1981.
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Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix is available now from Quirk Books.