Book Covers Were A Lot Scarier In The '80s

Paperbacks From Hell pays tribute to a golden age of horror fiction

Grady Hendrix knows his stuff—he's the author of the 2016 novel My Best Friend's Exorcism—and it's his twisted obsession that inspired his newest book. Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction looks at the glory days of publishing when the genre dominated the bookshelves with their freaky, creepy, and downright terrifying book covers. Here's a sample of some of the most gruesome in the collection.

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From: Esquire