Are you a fan of all things horror? Join us here all week for blog posts, quizzes, a spooky Facebook Live trivia game with Quirk editors Rick and Blair, and a Twitter Takeover with author Grady Hendrix!

Check back here for daily blog updates!

Monday: Stephen King Mash-Up Mania
We took Stephen King books and mashed them together. Would you read these?

Tuesday: How to Survive a Horror Movie Infographic
If you want to live through our Five Day Fright Fest, keep this helpful chart handy!

Wednesday: Which obscure retro monster are you?
Find out what niche beast you most resemble.

Thursday: Frankenstein's Support Group for Misunderstood Monsters: Chaper 3
In which the company of wolves leaves something to be desired.


Want to win a signed copy of Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix, plus other Quirk horror titles and a tote bag? Here's how!

Share your best six-word horror story on Twitter:

  • Oh, the horror! Use the hashtag #PaperbacksfromHell and tag @QuirkBooks. *Entries must be submitted by 3:00pm on Friday, September 22.*
  • At the end of the week, Grady Hendrix will pick his favorite six-word horror story and announce during his Twitter Takeover on September 22!

Win horrifically great prizes:

**Open to US, Canada, and UK.**


Join Grady Hendrix for a Twitter Takeover on September 22 at 2:00pm ET! He'll be chatting about all things horror and will reveal the winner of the Six-Word Horror Story Contest.

Join editors Rick Chillot and Blair Thornburgh on the Quirk Books Facebook page for ghostly trivia on Wednesday, September 20 at 1:00pm ET!

If you missed the live stream, you can still watch it here. THING even makes an appearance!


Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrorstör, about a haunted Scandinavian furniture superstore, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by NPR and has been translated into 14 languages. His latest novel, My Best Friend's Exorcism, is Beaches meets The Exorcist set in the ’80s. He has contributed to Playboy, Village Voice, and Variety.

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.