Rue Morgue is releasing a new book for true horror fans from 1984 publishing. Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s is a collection of rare horror ads from the 80s curated by Fangoria Editor-in-Chief Michael Gingold.
Growing up in the 1980s, Michael Gingold became obsessed with horror movies, and his love of the genre led him to become a Fangoria writer and editor for nearly 30 years, as well as a Rue Morgue contributor. But before all that, he took his scissors to local newspapers, collecting countless ads for horror movies, big and small.
With 80s horror in full resurgence this is an exciting time for new horror fans exploring the decade as well as us old schoolers who grew up in the era. Even Joe Bob Briggs is excited:
"Ad Nauseam recreates the vanished world of the grindhouses and the drive-ins by emphasizing the foreplay of the experience - we were virgins, and this is how we were seduced!"
Horror fans won't lose with a 248-page, full-color, hardbound book with newspaper ads for horror movies like Friday the 13th, The Evil Dead, Re-Animator, Frightmare, Bloodeaters an so many more.
Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s is a year-by-year deep dive into the Gingold archive, with more than 450 ads! Within these pages you'll see rare alternate art for Gremlins, Child's Play, The Blob remake, and the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. You'll also revel in oddities including Psycho from Texas, Dracula Blows His Cool, Blood Hook, Zombie Island Massacre, and many more.
Gingold provides personal recollections and commentary, and unearths vintage reviews to reveal what critics of the time were saying about these films. He also interviews the men behind legendary exploitation distributor Aquarius Releasing to learn how they built buzz for shockers like Make Them Die Slowly and Doctor Butcher M.D.
Steel yourselves, genre junkies, Ad Nauseam is an unmatched journey into the wild world of 1980s horror movies!
Get your pre-order in of Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s over at Amazon before it's October 9, 2018 release.