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Paperbacks From Hell

the Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Oct 17, 2020The_Most_Casual_Observer rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
👿 Fascinating! You can see where many tropes of goofy conspiracy theories of today have their origins in horror stories from the 70s. In particular, the Qanon nonsense tracks back to a series of books by one Russ Martin, on Playboy Press, who envisioned a Satanic Organization, run by the elite 0.01% who really rule the world, blah, blah, blah. The author doesn't call this to your attention, but you can figure it out fast enough. Bigfoot, UFOs, ESP, rogue computers, Satan worship, weird medical experiments, killer mutant animals, and more, it all started here! Recommended by the American Mothers' Horror Appreciation Society.