Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s - by Michael Gingold [Book] (hardcover, 248 pages) (Vinyl)
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.
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!
As featured in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and Mental Floss.
Gift Guide Mentions: Blumhouse, Birth! Movies! Death!, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Daily Dead.
''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!'' --Joe Bob Briggs
''Horror fans who enjoyed Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix might thrill to Michael Gingold's Ad Nauseam.'' -- Library Journal
''A must for fans of the [horror] genre!'' -- MovieWeb
''Gloriously lowbrow...a fascinating look into the genre's past.'' - Birth.Movies.Death
''It's more than a mere coffee table book filled with retro horror movie ads from the go-go 80s. It also features prominent reviews from the time (many of which were ridiculously off-track) as well as Gingold's personal remembrances of seeing these films in the grindhouse palaces of The Big Apple.'' -- ComingSoon.net
''Highly entertaining.'' - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
''A love letter to the heyday of '80s horror. If you have fond memories of sifting through newspapers in the '80s to look at artwork for new movies, we highly recommend this read...it preserves a cherished era of the horror genre.'' - Daily Dead
''An amazing collection of classic horror trash film ads.'' - Dangerous Minds
''Ad Nauseam bombards us with nostalgia, and each of the 248 pages is a delight. 9.7/10!'' - Horreur Qu?bec
''The Holy Grail of '80s horror newsprints. A must-have centerpiece for your coffee table.'' - Nightmare Nostalgia
''It's easy to fall in love with Ad Nauseam's historical window through the weird, outlandish takes on promoting horror movies at the peak of their popularity....a delightful treat!'' - MovieMaker Magazine
''One of my favorite books in recent memory, Ad Nauseam brings back my adolescence in full force collecting off-forgotten newspaper ads that I used to pore over.'' - Forces of Geek
''What better way to get yourself in the mood for Halloween than browsing a selection of macabre and often over-the-top '80s horror movie print ads?'' - The Wall Street Journal
''Things we love'' column - Shudder
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: 1984 Publishing
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
About Michael Gingold:
A lifelong fan of horror, science fiction and fantasy films, Michael Gingold first wrote about scary cinema in
his Xerox fanzine Scareaphanalia . He began contributing to Fangoria magazine in 1988, joined the staff in 1990, and quickly rose to
managing editor and ultimately editor-in-chief; after 28 years with its original incarnation, he returned for its relaunch in 2018.
Michael has also written for Rue Morgue , Birth.Movies.Death , MovieMaker , Time Out New York , Scream , and IndieWir e , and
contributed liner notes, video featurettes, and commentaries to Blu-rays from Shout! Factory, Arrow Video, Synapse Films, Vinegar
Syndrome, Blue Underground, and Garagehouse Pictures.
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