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PGC Fall 2021 Adult Book Fair

Ad Nauseam
Newsprint Nightmares from the '70s and '80s (Expanded Edition)
By (author): Michael Gingold Foreword by: Joe Dante
Michael Gingold ,

Foreword by :

Joe Dante


1984 Publishing



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


General Trade
Oct 15, 2021
$56.95 CAD


11in x 8.5 x 2 in | 1670 gr

Page Count:

368 pages


700+ newspaper ads! The entire decade of the 1970s was added to this new, expanded edition.
1984 Publishing
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Horror

BRAND NEW & EXPANDED EDITION! Now with 125 additional pages of film ads from the 1970s and a new foreword by director Joe Dante! As featured in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fangoria, and more.

Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Gingold became obsessed with horror movies, and his love of the genre led him to become a Fangoria writer and editor for over 30 years, as well as a contributor to Rue Morgue and others. 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 '70s and '80s is a year-by-year deep dive into the Gingold archive, with more than 700 ads! Within these pages you'll see rare alternate art for film franchises such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Jaws, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Exorcist. You'll also revel in oddities including Invasion of the Blood Farmers, Psycho from Texas, Dracula Blows His Cool, Zombie Island Massacre, Twitch of the Death Nerve, and many more.

Gingold also provides personal recollections and commentary, and unearths vintage reviews to reveal what critics of the time were saying about these films.

Steel yourselves, genre junkies: Ad Nauseam is an unmatched journey into the wild world of 1970s and 1980s horror movies!

Also available: Ad Nauseam II: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s and 2000s and Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads For Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films (the 1980s and 1990s).

MICHAEL GINGOLD first began reproducing newspaper ads for horror films in his Xerox fanzine Scareaphanalia, and went on to become a longtime editor and writer for Fangoria magazine and on-line. He also currently contributes to Rue Morgue, MovieMaker, Scream, and others. Michael is the author of The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies and Shark Movie Mania, and has created featurettes and written liner notes for numerous Blu-ray and DVD releases.

JOE DANTE is an American film director, producer, editor, and actor. His directorial filmography includes the movies Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, The 'Burbs, Matinee, and Small Soldiers. He additionally directed television episodes for Police Squad!, The Twilight Zone, and Amazing Stories.

As featured in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and Mental Floss.

Gift Guide Mentions: Fangoria, Blumhouse, Birth! Movies! Death!, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Daily Dead.

"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

"Gingold has put together an engrossing reclamation of the past, an entertaining time killer that reflects the same unserious attitude of the entertainment it documents. It’s also an inadvertent history lesson—from The Incredible 2 Headed Transplant to Killer Klowns from Outer Space, it’s somehow comforting to find that the more ballyhoo changes, the more it stays the same." — Trailers from Hell

"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 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 Québec

"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

"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

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