Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s is a book by Michael Gingold, published on 9 October 2018 by 1984 Publishing.
“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 thirty 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.”
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“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
“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