Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is an American author, journalist, public speaker, and screenwriter known for his best-selling 2014 novel Horrorstör.[2] Hendrix lives in Manhattan and was one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival.[3]

Grady Hendrix
Hendrix at BookExpo America in 2018
Hendrix at BookExpo America in 2018
BornGrady Hendrix
Charleston, SC, U.S.A.
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Public speaker
  • Screenwriter
Amanda Cohen
(m. 1993)

Hendrix worked in the library of the American Society for Psychical Research before turning to professional writing.[4] Alongside his novels, he has written for numerous media outlets, including Playboy Magazine, The New York Post, and, prior to its closure in 2008, as a film critic for The New York Sun.[5]

In 2009, Hendrix attended the Clarion Workshop at the University of California at San Diego.[6]

He has also contributed to Katie Crouch's young adult series The Magnolia League, and his fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Pseudopod.[5]

In 2012, Hendrix co-wrote Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, a graphic novel/cookbook/memoir with his wife Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey.[7] In 2014, Quirk Books published his debut original novel, Horrorstör, which was subsequently optioned into a television series by FOX.[8] Grady then wrote My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016) and the acclaimed non-fiction study Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (2017).[9] He also co-wrote the 2017 motion picture Mohawk with director Ted Geoghegan[10] and the spec script for the horror comedy film Satanic Panic, which was acquired and produced by Fangoria during mid 2018.[11] My Best Friend's Exorcism and Horrorstör, have been optioned for film adaptations, while The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires is slated for a television adaptation.[11][12]

As of May 11th 2020 Hendrix has also started his own podcast called Super Scary Haunted Homeschool.[13]





  1. ^ "Q & A: Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  2. ^ Dollar, Steve. "Grady Hendrix's Catalog of Nightmares". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ Agger, Michael. "Gross and Grosser". New Yorker. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ P, Elizabeth. "Grady Hendrix is a comic writer with a thing for horror". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  5. ^ a b Hendrix, Grady. "About". Grady Hendrix. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  6. ^ "Clarion Workshop, San Diego Alumni".
  7. ^ "'Dirt Candy': A Visual Veggie Cookbook With A Memoir Mixed In". NPR. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  8. ^ "'Horrorstör' Novel To Be Developed As TV Series By Gail Berman & The Jackal Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  9. ^ "Paperback horror fiction rises from the dead". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  10. ^ "We Are Still Here director to make action-horror movie 'Mohawk'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  11. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-06-01). "Fangoria Film Shingle Springs For Grady Hendrix Horror Comedy Script 'Satanic Panic'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2020-02-03). "'The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires' Adaptation Among First Projects On Producer Patrick Moran's Amazon Development Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  13. ^ "Grady Hendrix Super Scary Haunted Homeschool".
  14. ^ Mistry, Anupa. "Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Review". The Star. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  15. ^ Cline, Rob. "'Horrorstor': Novel is crafted to look like catalog". The Gazette. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  16. ^ "My Best Friend's Exorcism and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Heading Our Way from Quirk Books - Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  17. ^ Codega, Linda H. (2020-04-07). "The Monsters They Married Are Men: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  18. ^ "Vampires get a twist in Grady Hendrix's fun but uneven horror story". AUX/The AV Club. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  19. ^ "Announcing the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Winners". 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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