Grady Hendrix

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Grady Hendrix
Hendrix at the 2023 National Book Festival
Hendrix at the 2023 National Book Festival
BornCharleston, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Public speaker
  • Screenwriter
SpouseAmanda Cohen[1]

Grady Hendrix is an American author, journalist, public speaker, and screenwriter known for his best-selling 2014 novel Horrorstör.[2][3] Hendrix lives in Manhattan and was one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Hendrix was born in South Carolina. His parents divorced when he was 13 years old and the author spent much of his time in public libraries.[5] As an adult Hendrix worked in the library of the American Society for Psychical Research before turning to professional writing.[6] 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.[7]

In 2009, Hendrix attended the Clarion Workshop at the University of California at San Diego.[8]

He has also contributed to Katie Crouch's young adult series The Magnolia League, and his fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Pseudopod.[7]

In 2012, Hendrix co-wrote Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, a graphic novel/cookbook/memoir with his wife Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey.[9] In 2014, Quirk Books published his novel, Horrorstör, which was subsequently optioned for a television series by FOX.[10] 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).[11] He also co-wrote the 2017 motion picture Mohawk with director Ted Geoghegan[12] and the spec script for the horror comedy film Satanic Panic, which was acquired and produced by Fangoria during mid 2018.[13] My Best Friend's Exorcism and Horrorstör have been optioned for film adaptations, while The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires and The Final Girl Support Group are slated for television adaptations.[13][14][15] Hendrix created a one-man show for The Final Girl Support Group to promote the novel, as he found traditional author events boring.[5]

From May 2020 to October 2020, Hendrix has also hosted his own podcast called Super Scary Haunted Homeschool, that talked about the history of vampires to promote his book The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.[16]




Short story collections[edit]

  • Dead Leprechauns & Devil Cats: Strange Tales of the White Street Society (2020, JABberwocky Literary Agency)



  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. ^ Young, Kevin (2021-12-08). "Grady Hendrix is a sucker for Christmas". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  4. ^ Agger, Michael. "Gross and Grosser". New Yorker. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b Holman, Gregory J. "What is a 'final girl,' anyway? Bestselling horror author Grady Hendrix coming to Springfield for one-man show". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  6. ^ Pandolfi, Elizabeth. "Grady Hendrix is a comic writer with a thing for horror". Charleston City Paper. Archived from the original on 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  7. ^ a b Hendrix, Grady. "About". Grady Hendrix. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  8. ^ "Clarion Workshop, San Diego Alumni".
  9. ^ "'Dirt Candy': A Visual Veggie Cookbook With A Memoir Mixed In". NPR. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  10. ^ "'Horrorstör' Novel To Be Developed As TV Series By Gail Berman & The Jackal Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  11. ^ "Paperback horror fiction rises from the dead". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  12. ^ "We Are Still Here director to make action-horror movie 'Mohawk'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  13. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (2018-06-01). "Fangoria Film Shingle Springs For Grady Hendrix Horror Comedy Script 'Satanic Panic'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-11-16). "'The Final Girl Support Group': Annapurna Adapting NY Times Bestselling Author Grady Hendrix's Upcoming Novel As Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  16. ^ "Grady Hendrix Super Scary Haunted Homeschool".
  17. ^ Mistry, Anupa. "Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Review". The Star. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  18. ^ Cline, Rob. "'Horrorstor': Novel is crafted to look like catalog". The Gazette. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "Vampires get a twist in Grady Hendrix's fun but uneven horror story". AUX/The AV Club. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  22. ^ Rocket, Stubby the (2020-06-24). "Berkley Announces Two New Horror Novels by Grady Hendrix". Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  23. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-11-16). "'The Final Girl Support Group': Annapurna Adapting NY Times Bestselling Author Grady Hendrix's Upcoming Novel As Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  24. ^ "How Final Girl Support Group Will Reinvent The Slasher Movie (Again)". ScreenRant. 2020-12-08. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  25. ^ "Grady Hendrix Talks About His New & Upcoming Books, Movies And Writing (EXCLUSIVE) - Fully Booked". Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  26. ^ Young, Kevin (2021-12-08). "Grady Hendrix is a sucker for Christmas". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  27. ^ Shahen, Jim Jr. (2022-03-08). "Film expert gets kick from kung fu genre". Times Union. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  28. ^ "Criterion Now - Episode 141 - Martial Arts". CriterionCast. 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  30. ^ "Grady Hendrix's The Black Room is based on his parapsychology experience". JoBlo. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  31. ^ "Announcing the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Winners". 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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