Grady Hendrix’s unique and captivating storytelling blends horror, humor, and nostalgia which sets him apart as a creative force.

Grady Hendrix is an acclaimed author, screenwriter, and journalist known for his unique and captivating storytelling. Born on May 13, 1971, in Charleston, South Carolina, Hendrix developed a passion for writing from an early age.

Young Grady Hendrix
Young Grady Hendrix


After completing his education, Hendrix began his career as a journalist, writing for various publications such as The New York Sun, Slate, and The Village Voice. His insightful and witty articles gained him recognition and paved the way for his future endeavors.

In 2009, Hendrix released his debut novel, «Horrorstör,» a quirky and inventive horror-comedy set in a haunted furniture store. The book garnered praise for its originality and earned Hendrix a dedicated fan base. He then followed up with «My Best Friend’s Exorcism» in 2016, a chilling tale of friendship and possession set in the 1980s.

Grady Hendrix
Grady Hendrix


Hendrix’s writing style is often described as a blend of horror, humor, and nostalgia, drawing inspiration from pop culture, particularly the 1980s. His ability to create vivid and relatable characters in extraordinary situations has captivated readers around the world. We can define his style as terrifyingly whimsical tense and dark with a lot of nostalgia factor.

Apart from writing novels, Hendrix has also made a name for himself in the world of screenwriting. He co-wrote the script for the 2019 horror film «Satanic Panic,» which premiered at the Overlook Film Festival. Hendrix’s screenplays often reflect his love for horror and showcase his talent for crafting engaging stories.

Grady Hendrix Style
Grady Hendrix Style

In addition to his writing career, Hendrix is an active participant in the literary community. He has served as a juror for prestigious awards such as the National Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. He is also a co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival, which focuses on showcasing Asian movies in the United States.

Grady Hendrix Bibliography

Grady Hendrix is an author widely known for his eccentric and creative approach to horror fiction. His bibliography consists of several books, each with a unique storyline that offers readers a thrilling and exciting reading experience.

Grady Hendrix Books
Grady Hendrix Books

Occupy Space (2012)
Satan Loves You (2012)
Dirt Candy: A Cookbook (2012)
Li’l Wimmin: A Comic Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (2013)
The White Glove War (2013)
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination (2013)
Horrorstör (2014)
My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2016)
Paperbacks from Hell(2017)
We Sold Our Souls (2018)
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (2020)
The Final Girl Support Group (2021)
These Fists Break Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Changed the World (2021)
Badasstronauts (2022)
How to Sell a Haunted House (2023)

Grady Hendrix Books
Grady Hendrix Books

A standout work in Hendrix’s bibliography is «My Best Friend’s Exorcism» published in 2016. This novel explores the bond between two high school friends and the terrifying events that occur after one of them starts acting strangely. The supernatural elements of the story are masterfully woven into the emotional connections between characters, providing a unique and unforgettable reading experience. There is also a film adaptation of My Best Friend’s Exorcism released in 2022 directed by Damon Thomas

Grady Hendri´s  My Best Friend's Exorcism
Grady Hendri´s My Best Friend’s Exorcism

In addition to novels, Hendrix has also written several non-fiction books, one of which is «Paperbacks from Hell.» This book explores the history of horror fiction paperbacks from the 1970s and 80s, providing readers with an in-depth look at the cultural significance of these works.

Eerie, thrilling, and unique

Overall, Hendrix is one of the most recognizable authors in the horror genre today. Whether you’re a die-hard horror fan or just looking for an exciting and captivating read, Grady Hendrix’s bibliography has something for everyone.

Grady Hendrix Axe
Grady Hendrix Axe

Written by Glenn Marte