Rebecca Baumann

Rebecca Baumann is the Head of Public Services at The Lilly Library, Indiana University.

Giant carnivorous cockroaches, demonic children, haunted houses, possessed dolls, killer clowns, Nazi leprechauns, and crabs on the rampage: all these and more lurk beneath the garish covers of a publishing category that flourished from approximately 1967 to 1991, bookended by the runaway bestseller Rosemary’s Baby and the successful film adaptation of Thomas Harris’s Silence of