how to keep things eldritch in the sack.

Most of this is set in, or close to, the 80s; and something's just not quite right.

What do you do when your best friend is possessed by a demon? How do you know if your friendship is strong enough to withstand your best friend's exorcism? With popular 80s songs as titles, Hendrix's novel is the result of a cross between John Hughes, Cyndi Lauper, and The Exorcist. Is your best friend merely going through teenage problems supported by events in the text or is she really possessed by a demon and everything happening to her is a manifestation of that possession? You must choose, and choose wisely.

So, in the 70s, some teenage detectives from the Zoinx River Valley get together every summer to form the Blyton Summer Detective Club and solve some cartoonishly fabulous mysteries. There's a fateful case in 1977 involving a old mansion and some weird shit, and that's the last the four of them see each other. One of the four has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum. The only friend he still sees is the handsome jock turned movie star... but the movie star's been dead for years. They decide to meet again to reform the Blyton Summer Detective Club to get to the root of the mystery and uncover the source of their nightmares.

Catherynne M. Valente's short story "Down and Out in R'lyeh" left me stunned at the combination of the Beats on crack with that self-indulgent Lovecraftian angst. "One minute I’m goggling out a filthy glass jug, next minute I’m little, tentacles barely grown out yet, writhing on the infinite mud flat of my birth under a gape-wound sky where the stars are dying over and over, being devoured over and over, devoured by something vast and gorgeous and unstoppable, inevitable, perfect in its total hunger." Click on the magazine cover to read it.

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. If you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget.

You can't talk about decade-specific weird without mentioning Ghostbusters.

Gork, the Teenage Dragon blends, weirdly enough, Catcher in the Rye and Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern for this coming-of-age story about a dragon who's on a quest to find a queen or become a slave.