Paper Backs From Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction with Grady Hendrix

Paper Backs From Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction with Grady Hendrix

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00 pm

Free

Paper Backs From Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction with Grady Hendrix
Paper Backs From Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction with Grady Hendrix
Here's how one audience member has described it...

"Paperbacks from Hell was one of the best shows I've been to in years. Still not even sure what it was. Tried to describe it to a friend as a 120 min. Tour de force one man show about reading 400 trashy paperbacks to write a book about 400 trashy paperbacks. Cabaret theatrical historical PowerPoint (from Hell). I laughed. I cried. I hurled. BRAVO."

Still Interested?

In the early Seventies, three books changed horror forever: ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE EXORCIST, and THE OTHER.
The first horror novels to hit bestseller lists since 1940, they opened the floodgates for an avalanche of horror paperbacks to pour onto supermarket shelves throughout the Seventies and Eighties until SILENCE OF THE LAMBS slit the genre's throat in the early Nineties.

Writer Grady Hendrix delivers a mind-melting oral history of this now forgotten world of Nazi leprechauns, skeleton doctors, killer crabs, killer jellyfish, killer babies, pretty much killer everything. Prepare yourself for a tour of this long-lost universe of terror ...the Paperbacks from Hell!!!!
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/