Paperbacks From Hell With Grady Hendrix
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 that lurked behind the lurid, foil-embossed, die-cut covers of…the PAPERBACKS FROM HELL!!!!
And we can’t pass up an opportunity like this to include a film screening so we’re adding a bonus screening of the restored version of the 1985 American sci-fi, horror, rom-com cult classic RE-ANIMATOR loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella Herbert West–Reanimator. Directed by Stuart Gordon and produced by Brian Yuzna, the film stars Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West, a scientist who invents a solution which can re-animate deceased bodies. He and Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) begin to test the serum on dead human bodies, and conflict with Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), who is infatuated with Cain’s fiancée (Barbara Crampton) and wants to claim the invention as his own.
All this co-presented with our friends at THE GREEN HAND BOOKSHOP.