Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe. At these events, (usually) several people each give a 20 minute fun, yet informative, presentation across all disciplines. The events take place in relaxed environments, usually bars.
The next Nerd Nite Chapel Hill will take place Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Pit, 462 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. (This event was rescheduled from an earlier date, due to the hurricane.)
Admission is free.
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Paperbacks From Hell – LIVE!
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Local 506, 506 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
“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.”
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!!!!
This event is free and for an audience age +18.