Are You Alone In The House Extract
Sample pages from Are You Alone in the House? edited by Amanda Reyes. Published by Headpress.
Mozlandia Extract
Mozlandia: Morrissey fans from the Midlands to the Borderlands.
Bleeding Skull! Extracts
BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema.
Gathering of the Tribe Extracts
A look at the role of the occult in music through key albums.
Offbeat Extracts
Think you know British cinema? Think again.
Elvis Died Stomach Contents
Table of contents (and the contents of Elvis' stomach) taken from Mick Farren's book Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing.
Elvis Died For Somebodys Sins But Not... Extracts
Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing by Mick Farren. Table of contents. A rocking life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Gore Vidal, Pete Townshend and others.
The Eccentropedia Extracts
The Eccentropedia: The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived by Chris Mikul, illustrated by Glenn Smith. An A-Z of eccentrics. 266 true stories of the most original and outrageous people on earth.
Dark Stars Rising extracts
Dark Stars Rising: Conversations from the Outer Realms by Shade Rupe is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists.
9/11 Films
Flipbook extract from Conspiracy Cinema by David Ray Carter. 9/11 chapter.
Conspiracy Cinema Extracts
Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia by David Ray Carter. Published by Headpress
Jolly Hockey Sticks!
JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS! The Career of John Lindsay, Britain's 'taboo' filmmaker of the seventies by David Kerekes
Fleshpot extracts
An illustrated guide to the genres, personalities and trends that have set screens aflame since the dawn of motion pictures!
Mezzogiorno extracts
Chapter one of Mezzogiorno: Life. Death. Southern Italy. By David Kerekes.
Weird Scenes Flipbook Extract

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Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart Of The Hippie Dream by David McGowan. The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Exclusive special edition. Buy this item»

20-Mar-2014 David McGowan
Devil and Dental


Got a busy mroning tomorrow and I didn't want any wrath for not sending my story. To be honest 'Devil' is not a story at all. It is a piece of information. Do with it what you will.

It was written during a period of intense happiness and inspiration. I was looking for stuff to write about all the time and was encouraged to do so. Since then I have written almost every day. I am grateful.

The other, 'Dental', is a very short story written around the same period in the early hours. I read it and I know how much fun life was at the time. Again thank you for inspiring me. Although decorum prevents me naming you here I am sure know who will you are.

This stuff may be weird to some of you but for me it's just a bit of fun.

Henjoy x

Ricardo El Rey

DEVIL (AD45 -present day)

The best-known geezer in the world. And probably the best loved. He has so many fucking forms it is virtually impossible not to come across him on a several-times- a day-every-day basis. Messiah's come and go, but the Devil is always ready and waiting. He is, after all, Legion. How cool is that? No one is exactly sure when he popped up but he wasn't documented until he became an important supporting literary character in the western world's longest running best seller of all time.

Cast out of heaven and allowed the omnipresence usually reserved for supreme beings, he could be absolutely anyone you're likely to come across, your boss, your teacher, your best friend, your dad, you sister, your dog walker, your mayor, your priest, your vicar, your nurse, your cousin, your child, your taxi driver, your favourite movie star, your gardener, your window cleaner, next door's window cleaner, your dentist, the lollypop man, the guy in the post office who makes you laugh, a lawyer (OK sometime it's easy to see him), the bus driver, the Avon lady, the bloke who used to live next door that works on the check-out at the supermarket. It goes on. You can be absolutely anyone and anything and still be the devil.

And so many names. Lucifer, Satan, Old Nick, Beelzebub, Diabolos, Belial, Iblis, Abbadon,  Diavolus, Mephistophelese, Iblis, Angra Mainyu, Baphomet, 666. Antichrist, Der Leibhaftige, Old Scratch, Voland, Sammael, Mastema, Prince of Darkness, Kölski, Shaitan, Daba.

So many kin, otherwise referred to as demons - estimates range from between 44,435,622 to 133,316,666 or around one third of the angelic population simply cast out to do mischief. Regardless of the numbers they include, to name but a few Jinn, Dantalion, Azazel, Lilith, Kabal, Medusa, Mammon, Shedu, Phenex, Haggadah Samael, Gremory, Dagon, Imps, the Nephilim, Rimmon, various incubi and succubi, Thren, Wendigo, Nix, Leviathan, Oni, Ah Pooh, Aamon, Ziz, Castor, Davy Jones, Valfar, Tengu, Thammuz, and good old Oriax, many of whom have been around a lot longer than Old Nick as it happens.



When I grow up I want to drive the dental ambulance. Perform roadside extractions, paramedical temporary bridges and emergency cavity plugs. A cordless drill in my hand, surgical steel pliers hanging on my tool belt, vials of Novocain and packs of softened silver in my work pouch. I don't want to save the world. I don't even want to save lives. I just want to drive fast, run red lights, smell of clove oil and put people at my mercy in pain.

13-Feb-2011 Ricardo El Rey
Chelsea Hotel Manhattan Extract

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Chelsea Hotel Manhattan by Joe Ambrose. A raw eulogy to a New York icon. Extreme living in New York’s Chelsea Hotel, from the beats through punk and into the present. Outlaw culture, outlaw life, outlaw death. Buy the book»

02-Feb-2012 Joe Ambrose
Beaver Street Extract

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For sixteen years Robert Rosen worked behind the X-rated scenes of such porn magazines as High Society, Stag, and D-Cup. In Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, Rosen blows the lid off the lucrative and politically hounded adult industry, providing a darkly engaging account of its tumultuous decades—from the defining Traci Lords scandal and the conception of ‘free’ phone sex to the burgeoning success of smut in cyberspace in the twenty-first century. Buy the book»

10-Feb-2012 Robert Rosen
Creeping Flesh Vol 1 Extract

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Creeping Flesh The Horror Fantasy Film Book edited by David Kerekes.  Telefantasy and horror cinema from around the world, with a distinctive retro sensibility. From the classic BBC ghost stories for Christmas to obscure and vilified movies, the discovery of “lost” films, and an appreciation of British exploitation.

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17-Feb-2012 David Kerekes
The Master Con Man Extract

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The Master Con Man: The True Adventures Of Slippery Syd Gottfried by Robert Kyriakides. Syd Gottfried is resolutely crooked and his scams, explained in detail in this book, are at times darkly humorous. Yet the vicious gravitas of his lifestyle draws him tragically, inevitably, to bloody murder. True crime. Buy this book»

21-Feb-2012 Robert Kyriakides
Hellhound Flip Book Extract

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The Hellhound Sample by Charles Shaar Murray. Fiction. A potent mix of secrets, nightmares and lies, spanning decades and continents. James 'Blue' Moon, the greatest living bluesman, has one last chance to escape the hellhound on his trail ... if the cancer doesn't get him first. Buy this book»

24-Feb-2012 David Kerekes
The Eccentropedia Extract

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The Eccentropedia: The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived by Chris Mikul, illustrated by Glenn Smith. An A-Z of eccentrics. 266 true stories of the most original and outrageous people on earth. Buy this book»

01-Mar-2012 Chris Mikul
Better To Reign In Hell Extract

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Credited with superhuman intellect and abilities, the serial sex killer emerged in the 1980s as a dominant figure in American popular culture. Using government reports, trial transcripts and correspondence, Better To Reign In Hell:Serial Killers, Media Panics & the FBI by Stephen Milligen, examines the people and events that led to and perpetuate a serial killer panic, notably President Ronald Reagan, the New Right, the FBI and the media. More about this item»

21-Mar-2012 Stephen Milligen
Gigs From Hell Extract

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Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll's Frontline edited by Sleazegrinder. From the dankest rat hole basements to flash arenas, here is a wild ride through rock’n’roll’s nightmare moments. Rife with hellfire confessionals straight from the bruised lips of hundreds of jobbing bands, Strips the mythology and starry-eyed allure of life on the road to its barest essentials — puke, rip-offs, come-downs and the odd stab at glory. Buy this book»

02-Apr-2012 Sleazegrinder
Dcombobulated Sample

Discombobulated: Dispatches from the Wrong Side by Simon A. Morrison takes readers on a pocket-sized, decade-spanning gonzo tour of the nightlife of five continents, bringing together the snappiest, wittiest and hippest dispatches of the last eight years, to make one of the classic books of the clubbing generation. Buy this book»

13-Apr-2012 Simon A. Morrison
Keep It Together Extract

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Keep It Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies by Rich Deakin is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents: the Deviants and the Pink Fairies. Buy this book»

18-Apr-2012 Rich Deakin
Conspiracy Cinema Flip Book

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Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia by David Ray Carter. Conspiracy theories are shocking by their very nature, and Conspiracy Cinema delves into the history of cinema’s most controversial genre. More info»

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18-Apr-2012 David Ray Carter
Lovers Bugger Thieves Extract

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Lovers Buggers & Thieves, edited by Martin Jones, offers fresh perspectives on the likes of Led Zeppelin, the Beatles (a comprehensive guide to Fab Four bootlegs and "outfakes"), interviews with Australian garage punk and psych legends of the sixties, the musical legacy of Charles Manson, Skip Spence, Monks, the Sonics, Bonzo Dog Band, Screaming Lord Sutch, and other music and musicians dragged back from the edge…. Buy the book»

20-Jul-2012 Martin Jones
Elvis Died For Somebodys Book Extracts

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Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing by Mick Farren. A rocking life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Gore Vidal, Pete Townshend and others. Exclusive edition available. Buy this item»

18-Nov-2012 Mick Farren
Offbeat Flip Book

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Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems by Julian Upton, with various contributors. Think you know British cinema? Think again. Exclusive edition available. Buy this item»

18-Dec-2012 Julian Upton
Gathering Of The Tribe Flip Book

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Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation by Mark Goodall, with various contributors. A look at the role of the occult in music through key albums. Exclusive hardback edition available.Buy this item

18-Jan-2013 Mark Goodall
Bleeding Skull! Flip Book Extract

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BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey by Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema. Special edition NO ISBN hardback exclusive to Headpress. Buy this item»

15-Apr-2013 Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik
Xerox Ferox Flip Book Extracts

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Xerox Ferox: The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine by John Szpunar is the first book to cover the horror film fanzines and the culture they spawned. Exclusive NO ISBN special edition hardback also available. Buy this item»

09-Oct-2013 John Szpunar
The Bloodiest Thing Extract

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"THE BLOODIEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED IN FRONT OF A CAMERA" Conservative Politics, 'Porno Chic' and Snuff, by Stephen Milligen. The true, startling and hideously exploitative story behind the most brutal and ghastly-beyond-belief film of all time. Exclusive special edition of 100 copies. Buy this item»

05-Aug-2014 Stephen Milligen
The Law of Chaos Extract

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The Law of Chaos: The Multiverse of Michael Moorcock by Jeff Gardiner. An entertaining and accessible reader’s guide that explores the life and achievements of Michael Moorcock, one of modern literature’s most influential figures. Exclusive special edition. Buy this item»

03-Oct-2014 Jeff Gardiner
Theme 70 Extract

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Theme 70: Tackling the Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema by Mark J Banville. Exploitation movie explosion from the silver age of grindhouse fandom. More info»

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02-Jan-2015 mark j banville
Spinegrinder Extract

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Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About, by Clive Davies. One man's ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, seen from the digital age. One opinion; 1,100 pages; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts). More info»

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10-Apr-2015 Clive Davies

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