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Against Civilization

Readings and Reflections Enlarged Edition

Against Civilization

$14.00

With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it? Feral House’s new expanded edition of Against Civilization adds 18 new essays and feral illustrations by R.L. Tubbesing to the contemporary classic that provides 67 thought-provoking looks into the dehumanizing core of […]

American Hair Metal

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$22.95

There was a time—not so long ago—when pomp and spandex dominated MTV and pop radio playlists. American Hair Metal celebrates this orgy of flamboyance, androgyny and animal magnetism, of big-haired alpha males and the beautiful women who surrounded them. Rare photographs of the biggest bands and unsung heroes surround revealing quotes about the sex, drugs and […]

American Hardcore

A Tribal History | Second Edition

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$3.95 — $22.95

The Second Edition of the “definitive work on one of rock’s most important eras” (Juxtapoz), has over 100 new pieces of artwork, hundreds of new band bios and a radically expanded discography. The first edition, which became the Sony Classics released documentary of the same name, was 328 pages; the new edition clocks in at 408 pages.

According to the Los Angeles Times, American Hardcore is the “definitive treatment of hardcore punk,” changing the way we look at punk rock. And according to Paper magazine, American Hardcore sets the record straight about the last great American subculture.”

Apocalypse Culture

Apocalypse Culture

$3.95 — $14.95

Enlarged and Revised Edition “Parfrey has edited a new book of Revelation, a collection which is almost as awesome and terrifying as the original biblical text.” — Edwin Pouncey, NME “Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the […]

Apocalypse Culture II

Apocalypse Culture II

$30.00

  Apocalypse Culture II is out of print, and will unlikely be reprinted. Los Angeles, CA – Feral House – Underground publisher Adam Parfrey presents a second coming of America’s darkest shadow side in Apocalypse Culture II, the completely new sequel edition to what was called by J.G. Ballard “the terminal documents of the twentieth century.” […]

Big Dead Place

Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica

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$3.95 — $16.95

What goes on in Antarctica? Is it the pristine but harsh frontier where noble scientific missions are accomplished? Or an insane corporate bureaucracy where hundreds of workers are cooped together in hi-tech communes with all the soul of a suburban office park? Welcome to Big Dead Place, a grunt’s eye view of America’s Antarctic Program […]

Blood Beneath My Feet

The Journey of a Southern Death  Investigator

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$3.95 — $18.95

Have you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing humans for so long that you had to shave all the hair off your body in order to get rid of the smell? Joseph Scott Morgan did. Have you ever lit a Marlboro from the ignited gas of a bloated dead man’s belly? […]

Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

The Dark History of Prepubescent Pop, from the Banana Splits to Britney Spears

Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

$19.95

From the Archies to Britney Spears, bubblegum music has excited every generation of music lovers. Featuring interviews with many of the genre’s major creators, this ambitious anthology dismantles the worst myths about how bubblegum is produced and identifies the gum tendencies of artists as various as the Sex Pistols, Abba, the Monkees, and the Ramones. […]

Cholo Style

Homies, Homegirls and La Raza

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$16.95

The classic era of barrio culture, as seen through the artwork, interviews and true stories created by homies and homegirls themselves, from the seminal street ’zine Mi Vida Loca. The Chicano street tough look, or Cholo Style, has grown in a big way, becoming incorporated as a matter of pride in American Hispanic culture and according […]

Choosing Death

The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore

Choosing Death

$3.95 — $19.95

In 1986, it was unimaginable that death metal and grindcore would ever impact popular culture. Yet this shockingly fast and barbaric amalgam of hardcore punk and heavy metal would define the musical threshold of extremity for years to come. Initially circulated through an underground tape-trading network by scraggly, angry young boys, death metal and grindcore […]

Death Scenes

A Homicide Detective’s Scrapbook

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$19.95

The publication of Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective’s Scrapbook proves there is no such thing as the “good old days.” Jack Huddleston, a bona fide detective with the Los Angeles police department, collected together a scrapbook of oddities and gruesome moments from his years working for the force. Huddleston’s scrapbook spans Southern California in its noir […]

Dope Menace

The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks

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$24.95

While we now enjoy this exploitative genre for its campy kitsch, gloriously bad writing, and outlandish misinformation, drug paperback books were once a transgressive medium with a perversely seductive quality. DOPE MENACE collects together hundreds of fabulously lurid and collectible covers in color, from xenophobic turn-of-the century tomes about the opium trade to the beatnik […]

Extreme Islam

Anti-American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism

Extreme Islam

$16.00

Explosive as the views it presents, Extreme Islam cuts to the chase, and shows the major voices of the orthodox Islamic current to speak for themselves why Allah should annihilate ‘The Great Satan.’ Remarkable interviews, essays, fatwas, political cartoons, propaganda, posters, poems and stories are collected to confront the reader with important and rarely-seen perspectives of […]

Future Primitive Revisited

Future-Primitive

$3.95 — $15.00

eBook available for Kindle, iPad, Nook and more! “John Zerzan’s importance does not only consist in his brilliant intelligence, his absolute clearness of analysis and his unequalled dialectical synthesis that clarifies even the most complicated questions, but also in the humanity that fills his thoughts of resistance. Future Primitive Revisited is one more precious gift for us all.” —Enrico Manicardi, Author of […]

Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men

The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War
and Their Hidden Agenda

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$19.95

Consider the possibility that the history of the human race is not as simple as has been taught in classroom textbooks. Consider the possibility that the standard scientific explanation for mankind has ignored critical facts that are buried deep within the fossils and mankind’s DNA. Consider the possibility that the biblical tales may actually reveal […]

Graffiti Underworld

Villains, Vandals and Visionaries

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$29.95

Though now considered a reputable art form deserving of museum exhibitions and academy award-nominated movies, graffiti and tagging still earns its practitioners arrest and grave bodily harm. This book dives into this risky underworld with hundreds of interviews and images from these subversive vandals. Issued in hardcover and in full color throughout.

Hipster Hitler

Hipster-Hitler

$16.95

In a competition of the most hated memes of modern times, “Hipster” has now caught up with “Hitler.” Artists James Carr and Archana Kumar thought, why not combine the two? After all, Hitler was indeed a hipster of his time, a failed artist in Vienna scrounging up extra dollars or kroner painting quick architecture scenes […]

Hollywood’s Hellfire Club

The Misadventures of John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and “The Bundy Drive Boys”

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$22.95

They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama’s boy, and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were […]

Influencing Minds

A Reader in Quotations

Influencing Minds

Compelling both as a reader and reference work, Leonard Roy Frank’s Influencing Minds assembles concentrated granules of commentary on that most delicate project–the shaping of the human mind. Frank is an aphorist and editor of The History of Shock Treatment. Peter Schrag, author of Mind Control, has written, “The History of Shock Treatment is without question not only […]

Isis and Beyond

The Biography of Cecil E. Nixon

Isis and Beyond

$20.00

Now available, the never-before-told saga of the inscrutable Doctor Cecil Nixon (1874–1962), close friend, confidant and inspiration to Anton LaVey. Nixon was the weird enigma behind musical automata like the Goddess Isis, who exhibited a startling range of human-like mannerisms and played hundreds of songs on her zither… at voice command. This hard-to-find book contains […]

Kooks

A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief

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Currently Unavailable New Enlarged Edition: The classic text now includes great “outtakes” that did not make it into the original printing. The Los Angeles Times touted the original 1994 edition of Kooks as “a rich compendium of looniness.” This newly expanded version includes a profile on hollow-earth activist Ruth Leedy, a letter to Richard Nixon from St. […]

Lexicon Devil

The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs

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$16.95 — $100.00

LEXICON DEVIL, an oral history that probes the brains of over 100 characters, and contains 140 never-before-seen photos, goes beyond early punk rock into secret regions of suicide, mind control, suppressed sexuality, corrosive humor, self-abuse, and addictions to rock celebrity, drugs and cults. Thieves, surfers, skinheads, nymphettes, chickenhawks, skateboarders, Scientologists, boho artists, under-age sado-masochistic punk […]

Lords of Chaos

The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground

Lords of Chaos

$3.95 — $18.95

REVISED EDITION The 2003 edition of LORDS OF CHAOS is revised and expanded, adding fifty new pages, detailing outbreaks of Black Metal crime in Finland, Germany and the United States; and includes the secret history of occult Rock, a new section on Varg Vikernes’ promulgation of bizarre Aryan UFO theories, and material on the career of […]

Love Sex Fear Death

The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment

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$24.95

Watch the Process Church book trailer (directed by William Mortenson) here. Contributions from Sammy Nasr, Edward Mason, Malachi McCormick, Kathe McCaffrey, Laura Merrill, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Ruth Strassberg The Process Church of the Final Judgment was the apocalyptic shadow side of the flower-powered ’60s and perhaps the most notorious cult of modern times. Scores of […]

Mexican Pulp Art

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$3.95 — $16.00

The lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels is a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English or even Spanish-language collection are the often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons from stories involving suspense, mystery, romance and the supernatural. Mexican Pulp Art features […]

Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!

The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films

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$3.95 — $35.00

We’ve located some copies of this amazing, long-out-of-print book that currently sells for a minimum of $75 and as much as $218 online. Now you can purchase the remaining copies from Feral House directly for $35 apiece. Mushroom men. Gargantuan Space Turtles! Evil Brains from Outer Space! Colossal Cuttlefish! They’re all here in Monsters Are […]

Muerte!

Death in Mexican Popular Culture

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$16.95

How a culture approaches and depicts death says a lot about the way it faces life. In America, death is a fixture of pop culture, shown in fantasies that are violent but curiously detached from reality and moral lessons. In Mexico, death occupies a much different cultural space. Muerte! explores the lurid history of Mexico’s fascination […]

Nightmare of Ecstasy

The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Nightmare of Ecstasy

$20.00

Rereleased to coincide with Ed Wood, a Tim Burton movie based on the book, this authoritative underground biography brings to life the renegade filmmaker. “Finally the Ed Wood story told in all its naked wonder. Nightmare of Ecstasy is an hilarious but heartbreaking portrayal of a brave, eccentric and sometimes insane film director. I stayed up all night reading it with my mouth hanging open.” — John Waters. “Stranger, weirder, more tragic than the Ed Wood movie.” — Edward Everett Horton

Orgasmatron

The Heavy Metal Art of Joe Petagno

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$19.95

Joe Petagno’s iconographic covers for the hard rock band, Motörhead, are only a small part of his prolific painting career. Starting out with the renowned Hipgnosis, designing for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, this book emphasizes Petagno’s work for heavy metal recordings and paintings seen only in his Denmark home. Orgasmatron: The Heavy Metal Art of […]

Packing Inferno

The Unmaking of a Marine

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$16.95

Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. After returning home, he discovered a turmoil developing in his mind, estranging him from his […]

Pills-A-Go-Go

A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History & Consumption

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$16.95

Winner, Independent Publishers Award 2000, in the Pop Culture category. Pills-A-Go-Go savors the American love affair with little gems—from Quaaludes and Prozac and Desoxyn to Viagra. Inspired by Jim Hogshire’s zine of the same name, the book version goes much further, filled to the brim with weird pharmaceutical ads and history, exposes of FDA lies, […]

Poop Culture

How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product

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$14.95

Is “The Origin of Feces” a Darwinian concern? Perhaps not, but it is the title to the preface of this tongue-in-cheek and unexpectedly revealing exploration of human behavior by the webmaster behind the popular PoopReport.com. This book is not a history of poop, but a study of today. Its goal is to understand how poop affects […]

Porn & Pong

How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture

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When the VCR first became commonly available, and the modern porn industry’s sales skyrocketed, Atari systems, with their phallic joysticks, also seized the American mind. In Porn and Pong, Playboy journalist Damon Brown reveals how these businesses have blossomed, intersected and affected our culture. Reality TV came the same year as the digital reality of […]

Ritual America

Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society
A Visual Guide

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$29.95

eBook available for Kindle, iPad, Nook and more! Just five or six decades ago as many as a third of all American males belonged to a fraternal order. The substance of so-called secret rituals could easily be purchased in cheap paperback books. The true secret of these fraternal orders may be that all the classified […]

Running on Emptiness

The Pathology of Civilization

Running on Emptiness

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John Zerzan, anarcho-primitivist philosopher, ideological friend to Ted Kaczynski, and mentor to the anti-Globalist anarchists who set the world aflame in Seattle and Europe, is back with Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization. Author of Elements of Refusal, Questioning Technology, Future Primitive and Other Essays, and the editor of Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections, Zerzan’s anti-technology writings […]

Russ Columbo and the Crooner Mystique

Russ Columbo and the Crooner Mystique

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In the early ’30s, Russ Columbo, dubbed the “Vocal Valentino,” rivaled Bing Crosby in a widely publicized “Battle of the Baritones.” He had looks, charm, and a beautiful voice to match his violin playing. But his endearing aura also had a haunted side. Just two days after he attended a Hollywood sneak preview of the […]

Scorched Art

The Incendiary Aesthetic of FlameRite Zippos

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For almost a decade, the radical art group Flame Rite has been producing Zippo lighters featuring the work of prominent comic artists. These “miniature billboards” that normally display a corporate logo have been reinvented as witty pop-art confections. Charles Burns’s ominous Smoking Skull, Daniel Clowes’s creepy-comic Eightball, Big Daddy Roth’s wacky Rat Fink, the fabulous […]

Several Ways To Die In Mexico City

An Autobiography of Death in Mexico City

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$3.95 — $22.95

In the ’80s, when author/photographer Kurt Hollander lived in New York and published The Portable Lower East, life there was particularly rough, and cops often drove yellow cabs as a method to surprise and roust its residents. Before the decade ended, Hollander moved to the equally rough climes of Mexico City, making his living writing and photographing for The Guardian, The […]

Sex and Rockets

The Occult World of Jack Parsons

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In his short 37 years, John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons embodied at least several different roles in one tormented but glorious life. By day, Parsons’ unorthodox genius created a solid rocket fuel that helped the Allies win World War II and NASA send spacecraft to the moon. Co-founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corporation, […]

Shit Magnet

One Man’s Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World’s Guilt

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Few writers have seen their words blamed for obscenity trials, White House shootings, and triple suicides, but fuck all you other writers—I’m a unique case. I get into more trouble than anyone I’ve ever met. So as I sat for nearly two-and-a-half years locked in a cell, I put pencil to paper and tried to […]

Siegel and Shuster’s Funnyman

The First Jewish Superhero from the Creators of Superman

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$24.95

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created two superheroes. One is Superman. The other is Funnyman, and this book details his amazing back story.

Inside find reproductions from Funnyman’s rare comic books, Sunday funnies and daily strips.

Strange Creations

Aberrant Ideas of Human Origins from Ancient Astronauts to Aquatic Apes

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$3.95 — $16.95

Charles Darwin wasn’t the only one to come up with a contemporary explanation for the origin of human beings. Homespun fantasies and myths abound—the imaginative creations of dreamers, cult leaders, amateur scientists, racists, and rogues. Among the theorists this collection introduces are the eccentric English lord who believes that men are a cross between extraterrestrials […]

SuicideGirls

SuicideGirls

$22.95

Pin-Up Punk Rock and Goth Girls.

Tales of Times Square

Expanded Edition

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$3.95 — $16.95

This classic account of the ultra-sleazy, pre-Disneyfied era of Times Square is now the subject of a documentary film of the same name to be theatrically released this year. With this editionTales returns to print with seven new chapters. “Friedman has drawn a vivid picture of the Times Square area and its denizens. He writes […]

Technological Slavery

The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. "The Unabomber"

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$22.95

Theodore Kaczynski saw violent collapse as the only way to bring down the techno-industrial system, and in more than a decade of mail bomb terror he killed three people and injured 23 others.

One does not need to support the actions that landed Kaczynski in supermax prison to see the value of his essays disabusing the notion of heroic technology while revealing the manner in which it is destroying the planet.

The Carnivals of Life and Death

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James Shelby Downard may be the most controversial conspiracy theorist of the 20th century. In “King-Kill 33°,” Downard notoriously laid out the involvement of Freemasonry in the assassination of President Kennedy. Even Marilyn Manson wrote a song based on Downard’s essay. The Carnivals of Life and Death is Downard’s autobiographical account of his early years […]

The Compleat Motherfucker

A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words

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Watch the BANNED Compleat Motherfucker commercial HERE. Motherfucker is two separate Anglo-Saxon words — one sacred, one profane — locked together by constant usage like two pieces of wet soap. The term began as a common insult, “Mother fucker,” to denigrate a son by insulting his mother. The U.S. Supreme Court (Keefe v. Geanakos, 1969) called […]

The Covert War Against Rock

What You Don’t Know About the Deaths of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Michael Hutchence, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ochs, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, John Lennon, and The Notorious B.I.G.

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Rock musicians, the best of them, have been outspoken proponents for social change, but through their celebrity and alternative lifestyles are also easy targets for mob exploitation and pursuit by government intelligence agencies. The FBI’s counter-insurgence program COINTELPRO and the CIA’s illegal domestic OPERATION CHAOS were both designed to stop the dissent that rock music […]

The Fix Is In

The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

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“Skeptical fan” Brian Tuohy believes that the hugely profitable sports leagues have covered up the truth behind their operations, that professional sports are not all about fair play but sometimes corrupt interactions with mass media and players in the sports machine.

Author Tuohy backs these charges with an explicitly-cited history of backroom dealings in football, baseball, basketball, hockey and car racing.

The Fix Is In provides the shadow history of the sports world, and the way it interacts with media and gambling operations.

The Gates of Janus

Serial Killing and its Analysis, By the 'Moors Murderer,' Ian Brady

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$3.95 — $24.95

Known as The Moors Murders, the case of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’s torture, sexual abuse, and murder of a child and two teenagers in the early 1960s is thought to be the most appalling series of crimes ever committed in England.

The Philosopher’s Stone

Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter

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$3.95 — $17.95

Prolific author Joseph P. Farrell, who commands a growing and devoted audience on Coast to Coast , Erskine Overnight, and other programs, initiates his Feral House association with The Philosopher’s Stone, in which he demonstrates the connections of modern physics and ancient alchemy by investigating monatomic gold, the work of Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kozyrev, and […]

The VJ Book

Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance

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Book includes: How-to, history and culture, legal issues, craft advice, future technology, plus interviews with: Benton-C Bainbridge • Craig Baldwin • Mark Coniglio • Bill Cottman • Ivan Dryer • Kathleen Forde • Stefan Gosiewski • Yusei Horiuchi • John Humphries • Peter Mettler • Norman Perryman • Jay Smith • Olivier Sorrentino • George […]

The Weird World of Eerie Publications

Comic Gore That Warped Millions Of Young Minds

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Eerie Publications’ horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America’s newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to look at (and purchase) them.

Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs

The Classic Martyrology

Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs

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New Edition including a forensic investigation into the Crucifixion that inspired Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ Feral House issued the gruesome Catholic martyrology, TORTURES AND TORMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS, back in 1989. This irreverent release, complete with illustrations by contemporary artists and murderers, also contained a medical investigation into the Crucifixion (reprinted with permission […]

True Vampires

Blood-Sucking Killers Past and Present

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Some vampires are not fictional creatures. This book examines the real vampires whose crimes have contributed to the fearsome mythos. True Vampires takes you into the minds of real blood-sucking killers from Romania and Russia, France and Wales, Brazil and South Africa, to the hills of Kentucky and the streets of Los Angeles. The history of […]

You Can’t Win

You Can't Win

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“More than—rare enough—a damned good book, it is a book of timeless, illuminating truth …This book is one of a kind. — Nick Tosches  You Can’t Win, the beloved memoir of real lowdown Americana by criminal hobo Jack Black, was first published in 1926, then reprinted in 1988 by Adam Parfrey’s Amok Press, featuring an […]