Hong Kong films ripped through kung fu stereotypes in the 80s/90s. Here’s the definitive tome on stunt hazards, pistol ballets, snarky gangsters and toothsome molls, hopping vampires, and Hong Kong noir.
Part memoir, part film criticism, this book looks at the affect New York and New Jersey theatre audiences had on films as much as it is a book about exploitation films.
The only biography of legendary scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, fully revised & updated.
When the Movie of the Week ruled the airwaves!
The first and final word on the story of the horror film fanzine — a literary Wild West — from its roots in the mimeographed sci-fi mags of the 1930s to today’s prozines and blogs.
Jam-packed with rare photographs, advertisements, and VHS sleeves (most of which have never been seen), an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide through the dusty inventory of the greatest video store that never existed.
The global post-industrial underground scene, with a focus on the dark ambient, death industrial, heavy electronics and power electronics.
A rare insider’s view of the post-industrial music underground.
A unique take on the Beatles and their most controversial and divisive LP, reflecting the true spirit of the LP.
A critical analysis of the career of the Manic Street Preachers and their 2001 record Know Your Enemy.
“Morrissey perhaps was seduced by LA like most people who are not from here, lured by the nostalgia of old Hollywood or perhaps simple sunshine.”
The first book devoted to power electronics, written by artists, fans, and critics.
A skateboarding road trip celebrating the institution of the skatepark in America’s small towns.
A latter-day Journal of the Plague Year. Rekindles our ties with culture, and affirms friendship, empathy and love.
“Everyone knew I had it coming, even me.”
Brooklyn, 1955-64: A boy learns about life and death from the WWII vets and Holocaust survivors who surround him.
Why would anyone want to visit sites touched by death in the first place?
Think the Weekly World News if every word was true.
In her first blog post for Headpress, Lakkaya Palmer explores the representation of monstrous mothers and children in Alice, Sweet Alice, and argues for the film as a key entry in the 1970s ‘family horror’ canon.
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