What is Headpress?
As an independent book publisher for almost three decades, Headpress is something of an anomaly.
It was founded in Manchester in 1991 by David Kerekes, David Slater and David Flint, foremost to release in the UK a film by cult German director Jörg Buttgereit.
With revenue generated from VHS video sales of Der Todesking (limited to 500 copies), Headpress the magazine was born.
The book publishing arm followed soon after, in 1992.
Subject matter of its books is wide-ranging, covering cult film, strange music, pulp literature, fanzines, conspiracy theories, sex and erotica, occult and folklore, true crime, and pop culture generally.
Headpress continues to publish, with a back catalogue of 100 or so titles to date and only one of the three original founding members: Kerekes.