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What is a Headpress Special Edition?

What is a Headpress Special Edition?

Special Editions are nice, quality hardback editions of select new Headpress titles, which are available up to twelve months before the trade paperback edition is in the shops or online ... Read More
Featured Sparky Oh Sparky

“Sparky! Oh, Sparky!” The Charm and Chill of Children’s Records

Jennifer Wallis explores the history of children’s records, and childhood encounters with a sinister talking piano. Earlier this month it was announced that Paul McCartney would be re-releasing Rupert and ... Read More
Texas Chain Saw wiping the van clean

The White House Horrors: Comparing Monsters-in-Chief

‘What happened is true.’ What we’re seeing today in presidential politics could not have happened without Watergate and it could not have happened without The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Author ... Read More
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Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

Showroom dummies are taking over the world! Once described as ‘highly coloured science fiction for older children’, David Kerekes takes a look at the nightmare that is Doctor Who, beginning ... Read More
33 Trapped Chilean Miners

33 Trapped Chilean Miners

We were recently prompted to dig out this short interview from the archives. SIMON MORRIS, perhaps best-known for his work with Ceramic Hobs, died earlier this year. In the interview ... Read More
Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice: A Trip into 'Oedipus in Disneyland'

Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice: A Trip into ‘Oedipus in Disneyland’

Scouring the Headpress shelves, Jennifer Wallis falls down the rabbit hole with probably the only book to bring together Clark Kent, Queen Victoria, and Alice in Wonderland. Advert for Molloy's ... Read More
George and the Dragon, Sid James and Peggy Mount

What we’re watching: Rocks, smut, and Sid James

Jennifer Wallis gives us a rundown of what’s playing on the Headpress screen this week, from vertigo-inducing documentaries to laconic sixties comedies. Valley Uprising Released in 2014, this documentary seems ... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, the “practically unsinkable” man!

Ladies and gentlemen, the “practically unsinkable” man!

The strange but true tale of drowning, dogs, and inflatable men. Ladies and gentlemen, Henry Silvester, the “practically unsinkable” man! ... Read More
They Don’t Make Movies

They Don’t Make Movies

A horror comic leads DAVID KEREKES to reflect on the ‘snuff’ film rumour mill of the 1970s, while at the same time facing a virus alert on his computer. Before ... Read More
Top 3: Thriller episodes

Top 3: Thriller episodes

Do you like your horror homely? JENNIFER WALLIS picks her top three Thriller episodes and considers their nostalgic and aesthetic appeal. If you’ve exhausted your stock of DVDs and watched everything ... Read More
Uh-Oh, We’re in Trouble: Sweetness and Subversion in 90s Pop

Uh-Oh, We’re in Trouble: Sweetness and Subversion in 90s Pop

Sweet and subversion - the combative cuteness of 90s pop duo Shampoo ... Read More