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Above: This is likely the first plug Headpress received, a review for Headpress No 1 in the now defunct style mag i-D (No 96, Sept 1991). Click to view larger image»


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CREATURES OF CLAY
AND OTHER STORIES OF THE MACABRE

By Stephen Sennitt
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"There's a wonderfully retro, pulp fiction look and feel to this collection of short stories... A collection that doesn't hold back on the macabre - and it's sometimes downright stomach-turning."
Paul Terry, Dreamwatch No 105

"Positively dripping with death, decay and general mayhem."
The Crack No 180 (May 2003)

"Sennitt is a countercultural maestro... Journeys into the dark caverns of the surreal in classic pulp noir mode."
Modern Woman (Sept 2003)

"What they will make of these stroies in Mexborough is anybody's guess."
The Sheffield Star (April 9, 2003)

   
CREEPING FLESH:
THE HORROR FANTASY FILM BOOK
VOL 1 & 2
Edited by David Kerekes

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"Professionally-produced horror fanzine in book form."
SFX (March 2004)

"A welcome new series."
Film Review (April 2004)

"A rather inspiring book dealing with horror and fantasy cinema... Certainly one for people with morbid curiosities and a lust for discovering non-mainstream art of the darker nature."
Rock Sound No 58

“A wonderfully eclectic collection”
www.zetaminor.com
   
 

FALLEN STARS:
TRAGIC LIVES AND LOST CAREERS

By Julian Upton

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"Packed with suicide, chronic alcoholism, sleeping pills and rampant self-destruction. Fascinating."
Shock Cinema No 27

   
GIGS FROM HELL:
TRUE STORIES FROM ROCK'N'ROLL'S FRONTLINE

Edited by Sleazegrinder

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"Gigs from Hell makes me want to start a band just to live these triumphs and tragedies myself."
Prick Vol 4 No 4 (January 2004)

"Enters the depths of depravity and plain old insanity to bring the reader the hilarity and thrills of touring [in a band]."
Will Stone, Bookmunch online

"Tales of hilariously gross misfortune."
Lollipop magazine No 64

"As a one-time bar-band drummer turned reviewing hack who spent a fair amount of time playing the toilet clubs of this great nation in the eighties, I'd say the main draw of touring is the degredation... This collection of tawdry tales spells out that mindless desire to punish yourself all too perfectly."
Ross Johnson, The Memphis Flyer (November 11, 2003)

"Hurricanes, incest, goosestepping bikers and dodgy egg 'n' mayo sandwiches... Gigs from Hell rounds up 300 nights that those involved would probably rather forget."
Hotpress (November 19, 2003)

"A cautionary tale for wannabe rock stars everywhere."
Emma Johnston, Kerrang! (November 15, 2003)

"Sleazegrinder couldn't care less about stadium rock."
Stuart Wright, Dazed & Confused

   
 

HEADPRESS GUIDE TO THE COUNTERCULTURE:
A SOURCEBOOK FOR MODERN READERS

Eds. Temple Drake & David Kerekes

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"The ultimate pop culture junkie's guide."
Fused magazine No 20

   
 

LAND OF A THOUSAND BALCONIES:
DISCOVERIES AND CONFESSIONS OF A B-MOVIE ARCHAEOLOGIST

By Jack Stevenson

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"BOOK SPOTLIGHT PRIZE... This may well be a personal odyssey, yet it has much that most will be able to relate to. Packed with rare stills, a must for connoisseurs of trash, cult and camp."
Howard Maxford, Film Review (June 2003)

"Wierd, idiosyncratic and lovingly researched."
Elizabeth Coldwell, Forum Vol 37 No 5

"Extremely enjoyable and effervescent."
The Crack No 179 (April 2003)

"A breezy trove of otherwise homeless information, written without a shred of pretension."
Andy Murray, City Life (May 21-28, 2003)

   
  LEGACY OF BLOOD:
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SLASHER MOVIES
By Jim Harper
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"Everything you ever wanted to know about slasher films."
Billy Chainsaw, Kerrang (January 29, 2005)

"Jim Harper clearly knows his stuff and the reviews are refreshingly written."
Film Review (December 2004)

   
  THE MASTER CON MAN:
THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF SLIPPERY SYD GOTTFRIED
By Robert Kyriakides

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"It would be surprising if Guy Ritchie has not already snaffled the film rights to this book - it is right up his street... A great read about a real con man."
Law Gazette Magazine (October 16, 2003)

"One of the best reads of the year."
Andy Copp, Neon Madness website

"Unusually candid account by a prolific grifter."
The Miami Herald website (August 24, 2003)

"An unputdownable picking of an incorrigible rascal's life and times."
Modern Woman (October 2003)

"A rollicking good read in the tradition of naughty-geezer lit, but the bloody murder of his ten-year-old daughter belies any idea that Gottfried's story is some kind of Ealing comedy."
Racing Post (July 1, 2003)

"It's a great guide to blackjack scams as well, but the penis enlargement pictures perhaps belong in a medical textbook. One to take on holiday."
Jack (December 2003)

   

PSYCHOTROPEDIA:
A GUIDE TO PUBLICATIONS ON THE PERIPHERY

By Russ Kick

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"Encyclopaedia of forbidden thought."
Iain Aitch, The Guardian: The Guide (Nov 28-Dec 4, 1998)

"A fascinating all-encompassing survey of all manner of weird and wonderful books."
Desire No 24 (Dec 1998)

"The truth might not be out there, but it's certainly in Psychotropedia."
Kerrang! (Jan 9, 1999)

"Be cautious."
Lightspeed No 4 (Nov-Dec 1998)

"A bible for the daring and imaginative reader."
Blood from Stones, WH Smith bookshop magazine (1999)

"Recommended."
i-D No 186 (May 1999)

"Touchy and unorthodox subjects."
Bizarre (Jan 2001)

"Staggering. A must for any student of alternative reality."
Beat magazine (Aus)

   
 

THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SKYWALD HORROR-MOOD
By Alan Hewetson

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"Headpress have given me one hell of a Christmas present... The last word on this classic company."
Kevin Bell, Outland, Ottakers bookshop magazine (2004)

   
 

SLIMETIME:
A GUIDE TO SLEAZY, MINDLESS MOVIES
By Steven Puchalski

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"One of the best books ever."
Kate Hambrecht, Jane (Mar 2003)

"Any book that reviews Zappa's 200 Motels AND The Amazing Mr Bickford will do for me."
Modern Dance No 43

"One of the best genre books."
Sex Gore Mutants website

"Bloodbath, Blood Bath, Blood Diner, Blood Freak, Blood Harvest, Blood Hook, Blood Orgy of the She-Devils... If you're familiar with any of these films then you may have some interest in this catalogue of what I suppose you'd call underground films."
The Crack (March 2003)


   
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