David Flint, ed
Paperback, 256 pages
The most controversial and infamous British fanzine of the 1980s, SHEER FILTH returns in book form from FAB Press ― bigger, bolder and filthier than ever!
Published between 1987 and 1990, SHEER FILTH offered a heady mix of sleazy, sexy, shocking film and book reviews, wild music coverage, weird cartoons, incisive features and extraordinary interviews with legends of cult cinema and adult entertainment. Mixing serious analysis with wild enthusiasm, SHEER FILTH covered the stuff that other fanzines ignored ― everything from XXX-rated cinema to true crime novels, from sleazy rock 'n' roll to experimental movies and from pulp fiction to cutting-edge art.
Produced under the constant risk of prosecution under the UK's Obscene Publications Act, SHEER FILTH defiantly stood its ground in Thatcher's repressed Britain, bringing the world the first coverage of Jorg Buttgereit's Nekromantik, cult classic Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, Psychic TV's extraordinary First Transmission and much more, long before those films became mythical must-sees, and included interviews with legends like exploitation kingpin David F. Friedman, cult movie icon Johnny Legend and goremeister Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Editor David Flint co-founded Headpress, and under his guidance SHEER FILTH was the proving ground for aspiring journalists and authors who would go on to write for Ungawa, Divinity, Shock Xpress, Skin Two and Penthouse. SHEER FILTH ran for 9 ground-breaking issues. At long last, this 10th edition gathers together most of the original contents, remixed and remastered for a new generation, and also includes plenty of sensational previously unseen material.
Fans of horror, sleaze, exploitation, adult, underground and cult entertainment rejoice! The Filth is back!