Feral House

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Feral House
FounderAdam Parfrey
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPort Townsend, Washington
DistributionConsortium Book Sales & Distribution (US, Canada)
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)[1]
Nonfiction topicsNon-fiction
ImprintsProcess Media
Official websiteferalhouse.com

Feral House is an American book publisher owned and operated by Adam Parfrey, founded in 1989 and based in Port Townsend, Washington.[2]

Early history[edit]

The company's first book was The Satanic Witch (1989; originally published in 1971 by Dodd, Mead & Company) by Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan.

Cultural references[edit]

Tim Burton's film Ed Wood was based upon the Feral House title, Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood Jr.[3] The Feral House title American Hardcore: A Tribal History by Steven Blush has been made into a feature documentary of the same name, released by Sony Classics in the fall of 2006.[4]


  • Winner: Best Book of 1989 by Readercon: Apocalypse Culture edited by Adam Parfrey
  • Winner: Firecracker Award, Best Music Book of 1999: Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind [5]
  • Winner: Independent Publisher Awards Best Pop Culture Book of 2000: Pills-a-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation Into Pill Marketing, Art, History & Consumption by Jim Hogshire
  • Winner: Independent Publisher Awards Best Erotica Book of 2005: SuicideGirls edited by Missy Suicide [6]
  • Winner: Independent Publisher Awards Best Pop Culture Book of 2006: Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties edited by Brittany A. Daley, Hedi El Kholti, Earl Kemp, Miriam Linna, and Adam Parfrey[7]
  • Winner: Independent Publisher Awards Best History Book of 2012 Silver Medal: Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on America Society by Adam Parfrey, and Craig Heimbichner [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". Feral House. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ http://feralhouse.com/about-us/
  3. ^ Umland, Samuel J. (2015). The Tim Burton Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 182.
  4. ^ Guerrasio, Jason (2006-09-22). "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control". Filmmaker. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  5. ^ Library Thing
  6. ^ Independent Publisher Online Magazine Archived 2007-07-05 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Independent Publisher Online Magazine
  8. ^ Independent Publisher Awards 2012

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