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"SHEER FILTH is one of the rockingest zines... eruditely penned yet heartily low class."


The most controversial and infamous British fanzine of the 1980s, SHEER FILTH returns in book form, bolder and filthier than ever!


Published between 1987 and 1990, SHEER FILTH offered a heady mix of shocking film and book reviews, wild music coverage, weird cartoons, incisive features and fascinating interviews with icons of cult cinema and adult entertainment. Mixing serious analysis with wild enthusiasm, SHEER FILTH covered 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. SHEER FILTH was the first publication to cover the likes of Psychic TV's First Transmission, Death Bed: The Bed That Eats and Nekromantik, and includes interviews with cult movie legends like David F. Friedman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Norman J. Warren, Pamela Green and Annie Sprinkle, as well as articles covering SPK, Pee Wee Herman, Robert Bresson and Cicciolina, and reviews ranging from Archaos Circus to GG Allin.


Under the guidance of editor David Flint, SHEER FILTH was the proving ground for a host of aspiring journalists and authors who would go on to write for Headpress, Ungawa, Divinity, Shock Xpress, Skin Two and Penthouse. SHEER FILTH ran for 9 ground-breaking issues. At long last, this 10th edition gathers together almost all of the original contents, and also includes plenty of sensational previously unseen material!


Fans of horror, sleaze, exploitation, adult, fetish, underground, alternative, and cult entertainment rejoice! 




“Draws the reader into a hermetically sealed world of sleaze.”



The Editor:

David Flintbegan his writing career with books and magazines as varied as Penthouse, Skin Two, Flesh & Blood, Zero Tolerance, Loaded, BizarreThe CutRapid Eye and more. He also wrote booklet notes for DVD releases like The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, Emanuelle in America, Salon Kitty, The Brood, Scanners, Santa Sangre, Ban the Sadist Videos, The Wes Craven Collection, and others, as well as producing and directing documentary films on David Hess, Russ Meyer and Mondo movies that were included on international DVD releases. He is the author of Babylon Blue and Zombie Holocaust, and along with Harvey Fenton co-edited Ten Years of Terror for FAB Press. David has appeared as an expert commentator on various TV and radio shows including Banned in the UK and Sex & Shopping. As well as Sheer Filth, he has edited Headpress, Divinity and Sexadelic, plus websites Noise Culture and Strange Things Are Happening.


Technical Details

Size: 250mm x 177mm

Binding: Paperback

Extent: 240 pages, heavily illustrated throughout in black and white

ISBN: 978-1-903254-76-9

Publication Date: 9 April 2014

Market: Cinema / Music / Art

Weight: 0.5kg

Edition: First Edition

Cover Price: £14.99 (UK) / $24.95 (US)






Product CodeSheerFilth-PB
ManufacturerFAB Press

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