Proud to be a part of this new anthology by Spectacular Optical press: Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s. It comes comes out in August but your can pre-order it right now!
I’ve had the devil on the brain for quite a while now, working as a researcher/writer on an upcoming documentary about Satan. The stories about the 1980s panic were both absurd and fascinating and so when I saw the call for submissions for this book I knew I wanted to contribute. I ended up writing an essay about the PMRC and heavy metal, called The Filthy 15: When Venom and King Diamond Met the Washington Wives. When I saw the list of other contributors and their topics I was quite excited, as the book will touch on so many interesting aspects of the era – music, film, games, cartoons, TV, etc., both within America and beyond. I can’t wait to read them all.
I was recently interviewed about the project for Kim Kelly at Noisey and you can read her article here.
More details on the book launch coming soon!