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Feral House is a book publisher owned and operated by Adam Parfrey. Feral House describes itself as "publishing innovative and celebrated non-fiction books since 1989. Movies have been made, cultural trends influenced and political crimes exposed by our small, independent press." [2]

Feral House
Status Active
Founded 1989
Founder Adam Parfrey
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Port Townsend, Washington
Distribution Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (US, Canada)
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)[1]
Nonfiction topics Non-fiction
Imprints Process Media
Official website

Feral House was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Port Townsend, Washington.[3]

A sister imprint to Feral House, Process Media, was founded in 2005 in a collaboration with Jodi Wille of Dilettante Press to publish titles that are of differing style and content of Feral House.[4]



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..[5] 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.[6]


  • 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 [7]
  • 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 [8]
  • 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[9]
  • 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 [10]


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