Highly Recommended Reading

By Doug Brunell, Writer of Depravity

By Doug Brunell, Writer of Depravity

Books I enjoy or that have inspired me.

Tl;dr: The Best of Odd Things Considered

Anita Dalton


If you like to read strange books, this is your new Bible.

The Black Dahlia

James Ellroy

$15.99 $14.71

Like getting punched in the gut.

The Shining

Stephen King

$17.95 $16.51

This made me want to be a writer.

Pure Filth

Peter Sotos


Any Sotos is good Sotos. Beware.

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

Murray Bookchin

$24.95 $22.46

Essential reading if you care about things like freedom and authority.

Fear: The Autobiography of Dario Argento

Dario Argento

$30.00 $27.00

Argento fan? What are you waiting for?

Baby Killer

Frank Cassese


Harrowing. Disturbing. Essential.

Apocalypse Culture (Revised)

$14.95 $13.75

A classic. Necessary.

The EC Archives: Shock Suspense Stories, Volume 1



Horror. Comics. Inspiration to so many writers and filmmakers.

Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke (30th Anniversary Edition)

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

$49.99 $44.99

An incredible character study of the Joker.

Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents

Stephen Thrower


A massive time for film fanatics.

Daredevil: Born Again

David Muzzucchelli

$19.99 $18.39

This is a classic.

Dune (Anniversary)

Frank Herbert

$18.00 $16.56


Satan Wants You

Arthur Lyons


Fun paranoia.


Emmanuelle Arsan

$15.00 $13.80

Read this with Sinful Cinema 4.

Language and Politics (Expanded)

Noam Chomsky

$28.00 $25.20

A fascinating look at his theories.

Cinema Sewer Volume 1: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies!

Robin Bougie


This series is a must-have for film fans.

Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia (Expanded)

John Gilmore

$17.95 $16.51

True crime pulp style.

Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction

$12.00 $11.04

AK Press knocked it out of the park with this one.

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

$16.95 $15.59

Not as good as Baby Killer, but ...

Scream with Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits

Jeremy Dean and Tom Bejgrowicz

$30.00 $27.00

It's the Misfits. You want this.

The Art of Hammer: Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films (Updated)

Marcus Hearn


How can you go wrong with Hammer?

Wolverine: Enemy of the State

Kaare Andrews and John Romita

$34.99 $31.49

An incredible Wolverine tale with some spectacular John Romita, Jr. art.

Death Scenes: A Homicide Detectives Scrapbook

Sean Tejaratchi and Dunn Katherine

$22.95 $20.66

A must for true crime readers.

Panzram: A Journal of Murder

James O. Long and Thomas E Gaddis

$24.95 $22.46

Before GG Allin, there was Panzram.

Is This Guy for Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Brian "box" Brown

$19.99 $18.39

A god among men.

The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson

$15.99 $14.71

Believe it or not, a Dead Milkmen song turned me on to this book.