Satanic Panic was initially issued by Spectacular Optical in a limited edition paperback during the summer of 2015. It swiftly sold out, and FAB Press has now taken on the world publishing rights. To celebrate this re-issue they have put together a very limited edition hardcover, for sale direct to FAB Press customers only, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to pick up this collector’s item while it is still available this second time round!


  • a limited edition hardback copy of Satanic Panic with an individually numbered Collector’s Edition title page plate,
  • an exclusive Satanic Panic T-shirt, courtesy of artist Mike McDonnell,
  • a paperback copy of the book.

A very limited number of Collector Packs are being issued, and due to the T-shirt being produced strictly to size and style requirements, this offer is valid strictly by Pre-Order FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!


Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

“An electrifying descent into ‘80s-era cultural terror.”
– Mike McPadden, author of Heavy Metal Movies

In the 1980s, it seemed impossible to escape Satan’s supposed influence. Everywhere you turned, there were warnings about a widespread evil conspiracy to indoctrinate the vulnerable through the media they consumed. This percolating cultural hysteria, now known as the “Satanic Panic,” not only sought to convince us of devils lurking behind the dials of our TVs and radios and the hellfire that awaited on book and video store shelves, it also created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, audio cassettes and literature. Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s offers an in-depth exploration of how a controversial culture war played out during the decade, from the publication of the memoir Michelle Remembers in 1980 to the end of the McMartin “Satanic Ritual Abuse” Trial in 1990.

Satanic Panic features new essays and interviews by 20 writers who address the ways the widespread fear of a Satanic conspiracy was both illuminated and propagated through almost every pop culture pathway in the 1980s, from heavy metal music to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-VHS scare films, pulp paperbacks, Saturday morning cartoons, TV talk shows and even home computers. The book also features case studies on Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and Long Island “acid king” killer Ricky Kasso. From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, the book captures the untold story of how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture frontlines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.

“An often hilarious, sometimes terrifying view into the damage that can be caused when belief outweighs reason.”
– Daniel XIII, Famous Monsters of Filmland


‘PAUL CORUPE of and Managing Editor of Spectacular Optical print editions made this great compilation of Satanic Panic-era Christian VHS tapes to coincide with our Satanic Panic book. We’ve shown parts of it at our book launch events over the last six months (Satanic Toast! Satanic Smurfs!), and now it’s free online for all to see and share!’ – Spectacular Optical


MMXV, Rapport annuel, bilan des opérations (December 31, 2015)
KIER-LA JANISSE and PAUL CORUPE launch Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (July 3, 2015)
Alban Hefin, Midsommar, Litha, Samradh, Vestalia, Solstitium, Solstice Été MMXV (June 21, 2015)
A new anthology book on how the fear of a Satanic conspiracy spread through 1980s pop culture
(June 15, 2015)
Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (March 31, 2015)