This is turning out to be the "Remmus of Hate", as it were... I tend to think much more about blood, violence, and crime in July & August, as misanthropy peaks, which is why I prefer to remain in cool climes nonetheless...
Ordered three more books on the Satanic Panic, and can't wait to sink My fangs into them as well. Good thing I Am finding these books at a used book source for a pittance; if not for that, I don't think I would pay a substantial amount, but as far as the subject matter, they do provide for some atramentous entertainment fodder.
- 6. The Satan Seller by Mike Warnke. The little book appeared in My collection one day, and I was struck by the cover. It relates the fictional tale about the author being kidnapped and inducted into a devil worship cult, featuring black limousines and moonlight 'bone-fires'; he has since become, not surprisingly, a purposeful christian comedian. [✓]
- 6. Satanism: The Seduction of America's Youth by Bob Larson. Probably the first Satanic Panic book I ever picked up in a bookstore, which I leafed through. The attraction here is more in the shock-tactic delivery rather than factual content, of course. [✓]
- 6. The Edge of Evil: The Rise of Satanism in North America by Jerry Johnston. I first heard mention of this book from an interview on Good Morning L.A. the first time it was broadcast, which I recorded on My "Satan Tape" at the time, and seems like it would be quite amusing; plus, the foreword is written by Geraldo Rivera, which should be quite a hoot! [✓]
The "Richard" Anomaly: As an interesting side note, I noticed that several of these criminals are named "Richard" in one form or another, which may actually be appropriate in its condensed form, considering their deeds. For instance, Richard Ramirez, Sean Richard Sellers, and Ricky Kasso. Devin Black once had an acquaintance named "Ricky", and he wasn't too much different. ∞
* Related: Like Black Ravens they fly forth...