From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
is a book publisher
owned and operated by Adam Parfrey
. Subjects of Feral House books cover a wide area, but include books on the occult
, cultural criticism
, serial killers
, conspiracy theories
, political investigations
, extreme musical forms, and biographies of obscure historical figures. Because of the extreme nature of many Feral House books, the imprint has been accused of crypto-fascism, ultra-leftism, and extremist anarchism, allegations which Parfrey brushes off, saying, "upsetting people is a beautiful thing. Because it gets people to think beyond their last visit to 7-Eleven. There’s a lot about this world to be upset about." 
It has been the subject of considerable criticism and outrage in Great Britain
after it published a book written by Ian Brady
, a British serial killer responsible for the kidnap, rape, torture and murder of, at least, five children. Despite the fact that Brady's crimes, the so-called Moors Murders
, took place in the 1960s
, public feeling about them is still considerable throughout the United Kingdom
. Feral House's decision to publish The Gates of Janus,
which was billed as being written by the Moors Murder,
was interpreted as unseemly and commercialist, especially considering that the families of his victims are still alive.
The publisher itself describes the books it sells as "pure information", and says the topics of the books are "forbidden".
Feral House was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Los Angeles.
A sister imprint to Feral House, Process Media, was founded in 2005 in a collaboration with Jodi Wille of Dilettante Press to publish titles apart from the connotations of Feral House.