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Anton LaVey Feature CHS

Collinsport Historical Society on American Horror Story & Anton LaVey

Patrick McCray at the Dark Shadows website The Collinsport Historical Society had this to say about American Horror Story’s depiction of Anton LaVey: In the most recent episode of American Horror Story, Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey, is portrayed as one of the villains, literally worshiping the devil, consorting with the fictitious bad guys, and establishing himself as a force of evil in that supernatural universe. None of this, of course, is accurate or even tangentially related to reality. LaVey was a lot of things, and there is still alleged controversy over the verisimilitude of his official biography, but the man was a solid atheist, […]

MONSTER SERIAL: An introduction by Magus Peter H. Gilmore

From The Collinsport Historical Society site: “Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, someone on asked me why I was encouraging people to follow the Church of Satan on Twitter. The short answer? Because they’ve been good to The Collinsport Historical Society. The Church of Satan has been willing to provide signal boosts to our various projects during the last year. It’s leader, Magus Peter H. Gilmore, provided some kinds words about our work for inclusion on the jacket of our first book, MONSTER SERIAL. If that wasn’t enough, he also wrote the introduction to the follow-up, BRIDE OF MONSTER SERIAL. Below is the full text […]


Featuring a special introduction by Magus Peter H. Gilmore, BRIDE OF MONSTER SERIAL is the inevitable sequel to MONSTER SERIAL, a collection of essays published in 2013 by the award-winning COLLINSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The second book in the series continues the theme of exploring a love for horror cinema, focusing on both popular and obscure films. It’s an eclectic collection where movies like THE DEVIL’S RAIN sit comfortably alongside films like NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, THE FLY and THE TOXIC AVENGER. BRIDE OF MONSTER SERIAL is now available in paperback from Amazon. (The Kindle edition will be available soon)