Edward D. Wood, Jr., also known as Ed Wood, is probably best known for his B-movies. Everyone’s heard of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Other films include Glen Or Glenda (1953), Bride of the Monster (1955 – read our review here) and Night of the Ghouls (1959). What many people don’t know is that Wood completed approximately eighty adult novels in his life. Most were written under various pseudonyms for a handful of small time publishers that are now defunct. That’s what makes them so hard to find. Rejoice, fans! A bunch of Wood’s novels just resurfaced for the first time in about 5 decades.
Read on for details, and learn how you can find them!
Details From The Press Release
Now on Amazon! Eight great Edward D. Wood, Jr. novels have been discovered in an attic in Oklahoma. They have been painstakingly reprinted from the tiny text, on aged, yellow paper, to a larger, clearer text on exceptional cream paper. Countless hours have been toiled formatting and silently correcting typos for a new, refreshing read. It’s a major Ed Wood miracle, bringing these lost gospels to the curious modern age. They all bare the original covers, some wonderfully illustrated in the glorious 60s pulp style. The stories include a crock-pot of weirdos and oddballs, transvestites and strippers, detectives chasing unknown killers, lovely young runaways caught up with seedy carnivals, and much, much more sleazy insanity!
Searching for the coveted mysterious paperbacks became an cult-like obsession, a treasure hunt for those intrigued by the ultimate literary bizarre. Occasionally, they appear in auctions, but the asking price is always quite expensive. A several hundred-dollar price tag is not uncommon.
They’re usually snatched up, fleeting like a ghost leopard in the dead of night, leaving the loyal Ed Wood fan sad and dismayed… until now. Thanks to Old Virginian Press and their team’s very hard work, these Edward D. Wood, Jr. novels can be enjoyed again, for the first time in five decades!
Reading intended for mature adults only! Collect all eight (before they disappear again for another fifty years).
Whoa! Check these out!
When Karl the Abominable Snowman escapes from a carnival, and a series of gruesome murders ensues. Also known as Naked Bones. Originally published in 1966.
A detective tries to solve the murder of a beautiful exotic dancer. Writing under pseudonym J. X. Williams. Originally published in 1966.
A collection of case histories as reported to Emil Moreau. Writing under pseudonym Emil Moreau. Originally published in 1967.
Hippie sexploitation, cover says, “Originally titled Lost Souls Delivered,” Wood’s personal acronym for LSD. Main characters Adam and Eve. Originally published in 1968.
Akin to Side-Show Siren, the novel follows a “murder-at-the-carnival” plot. Writing under pseudonym Kathleen Everett (Wood’s wife’s maiden name). Originally published in 1969.
The Adult Version Of Dracula
Told in an epistolary fashion via Jonathan Harker’s journal, letters, clippings, etc. Originally published in 1970.
A helpless young girl faces the shocking sexual horrors of the seedy traveling carnival she runs away with. Originally published in 1972.
Diary Of A Transvestite Hooker
A telling of escapades in the life of transvestite hooker. Writing under pseudonym Dick Trent. Originally published in 1972.
Wow! I had no idea he was such a prolific writer. Get your wallets out, collectors! These babies aren’t cheap. But it sure beats paying hundreds and hundreds for them on eBay! Who knows? Maybe Amazon will release them for the Kindle next!
What do you think? Have you read any of Ed Wood Jr.’s writing? What did you think? Which of these forgotten classic looks the best to you? Tell us in the comments!