FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to publish THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MAD DOCTOR MOVIES, which goes on sale during the FrightFest 2023 genre film festival, (Aug 24 – Aug 28, 2023 at Cineworld Leicester Square, London). This is the seventh in an on-going series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.
The FAB Press exclusive hardcover will be on sale at this year’s FrightFest for just £25, and people not attending the festival won’t miss out as they have the option to pre-order the book now. Please note that pre-ordered books will ship the first week of September.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING FRIGHTFEST THIS YEAR YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRE-ORDER … PICK IT UP IN PERSON AT THE SHOW INSTEAD, AND GET IT FIRST!
Mad medics… sinister surgeons… psychopathic psychiatrists. We put our trust in them. They say they want to help, to cure, to relieve pain and soothe suffering. But what happens when all that scientific and medical knowledge only results in the creation of unimaginable horror?
Ever since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have depicted on screen the potential outcomes of medical madness and science gone sick. Now join surgeon, author, film critic and medical practitioner Doctor John Llewellyn Probert as he takes a detailed look at the history of this enduring cinema archetype, with an introductory overview of the genre followed by reviews of over 200 key mad doctor movies. In addition to critical appraisal, the author’s own medical background allows him to provide a unique insight into just how well the filmmakers have done their homework.
Who better to provide a foreword then notorious director Tom Six, who shocked filmgoers across the globe with his 100% medically accurate Human Centipede, and its sequels.
So, thrill to monsters and mutations, creatures and creations, horror hospitals, isolated mansions and underground laboratories as we enter a world of research gone rogue, of frightening philosophies and dread disease.
Hardcovers remain exclusive to FAB Press, but there will eventually also be a paperback version, available from all good bookstores later in the year.
Available from: https://www.fabpress.com/frightfest-guide-mad-doctor-movies.html