Last year they took their first steps into book publish with ‘The Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies‘.Now the Dark Heart Of Cinema FrightFest with the help of FAB Press will once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide To Monster Movies.
The new book is set to exclusively go on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, this August and is set to be the success of the Exploitation Movies book. The Frightfest guys have promised this new upcoming book won’t be the end as they have a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.
Celebrated writer, editor & critic Michael Gingold wrote the book which contains 200 of the most frightening, fantastical and fun monster film features.Going all the way back to the early days of film in the silent era, it traces the history of the genre all the way through to the present day. The films are given detailed individual reviews, with fascinating facts and critical analysis.
No book on Monster Movies can be a true book without the Universal Studios favourites such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Mummy. There is the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorised the ’50s. Then there’s the kaiju of Japan, the full-colour fiends from Hammer and the ecological nightmares of the ’70s and ’80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of more recent years.
Cult-favourite filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, creator of some of the screen’s most idiosyncratic and bizarre beings, contributes a foreword, and it’s all illustrated with a ghoulish gallery of scary stills and petrifying posters representing the remarkable range of monstrous movies. Do you dare open the cover and confront the beasts within?
The official launch of The Frightfest Guide To Monster Movies will be at the Horror Channel FrightFest, which will be returning to Cineworld in London’s Leicester Square (24th to 28th August). If you’re fortunate to grab tickets for this Summers event, you will get an FrightFest exclusive hardcover selling for just £20.For everyone else, the book’s international street date is 18 September 2017. Paperback price: £16.99 ($24.95 (US))