FrightFest Guide To Mad Doctors This Year’s Fab Press Release!

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THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971/American International Pictures)

Next month Pigeon Shrine FrightFest will take place, which usually means a Fab Press book is in the works. Tradition will continue with The FrightFest Guide To Mad Doctor Movies!

The FrightFest Guide To Mad Doctor Movies out soonMad medics, sinister surgeons and psychopathic psychiatrists…FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to exclusively launch another worthy book. Set once again to go on sale during FrightFest 2023. The author, practising surgeon Dr. John Llewellyn Probert, will be present, with official signings taking place at Cineworld, Leicester Square London on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August.

Ever since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have been depicting on screen the potential outcomes of medical madness and science gone sick. Now join surgeon, author, film critic and not-at-all-mad Doctor (at least according to him) John Llewellyn Probert as he takes a detailed look at the history of one of the most enduring archetypes in cinema, 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. And 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.

Following the success of the previous six editions: The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, Monster Movies, Ghost Movies, Werewolf Movies, Grindhouse Movies, and Vampire Movies, this is the latest in a series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.

The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £25, and people not attending the festival, which takes place Thursday 24th AugustMonday 28th August (line-up info here), won’t miss out as they have the option to pre-order the book from – pre-ordered books will ship the first week of September.

The Paperback publication date is 24th October.