In what is now becoming an annual tradition, a new FrightFest Guide from FAB Press is being launched at this year’s event. The FrightFest Guide to Mad Doctor Movies from author Dr John Llewellyn Probert will be available to purchase over the full festival, with Probert (a practising surgeon!) signing copies on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th.

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Here’s the book’s official blurb:

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 than 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.

This will be the seventh edition of the popular FrightFest Guides from FAB Press and will be available in hardback at the event and to pre-order from Books will ship in the first week of September, ahead of the official publication date of October 24th.

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