News Book | Written by Martin Unsworth 11/06/2019

FrightFest & FAB Press Get Hairy With the Werewolf Guide

After the hugely successful previous volumes, FrightFest and FAB Press have teamed up again to bring you another FrightFest Guide - this time under the spotlight is Werewolf Movies.

Committed to exploring the Dark Heart of Cinema, author Gavin Baddeley has written the latest in the series of guides, which - like the predecessors - will be launched at Arrow Video FrightFest in August.

From the press release:

For more than a century, a diverse pack of lycanthropes have memorably manifested onto our screens, in many hair-raising shapes and sizes. Within these colourful pages we will encounter reluctant wolfmen, shapeshifting sadists, Nazi werewolves, werewolf nuns, big bad fairytale wolves and lycanthropic nymphomaniacs.

Acclaimed author, broadcaster and occult historian, Gavin Baddeley, finds fresh perspectives on established classics, uncovers neglected gems, and even examines a few howlers among the two hundred-odd werewolf movies reviewed. In the process Baddeley shows how the myth has transformed; whereby werewolves become analogies for alcoholism or adolescence, or ciphers for sexual awakening or serial murder.

Gavin said today: “I was flattered to be asked - I'm among pretty distinguished company with the other FrightFest Guide authors and contributors - and it seemed an ideal opportunity to explore why I've been so fascinated by werewolves since childhood, As a lifelong lycanthropy obsessive, an excuse to watch hundreds of werewolf films under the pretext of work was always going to be impossible to resist!

Renowned director, writer and producer Neil Marshall – whose brilliant debut Dog Soldiers reinvigorated the werewolf for the 21st Century – contributes the foreword.

The official launch of the book is at Arrow Video FrightFest, with official signings taking place at Cineworld, Leicester Square (22 to 27 August). Both Gavin and Neil will be in attendance. The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £20 from

The book's international street date is October 1st, 2019. Paperback price: UK £17.99 / US $26.95

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