FrightFest Guide: Mad Doctor Movies to be unleashed August 24th

New book from FAB Press

James Whittington
August 23, 2023

FrightFest has once again joined forces with FAB Press to launch a book to coincide with year's event. Dr. John Llewellyn Probert's FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MAD DOCTOR MOVIES will be unleashed during this year's FrightFest, which takes place at Cineworld, Leicester Square, London from August 24 – August 28.

This is the seventh edition of the FrightFest Guides, the latest in a series of successful, wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur. Previous genres covered include Exploitation Movies, Monster Movies, Ghost Movies, Werewolf Movies, Grindhouse Movies, and Vampire Movies

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 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.

Featuring a foreword by the notorious director Tom Six, who shocked filmgoers across the globe with his 100% medically accurate Human Centipede, and its sequels.

Welcome to the FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MAD DOCTOR MOVIES. Be reassured that you will be guided by a man who knows all about this stuff in real life, and that you’ll be quite safe. Trust him. He’s a doctor.

The Limited Edition hardcover will first go on sale direct to the public exclusively at FrightFest from Thursday 24 August.

MEET THE AUTHOR! The book's author Dr. John Llewellyn Probert will be signing copies of the new FrightFest Guide at the festival. Keep an eye out on social media for announcements of the precise times and dates of the book signing sessions.