Mad medics, sinister surgeons and psychopathic psychiatrists…FrightFest and FAB Press again join forces to exclusively launch THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MAD DOCTOR MOVIES, which goes on sale during FrightFest 2023. The author, practising surgeon Dr John Llewellyn Probert, will be present, with official signings at Cineworld, Leicester Square on Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 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 medical background provides 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.
The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £25, and people not attending the festival, which takes place Thurs 24 August – Mon 28 August, won’t miss out as they have the option to pre-order the book from www.fabpress.com – Pre-ordered books will ship the first week of September.
The Paperback publication date is 24 October 2023.
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