FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES, which goes exclusively on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, Aug 24 – Aug 28. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, this is the second in a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.
Written by celebrated writer, editor & critic Michael Gingold, the book contains 200 of the most frightening, fantastical and fun monster film features. Starting in the silent era, it traces the history of the genre all the way through to the present day. The films are given detailed individual reviews, with fascinating facts and critical analysis.
There are the Universal Studios favourites such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Mummy, the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorised the ’50s. Then there’s the kaiju of Japan, the full-colour fiends from Hammer and the ecological nightmares of the ’70s and ’80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of more recent years.
Cult-favourite filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, creator of some of the screen’s most idiosyncratic and bizarre beings, contributes a foreword, and it’s all illustrated with a ghoulish gallery of scary stills and petrifying posters representing the remarkable range of monstrous movies. Do you dare open the cover and confront the beasts within?
The official launch is at Horror Channel FrightFest, Cineworld, Leicester Square (24th to 28th August) The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £20. The book’s international street date is 18 September 2017. Paperback price: £16.99 (UK) $24.95 (US)
All FrightFest enquiries and interview requests for Michael Gingold, contact:
Greg Day, Clout Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org 07889 861646
For review copies – either pdf or physical copies – contact:
Harvey Fenton at FAB Press (07790 664367, email@example.com)
Lifelong monster-movie fan Michael Gingold became managing editor of Fangoria magazine in 1992, and eventually editor-in-chief of Fango and its sister publication Gorezone. He was an editor and writer for the Fangoria.com website and produced five annual Chainsaw Awards ceremonies for the LA Weekend of Horrors conventions. Michael has contributed reviews to Movies on TV and Videocassette, The Blockbuster Video Guide, The Motion Picture Guide and TVGuide.com. Currently, he is East Coast Editor for Rue Morgue, managing editor of Delirium magazine and a regular contributor to Birth.Movies.Death, Time Out New York, Scream, IndieWire.com, Blumhouse.com and TribecaShortlist.com. As a screenwriter, Michael’s credits include Leeches!, Shadow: Dead Riot and an upcoming remake of Alice, Sweet Alice. His audio commentaries include The Stepfather, 42nd Street Forever and Trailer Trauma 3: ’80s Horrorthon. He has written liner notes for numerous Blu-rays and DVDs for Arrow, Synapse, Shout! Factory, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blue Underground, Vinegar Syndrome, Image Entertainment and Tempe Video. Michael has appeared in documentaries and featurettes including Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s “Island of Dr. Moreau”, The Psycho Legacy, Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland, Chiller 13: Horror’s Creepiest Kids, and the BBC’s Talking Movies. He has served on juries for festivals including Montreal’s Fantasia, The Boston Underground Film Festival and the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival.
FAB Press is an independent publishing company that has been serving film fans since 1993, issuing a library of titles that cover all the important directors and movie genres of interest to cult connoisseurs. FAB Press has been working with FrightFest’s Alan Jones for many years, publishing his books Dario Argento: the Man, the Myths and the Magic, The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, and Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing.
Horror Channel FrightFest is the most prestigious horror fantasy movie event in the United Kingdom. Created by Paul McEvoy, film exhibitor Ian Rattray, film critic, international journalist, author and broadcaster Alan Jones, and veteran PR man Greg Day, the main FrightFest event takes place annually over the August Bank Holiday in London.