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The FrightFest Guide To Exploitation Movies - Book Coming Soon!
By James W, Tuesday 5th July 2016

FrightFest Guide To Exploitation MoviesHorror Channel FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival, joins forces with FAB Press, the fiercely independent one-stop-shop for cutting edge genre publications, to launch The Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies during Horror Channel FrightFest which runs August 25th till August 29th.

The first in a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur, to be published annually with FrightFest, the inaugural volume is an informative celebration of the grindhouse film industry in all its diverse sex, horror and violence glory.

Comprising an in-depth A-Z of the entire celluloid sleaze underworld, the book is a fast and furious zip through a once dismissed field now beloved by everyone from Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese to Peter Jackson and James Wan.

From Blaxploitation and Nunsploitation to Godsploitation to Hixploitation, acclaimed critic, broadcaster, author, and FrightFest co-director, Alan Jones takes a wildly illustrated look at 200 of the most infamous, obscure and bizarre movies ever made, blasting the electrifying truth before your traumatized eyes about the shock and schlock movies tapping into the basest of desires. Plus there is a scene-setting introduction by 42nd Street habitué and controversial director Buddy Giovinazzo,

Reach new heights in adult daring, thrill to throbbing dramas of shackled youth, scream in terror at appalling deaths and shy from shattering studies of the shameless sick sets. Vice Rackets, VD, Narcotics, Nudists, Hells Angels, Demonic Possessions, Perversion and Sadists populated this sordid sub-culture and it’s all covered here, lavishly illustrated in full colour with rare posters, lobby cards, ad mats and front of house stills to fully capture the spirit and essence of the ‘That’s Exploitation!’ era.

The official book launch is during Horror Channel FrightFest which is being held at Vue Cinemas Shepherd’s Bush, London W12. The International street date is Friday 16th September 2016, £16.99.


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