One of the big traditions at the past three years of London’s FrightFest is the release of a new “guide”, a book written by a noted horror personality that focuses on a specific topic. The last three years focused on exploitation movies, monster movies, and ghost movies. This year, things are getting a bit hairier as the festival has teamed up once again with FAB Press to release The FrightFest Guide to Werewolf Movies, which will be written by Gavin Baddeley with a forward by Dog Soldiers‘ Neil Marshall!
Baddeley explained, “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!”
According to the press release, Baddeley, an author, broadcaster, and occult historian, will tackle the werewolf mythos and its history from a variety of perspectives. From the folklore tales that brought it to life to the analogies of alcoholism, adolescence, sexual awakening, and more. Around 200 movies will also be reviewed in this book, so it will undoubtedly be a must-have resource for werewolf fans!
The book will launch at this year’s FrightFest (August 22-27) where it will be only £20. The international street date is October 1.