FrightFest Guide: Grindhouse Movies

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Limited Edition hardcover, exclusive to FAB Press!



FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to publish THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO GRINDHOUSE MOVIES, which was first made available in person at the 2021 edition of FrightFest, which took place from Aug 26 – Aug 30 at Cineworld Leicester Square, London. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies, The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies, and The FrightFest Guide to Werewolf Movies this is the fifth in an on-going series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.



Just when you thought it was safe to stop repeating “It’s only a movie… only a movie… only a movie!” it’s time to take a stroll down the dark and deviant back alleys ofthe Exploitation film industry. Your host, acclaimed film critic and broadcaster Alan Jones, returns with another mind-boggling trawl through the glittering gutters of cinema to uncover yet more obscure Grindhouse gold.

For this astounding sequel to his acclaimed The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation MoviesJones has chosen the most underrated, alluring or flat-out disastrous sick flicks from the eye-opening epoch that created an obsessed generation of slavering besotted fans. From red light district fleapits to neon-drenched 42nd Street dives and late night Drive-Ins, Jones forensically catalogued everything for posterity, pre-determining cult status even though he didn’t realise it at the time.

With a foreword by Jane Giles, the award-winning author of Scala Cinema 1978-1993, along with a highly personal,informative introduction by Jones, you can now take a walk on the wild side of chronic B-movie adoration, guided by the one person who knows the astonishing, once maligned, now lauded genre better than anyone else.   

Jones reflected: “For sixteen years, from 1965 to 1981, I kept a yearly film diary of every Horror, Science Fiction, Sexploitation and Fantasy title I saw, where I saw it, in which cinema, on what date and exactly what I thought. It just so happened that this period coincided with the richest and grubbiest era in the Golden Age of Exploitation, with cheap thrills, seminal gore, full frontal nudity and taboo subject matters displayed across beyond belief marquees”.


Hardcovers remain exclusive to FAB Press, but there is also a paperback version, available from all good bookstores.


Technical Details

Size: 260mm x 190mm

Binding: Hardcover

Extent: 240 pages

ISBN: 9781913051105

Publication date: 26 August 2021

Market: Cinema

Weight: 1005g

Edition: First Edition

Cover Price: £20.00 (UK) / $30.00 (US)

Product CodeFF-Guide-Grindhouse
ManufacturerFAB Press
Stock Level87

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