Frightfest Guide to Mad Doctor Movies


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Frightfest Guide to Mad Doctor Movies by Dr John Llewellyn Probert, forward by Tom Six

Paperback – FAB – November 2023 – 240 pages

Mad medics… sinister surgeons… psychopathic psychiatrists. We put our trust in them. They say they want to help, to cure, to relieve pain and soothe suffering. But what happens when all that scientific and medical knowledge only results in the creation of unimaginable horror?

Ever since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have depicted on screen the potential outcomes of medical madness and science gone sick. Now join surgeon, author, film critic and medical practitioner Doctor John Llewellyn Probert as he takes a detailed look at the history of this enduring cinema archetype, 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 own medical background allows him to provide a unique insight into just how well the filmmakers have done their homework.

Who better to provide a foreword then notorious director Tom Six, who shocked filmgoers across the globe with his 100% medically accurate Human Centipede, and its sequels.

So, thrill to monsters and mutations, creatures and creations, horror hospitals, isolated mansions and underground laboratories as we enter a world of research gone rogue, of frightening philosophies and dread disease.


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