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FrightFest and FAB Press to Release “The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies”

Friday, July 20, 2018 | News

By: MADDI MCGILLVRAY

For the past two years, the Arrow Video FrightFest has released guidebooks during their annual festival, including The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies and The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies (written by Rue Morgue’s own Michael Gingold). Continuing this tradition, FrightFest and FAB Press have once again joined forces to launch the latest volume in the series, The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies.

This year’s FrightFest Guide is written by award-winning horror writer and filmmaker Axelle Carolyn. Well-versed in all things weird, wicked, and witchy, Carolyn will be delving into the history of this subgenre, surveying 200 of the most memorable titles from around the world over the past 120 years.

“Ghosts have haunted me my whole life. Everything I’ve ever directed, from short films, to Soulmate and Tales of Halloween, has featured ghosts — they’re simply my favourite supernatural creatures. Ghost stories have been told for as long as humans have gathered around campfires, and their evolution on screen, from comedies to horror, is fascinating to look at,” explains Carolyn.

Like the first two volumes in this series,The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies will include lavish illustrations as well as anecdotes and critical analysis. It will also feature a forward by Andy Nyman, the star, co-writer, and co-director (with Jeremy Dyson) of Ghost Stories.

The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies will become available at the Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, which takes place August 23-27. The international launch date will be October 26, priced at $24.95.

Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."