It's still a long way off (expected the publish date to be around July 2007), but if it's anything like their recent Zombie epic Book of the Dead (see our review of the book here) then we're already hugely looking forward to FAB Press' recently-announced cannibal book, We Are Going to Eat You!: The Complete History of Cannibal Cinema by Stephen R. Bissette.
Cult horror movie expert Bisette had a truncated version of the Cannibal film history appear in Chas. Balun’s The Deep Red Horror Handbook and an older version has been available directly from Bissette since 1990.
However, now that he’s signed with FAB Press, the author is currently committed to completely revising and updating the book to include all the landmark cannibal films and real-life events that have occurred since the early 90s.
Including cannibal and zombie film artwork by the author, and an massive array (from the SpiderBaby and FAB Press archives) of super-rare movie pressbooks, clippings, ad mats, film stills and posters from around the world, dating back to the 1890s. Can't wait!
We Are Going To Eat You! will feature:
- Analysis, insights, and behind-the-scenes stories of those bloody Italian cannibal gems like MAN FROM DEEP RIVER, THE LAST SURVIVOR/JUNGLE HOLOCAUST, TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM, MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE/INVASION OF THE FLESH HUNTERS, EATEN ALIVE!/THE EMERALD JUNGLE, DR. BUTCHER M.D./ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, and CANNIBAL FEROX/MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY.
- Cannibal cinema rarities like CANNIBALS OF THE SOUTH SEAS, A SCREAM IN THE NIGHT, WHAT'S BUZZING BUZZARD (Tex Avery's cannibal classic cartoon!), GOONA GOONA, FIVE CAME BACK, BACK TO ETERNITY, CANNIBAL ISLAND, SPIDER BABY, TERROR IN THE JUNGLE, AFRICA ADDIO/AFRICA BLOOD AND GUTS, the Mondo movies, THE WILD EYE, THE VALLEY (OBSCURED BY CLOUDS), HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN, MACUNAIMA, SURVIVE!, MONDO CANNIBALE, THE MAN HUNTER, CANNIBAL TERROR, CUT AND RUN, WHITE SLAVE, CANNIBAL TOURS, and more!
- Genre masterpieces including NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, SOYLENT GREEN, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and others!
- Mainstream off-genre essentials like SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER!, THE SKY ABOVE THE MUD BELOW, THE NAKED PREY, WEEKEND, A MAN CALLED HORSE, WALKABOUT, AGUIRRE THE WRATH OF GOD, THE LAST MOVIE, QUEST FOR FIRE, THE EMERALD FOREST, THE MISSION, and other surprisingly key titles you wouldn't associate with the cannibal films you know and love.
In addition to a standard trade paperback edition, FAB Press will be publishing an exclusive hardback signature edition. Each copy will be individually autographed by author Stephen R. Bissette. WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU! will be published by FAB Press, July 2007.