Tuesday, October 21

Nashville Nightmare - Horror High

Happy Halloween Fright Fans! I got a chance last night to go to a local haunted house, Nashville Nightmare. Widely recognized as one of the best haunts in the city, Nashville Nightmare was ranked in the top 30 haunts in the country by Haunted Attractions Magazine. Last year I got a chance to go through Nashville Nightmare, and this year I took the opportunity to go through a second haunt on the same premises, Horror High.

This one was themed like a disaster ridden, haunted high school full of gory scenes, creeping ghouls, and screaming students. There were no established Hollywood characters anywhere to be seen - no Freddy, Jason or Michael, which is totally refreshing. Instead we are treated to room after room of original frights. Very well done and a super cool theme. Definitely worth checking out - thanks for the tickets, Brad!

Nashville Nightmare is located at:
1016 Madison Square, Madison, TN 37115

Check it out!!


The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Episode 16 - The Web

This episode features a look at the 1947 B&W Film-noir THE WEB, starring Edmund O'Brien, Ella Rains, and Vincent Price. Price plays wealthy industrialist Andrew Colby, who will let nothing stand in the way of increasing his coffers - including murder.

In this series Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville horror host (and writer) explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Episode 15 - Moss Rose

In this episode Doc Gangrene takes a look at the 1947 b&w film noir Moss Rose, where Price plays Inspector Clinner, tracking down a killer who leaves an open bible and a single rose as a calling card.

Monday, October 6

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #14 - DRAGONWYCK

In Episode 14 of The Fantastic Films of Vincent price Doc Gangrene takes a look at the 1947 gothic romance, Dragonwyck, starring Vincent Price and Gene Tierney. Price plays Nicholas Van Ryn, rich land owner of the Dragonwyck estate - a cold, heartless, godless man who harbors a dark secret in the huge gothic mansion.

Wednesday, September 17

Scary Monsters #91 - Kurt Larsen Interview

I got a chance to chat in this issue with Kurt Larsen - writer, director, producer and even an actor in the independent feature film Son of Ghostman, a terrific film and loving tribute to horror hosts old and new! click to enlarge pages

Scary Monsters Magazine Article Issue #89 - Interview with Ed Douglas of Midnight Syndicate

Dr. Gangrene interviews Ed Douglas, musician, film producer/director, and mastermind behind Midnight Syndicate, the ultimate haunted soundtrack company.
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Tuesday, September 16

Horror Host Hall of Fame Ballot

Did you know there is a Horror Host Hall of Fame?

Well, there is. It was created by Jason Hignite, the Horrorhound convention director, in 2010.

The official ballot for 2014 has been announced, and for the first time Nashville's own Dr. Gangrene has been added to the ballot, in a new category called New School Ghouls. Take a look at the ballot and to vote, send your choices to mrhalloweenjack@gmail.com

Voting ends October 13th.

By the way, Nashville's 70s host with the most, Sir cecil creape, is also on the ballot. So what are you waiting for? Vote now!

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The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #13 - SHOCK

In Episode 13 of The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Dr. Gangrene takes a look at the 1946 film noir, SHOCK, which is Price's first truly villainous role. Definitely one of his better early films and an important entry in the Price filmography!

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