Friday, December 19

The Beyond Screening in Nashville, 35mm!

Good News, fright fans - Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci's supernatural masterpiece THE BEYOND to the big screen in Nashville, TN in glorious 35mm.
 


The gruesome gathering takes place Feb 20th and 21st at the mighty BELCOURT THEATER - show times to be announced, so stay tuned to the Belcourt's website



Also equally exciting is the news that Grindhouse Releasing is putting this long-overdue Fulci classic out on Bluray, and they're doing it up right, rerleasing it on a 3-disc set with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK artwork housing two Blu-ray discs and a bonus CD of the classic Fabio Frizzi soundtrack, remastered from the original studio tapes.

It hits stores Feb 10, 2015. Preorder it here


Tuesday, December 16

Scary Monsters Magazine #94


In this column Dr. Gangrene pays tribute to the late Garou the Wolfman, cohost of fellow horror host Penny Dreadful's show Shilling Shockers in Boston, by taking a look at one of his favorite werewolf movies, the lesser-known The Legend of the Werewolf, from 1975





Interview with Forest J. Ackerman

In the March, 2013 issue of  Scary Monsters Magazine #86, Monster Memories, Dr. Gangrene presented a transcribed interview with Mr. Sci-fi himself, the one and only forest J. Ackerman. This took place July 29th, 2000 in louisville KY, at the last Rivercon convention.






Scary Monsters Magazine #88

In this issue of Scary Monsters Magazine from june, 2013, Dr. Gangrene interviewed his fellow horror host and good friend, the legendary Count Gore DeVol.

 

 
 

Monday, December 15

Scary Monsters #84 - White Zombie and the Lure of Legendre

In this issue of Scary Monsters Magaxzine from October 2012 Dr. Gangrene took a trip back in time to 1932 with the film White Zombie, starring Bela Lugosi. He also spoke with filmmaker Jared Rivet about the proposed remake of White Zombie with Director Tobe Hooper that ALMOST happened, and what stars would have possible filled the cape of Lugosi in the role of Murder Legendre.

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Vincent Price Films of the 40s

In this nearly 2-hr video Nashville horror host Dr. Gangrene takes a look at every film from the 1940s from the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price.


Tuesday, December 9

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #22





In this episode of The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Dr. Gangrene wraps up Price's films of the 40s with a look at the 1949 costumed epic, Bagdad, starring Maurine O'Hara, Vincent Price, John Sutton, and Paul Hubschmidt.



About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host (aka writer/film historian Larry Underwood) 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.

Thursday, November 20

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #21 - The Bribe



In this episode Dr. Gangrene takes a look at the 1949 film-noir, The Bribe. Undercover agent Rigby (Robert Taylor) is sent to a remote island to investigate an undercover smuggling ring. Chief on his suspect list are Elizabeth Hinton (Ava Gardner) and Tugwell Hinton (John Hodiak). Price plays Carwood, a businessman on the island who secretly is leader of the operation.

About this series:
Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host (aka writer/film historian Larry Underwood) 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.

Thursday, November 13

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #20 - The Three Musketeers



In this episode Dr. Gangrene takes a look at the 1948 film The Three Musketeers, starring Gene Kelly. Price plays the evil Richelieu, out to gain control of France and destroy the musketeers.




About this series:
Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host (aka writer/film historian Larry Underwood) 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.


Thursday, November 6

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #19 - Rogues' Regiment



In this episode Dr. Gangrene takes a look at the 1948 film-noir/WWII film, Rogues' Regiment. In it Price plays Mark Van Ratten, a German art dealer and Nazi Sympathizer. Set in the days immediately following WWII, Dick Powell stars as Nazi hunter Whitt Corbett, on the trail of a high ranking German official who has fled to Saigon to join the French Foreign Legion.

About this series:
Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host (aka writer/film historian Larry Underwood) 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.

HG Chicken - Coming Soon!

Wanted to let you guys know about a kickstarter that my buddy Mike Salva is holding. I don't typically endorse Kickstarter campaigns, as I get tons of requests for this sort of thing and usually don't know the filmmakers personally. But this one looks pretty cool:



It's for an animated short film called HG Chicken, about an evil mutant time traveling chicken, voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait, and his robot sidekick (Jonathan Katz). Other personalities involved include Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Lloyd Kauffman, and the Godfather of Gore himself, H.G. Lewis.

So check it out, there's tons of great perks including a signed DVD of Bloodfeast by Herschel himself.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projectmeatball/hg-chicken-bobcat-goldthwait-as-an-evil-mutant-chi

Friday, October 31

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #18 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein/ Up in Central Park



In this episode Dr. Gangrene takes a look at two Price films, both from 1948 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein and Up in Central Park. In Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Price "appears" very briefly, in the closing sequence of this classic monster rally film. In Up in Central Park Price plays the part of famed crime lord Boss Tweed, in this big screen adaptation of the Broadway play of the same name.


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.

Thursday, October 30

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #17 - The Long Night



In this episode Doc Gangrene takes a look at the 1947 film-noir THE LONG NIGHT, starring Henry Fonda and Vincent Price. Vincent plays stage magician Maximilian the Great, a scheming womanizing con artist.

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.

Wednesday, October 29

Vincent Price DVD Boxset Giveaway

In honor of Halloween and my hitting the 1000 subscriber mark, I am giving away a free copy of a Vincent Price DVD boxset.

To enter go to the youtube page of this video and
1. Subscribe
2. Leave a comment on the youtube video stating what your favorite Vincent price film is.

That's it. Good luck and I'll be picking a winner randomly in early November!


Thursday, October 23

Scary Monsters Magazine #83 - Eegah

In this issue Dr. Gangrene takes a look at one of his favorite B-movies - EEGAH, and talks to both Richard Kiel and Arch Hall Jr. about the film, too!





12 Hours of Terror Coming Back to the Belcourt!






Calling all Creeps!

This Saturday, October 25th, the historic Belcourt Theater in Nashville TN will be hosting a 12-hour movie marathon of fright flicks that starts at 10pm Saturday and runs non-stop until 10am Sunday morning!

SO just what films will they be showing? Well, the event opens with the awesome SHAUN OF THE DEAD and closes with the Dario Argento film UNSANE (Tenebrea). In between is a calvacade of mystery movies. But here's a few hints:

10:00pm: We start with the beloved SHAUN OF THE DEAD, the madcap adventures of a man who has to get his life together in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.

Midnight: A special secret screening of an upcoming horror film that has been messing with festival goers' minds and making children's birthday party planners very, very nervous.

1:55am: The adage goes that possession is 9/10 of the law, but this film would beg to differ—with steel, savagery, and violence.

3:45am: This import shocker will ruin Mother's Day and Christmas for you, not to mention reevaluate the lethal potential of your hobbies.

5:15am: It's always a good time for a Battle of the Bands! Let's hope the winners survive.

6:50am: Do you feel that peaceful mountain air? The acrid iron tang of freshly spilled blood? The breezy rush of unspeakable secrets being revealed?

8:30am: We finish with the Maestro himself, Dario Argento's UNSANE. Because everybody knows a successful book tour needs psychosexual confusion, magnificent tracking shots, and the many shades of murder to be truly memorable...

So join us at the Belcourt, if you dare! I will be there all night and will be introducing the first film, Shaun of the Dead. This is one event fright fans will NOT want to miss!!

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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