Dr. Gangrene's Cinetarium airs Saturday Nights at 9pm central on Nashville NECAT Arts CH9. It is also simulcast on the NECAT Roku channel (search for Necat). Or click to watch below.

Saturday, January 28

Man in the Attic

Jack the Ripper is running amok in this 1953 noir thriller starring Jack Palance. 

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Tuesday, January 24

Coming up in the lab - Man in the Attic

Made in 1953, this film was based on the book The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes, the same source material for Hitchcock's film of the same name (The Lodger 1927). Our film stars good ole Jack Palance in an early role as Mr. Slade, who rents a room in a boarding house in London during the Jack the Ripper slayings. Slade is a bit of an odd duck, and prefers his privacy - but becomes friendly with the niece of the owners of the boarding house, Lily (Constance Smith). As the killings continue, people begin to grow suspicious of the odd Slade - but does he know more than he's letting on, or just an innocent if somewhat quirky tenet? This is an entertaining mystery/noir, directed by Hugo Fregonese. 

Saturday at 9pm central/10 eastern right here in the Cinetarium and on the Necat Roku channel.

Friday, January 20

Top 10 Lon Chaney Jr. Films

 In celebration of the star of this week's film, Lon Chaney Jr, here is a countdown of the Top 10 films of good ole Lon!

Thursday, January 19

This week in the lab - The Devil's Messenger

 Lon Chaney Jr. plays the devil himself in this 1962 horror anthology film. This film is actually made up of three episodes of a rare Swedish TV anthology series called 13 Demon St., tied together with new footage of Lon as good old Scratch sending a recent suicide victim back to Earth on missions for him. It was directed by Herbert Strock (I was a Teenage Frankenstein, How to Make a Monster, The Crawling Hand).

Tuesday, January 10

This week's dose of HORROR THERAPY - Vengeance of the Zombies

Greetings fright fans and welcome to the Cinetarium. This week I'm prescribing an exotic dose of horror therapy with the 1972 Spanish spookfest Vengeance of the Zombies, starring the incomparable Paul Naschy.

Naschy is known for his horror mashups, combining various themes and genres mashed into one movie. This film is no exception, and in fact may be one of the better examples of it. Let's see...

This is a Spanish made film set in England concerning an Indian guru and his evil, disfigured brother who practices African voodoo and controls undead supernatural zombies, partly set in a cursed mansion where satanic black masses were held, all told in an Italian giallo style story with a masked killer, scored with a jazzy 70s soundtrack. Oh, and Satan himself shows up in a dream sequence too!

If that isn't enough to entice you into viewing, as a special treat I also have a couple of special guests in the lab too - Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the Nashcycast, a podcast devoted to the films of Paul Naschy. They'll be in the lab to discuss Vengeance and all things Naschy in nature.

Tune in Saturday Jan 14th at 9pm central. 

3 ways to watch:

1. On Nashville's NECAT CH9 (Comcast)

2. Simulcast on the Necat Roku channel (Arts tab)

3. drgangrene.com

Watch out for zombies and STAY MAD!!

Friday, January 6

This week's movie: Horror Express

All Aboard!

This week in the Cinetarium we are showing one of the better films we've featured - Horror Express (1972). This one is notable in that it feels very much like a Hammer film, primarily because it stars good friends and Hammer stalwarts Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It also tosses Telly Savalas into the mix as well, and is a monster movie to boot!

It tells the story of an archaeological expedition that discovers a prehistoric throwback frozen in ice. While transporting it back to civilization aboard the Trans-Siberian Express train to Moscow it awakens, and begins a killing rampage. Cushing and Lee, professional rivals in the field of archeology, must work together to try to survive and stop the creature - which it turns out, is much more than meets the eye. This one's loosely based on the John W. Campbell novella "Who Goes There?" which also inspired The Thing from Another World (1951) and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982).

You can tune in Saturday at 9pmc on Nashville's Necat Arts CH9 (Comcast Nashville)

and the show is simulcast on the Necat Roku channel (Arts Tab)

and right here on drgangrene.com

Sunday, January 1

This week's movie

 The Phantom Carriage - a 1921 silent film that is the perfect New Year's Eve film. A drunkard is killed on New Year's Eve and picked up by the figure of death in a spectral phantom carriage.