Wednesday, January 18

Scary Monsters #100

In issue #100 of Scary Monsters magazine, the last of publisher Dennis Druktenis' run, I reached out to a few of my horror host pals, including Zacherley and Svengoolie, to get a quote about congratulating Dennis on his epic milestone of 100 issues.


Click to enlarge and read. Congrats again, Dennis my friend - stay scary!





Prisoner of Perdition news



Yesterday I congratulated my director and good friend Cameron McCasland on his recent Emmy nominations, and today I share more good news as a short film the two of us collaborated on - THE PRISONER OF PERDITION, has been accepted into not one but two film festivals. This is a weird western scripted by me and directed by Cameron, shot on location in Hopkinsville, KY.








The Prisoner of Perdition will make its big screen debut at Trail Ruts in Duncan Oklahoma this weekend. About it, Cameron said,  "We were invited by the wonderful people at Traildance and I'm excited to be invited to the start of their new chapter."




The Prisoner Of Perdition is also an official selection of The Red Dirt Film Fest in Stillwater Oklahoma and will be playing on the Oklahoma State University Campus March 2-5 2017.

Tuesday, January 17

Top 5 Horror Hosts Countdown




The Top 5 TV horror hosts of all-time, as counted down by award winning Nashville horror host Dr. Gangrene.


Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Cameron McCasland 2 Emmy Nods

I want to publicly congratulate my good friend Cameron McCasland (Long-time collaborator and Dr. Gangrene director) on receiving not one but TWO Emmy nominations. The local Emmy Awards show is this weekend, where they'll be announcing winners. Cameron is nominated for his short film, TAILYPO, based on the folk tale of the same name, and for a music video he directed called KIDS WITH CARS.


Kids with Cars
Artist Dallas Smith did an amazing job on this old-school stop motion video.







Tailypo
Winner of last year's Rondo Award for Best Short Film.


Good luck Cameron, we're keeping our scalpels crossed for ya!

Saturday, January 14

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #71 - Cry of the Banshee



 Vincent Price stars as Lord Whitman, a 16th century magistrate with a vendetta against witches. He sentences accused witches to a variety of tortures. When his men disciver a coven of witches in his province they attack them, slaughtering a number of them. In retaliation their leader, Oona, summons an avenging spirit, a sidhe, to attack the Whitman family.

 About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host 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.

 Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

 All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #cryofthebanshee #hilarydwyer

Wednesday, January 11

One Step Beyond - the Open Window

I posted an episode of my Dr. Gangrene Presents online recently - some of those old ONE STEP BEYONDepisode were pretty good. they tended to lean toward supposed real-life supernatural events, rather than the more Sci-fi and fantastical stories in The Twilight Zone. It was an interesting series, and I hosted a number of them on my DR. GANGRENE PRESENTS series, as they are in the public domain. This one is called THE OPEN WINDOW, and is more than a little reminiscent of Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW


Host Segments: Segment 1: 0:23 Segment 2: 10:18 Segment 3: 10:39 Segment 4: 19:22 Segment 5: 23:51

Tuesday, January 10

dr. Gangrene's Creature Feature - The Last Man on Earth




Here's one from the vaults: Dr. Gangrene hosts THE LAST MAN ON EARTH starring Vincent price. This originally aired on 12-29-07 on Nashville CW58.


Host segments:
Segment 1: 0:48
Segment 2: 14:56
Segment 3: 28:42
Segment 4: 42:09
Segment 5: 53:02
Segment 6: 1:07:54
Segment 7: 1:25:50
Segment 8: 1:38:25
Segment 9: 1:40:05

Wednesday, January 4

Top 5 Frankenstein Films

It's Alive! 2017 is here, shambling from the smoking ruins of the previous year like the Frankenstein's unstoppable monster. And that's just what I'm tackling in this latest video - the Frankenstein films, a Top 5 Countdown of my own personal favorite Five Frankenstein movies

Take a look and let me know what you guys think. Do you agree or disagree with this list, and what would your own list look like?

And do me a quick favor too, if you would. If you're not following me on my YouTube channel, click the subscribe link at the end of the video and become a Dr. Gangrene subscriber on YouTube. I'd appreciate it, as it helps my videos rank higher and get seen by more people.


Sunday, January 1

Vincent Price films of the 60s

Greetings Fright Fans, and Happy New Year!
I wanted to share a video I put together exploring all of the films of Vincent Price from the 1960s.


This video collects episodes 44 - 69 of THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF VINCENT PRICE and compiles them into one comprehensive video.
Films covered: House of Usher 00:23 Master of the World 06:18 The Pit and the Pendulum 10:05 Convicts 4 15:15 Confessions of an Opium Eater 20:39 Tales of Terror 26:12 Tower of London 33:00 The Raven 38:45 Diary of a Madman 43:05 Rage of the Buccaneers 49:49 Beach Party 51:59 The Haunted Palace 55:16 Twice Told Tales 1:01:33 Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile 1:08:58 The Comedy of Terrors 1:11:18 The Last Man on Earth 1:14:44 The Masque of the Red Death 1:19:25 Tomb of Ligeia 1:24:06 War Gods of the Deep Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs House of 1000 Dolls The Jackals Witchfinder General More Dead than Alive Trouble with Girls The Oblong Box
To see the entire Fantastic Films of Vincent Price series on Youtube go to playlist here: http://bit.ly/2hoQfgt

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