Saturday, February 11

The Amityville Horror vs. The Shining

Taking a look at a couple of haunted house classics...

Monday, January 30

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

In episode #73 of The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Dr. Gangrene takes a look at The Abominable Dr. Phibes. In it Vincent Price stars as Dr. Anton Phibes, a man whose wife died on the operating table. On his way rushing to the hospital Phibes' car slid off the road and he was presumed dead in a horrible accident. However, he survived, and now seeks revenge against the surgical team that operated on his wife. Together with his assistant Vulnavia, he is killing each member is bizarre, exotic fashions that follow the ten plagues on the pharaoh in the bible.

Tuesday, January 24

Dr. Gangrene's Creature Feature - The Screaming Skull

Here's another one from the vaults, a 2006 episode filmed live at the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Fest in Nashville. Guests interviewed include Reggie Bannister, Ed Neil, Gunnar Hansen, Tiffany Shepis, and Ken Foree.

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 ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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.

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 ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox,

 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

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