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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