Wednesday, December 7

Coming Soon - 13 Days of Christmas Horror Countdown




Tune in to Dr. Gangrene's Youtube channel starting Tuesday, December 13th for the 13 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS HORROR countdown, spotlighting a different horror movie with a Christmas tie-in each night through Christmas. Videos will go live at 9pm each evening. I'll also post them here as well.


Then tune in on Dec. 26th as I pick a winner for the December giveaway live. again, on the YouTube Channel at:


https://www.youtube.com/user/drgangrene

Tuesday, December 6

December Giveaway and Announcement




Dr. Gangrene announces his latest giveaway for the month of December, as well as a new announcement about an upcoming special YouTube Series. Open to US lower 48 residents only. Good luck!

Sunday, November 27

The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price #70 - Scream and Scream Again



 This week's episode of the Fantastic Films of Vincent Price takes a look at the 1970 film SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, as well as the made for TV special AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE.

Thursday, November 24

Chiller Cinema Thanksgiving Special

Here's one from the vaults - a Thanksgiving episode of Chiller Cinema from 2000. Doc Gangrene and Nurse Deadbody invite two special guests - a zombie pilgrim and a zombie Indian - into the lab for a Thanksgiving feast.My dog Buster makes an appearance in this one too, when he was just a pup (he's 16 now).
I've gotten a lot of requests for these older episodes over the years, and will break more out if you guys want, just let me know. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Monday, November 21

Dr. Gangrene's Thanksgiving Turkey - Blood Freak

Dr. Gangrene serves up the perfect Thanksgiving treat to enjoy for the holiday - Blood Freak, 1972, a turkey so inept it must be seen to be believed. A man becomes mutated into a half-man/half-turkey blood thirsty killer!

Thursday, November 17

THE UNCANNY, 1977 - Monster Kid Radio

ai·lu·ro·pho·bi·a - NOUN
1. extreme or irrational fear of cats.
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I had the pleasure of making another guest appearance on Monster Kid radio recently with my good friend Derek Koch to discuss the 1977 anthology film, THE UNCANNY. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE.



This is a pretty fun film featuring three short stories and a wrap-around segment all centered around the theme of cats. Not the best anthology of all-time, but not the worst either. It's definitely one of the more interesting though, in that all of the stories are wrapped around that one theme - cats. It stars Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasance, and Ray Milland - which is a pretty stellar cast, when you think of it. Made in 1977 - which means Cushing would have appeared in both this and STAR WARS the same year. It was directed by Dennis Heroux.

This film feels like an Amicus anthology film like DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, etc. but it in fact is not an Amicus film. It was in fact produced by Amicus co-founder Milton Subotsky for Montreal’s ASTRAL FILMS and distributed by THE RANK ORGANIZATION (who also did VAMPIRE CIRCUS 1972, COUNTESS DRACULA 1971, and TWINS OF EVIL 1971), making it a British/Canadian co-production.

We go in-depth discussing the film and the individual segments, and the episode turned out great. I mention an issue of WEIRD TALES Magazine in this episode, as it had a cat story that featured a very similar (exact) punch line as one of the segments of this movie. The story was by Robert bloch, and called CATNIP. That issue of Weird Tales is available for download on Archive.org and features stories from some AMAZING writers such as Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Manley Wade Wellman, Algernon Blackwood, Theodore Sturgeon, Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, and Edmund Hamilton - all in one issue!! YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT HERE - WEIRD TALES MARCH 1948.
The movie is available on Region 2 DVD through Amazon, and really needs a proper US release.

Wednesday, November 16

Vincent Price Films of the '50s

I just posted a new video this weekend collecting all of my reviews of Vincent Price's films of the 1950s. This was a fun decade for his films, as he appeared in some TERRIFIC movies, such as HOUSE OF WAX, THE FLY, and the William Castle films.


Films covered are:


The Baron of Arizona
Champagne for Caesar
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
Adventures of Captain Fabian
His Kind of Woman
The Las Vegas Story
House of Wax
Dangerous Mission
Casanova's Big Night
The Mad Magician
Son of Sinbad
Serenade
While the City Sleeps
The Ten Commandments
The Story of Mankind
The Fly
House on Haunted Hill
The Big Circus
Return of the Fly
The Tingler
The Bat


Did Someone Call?


Last night I got together with Cameron McCasland and Chuck Angell and filmed a cameo for the upcoming short film Retrieval Service, directed by Cameron and based on my own short story of the same name. In this scene I will be paying homage to Nashville's best known TV horror host, Sir Cecil Creape, (Russ McCown). Chuck did a spot-on job replicating Sir Cecil's makeup, and I had a blast playing my own idol and inspiration, if even for such a brief appearance. fun stuff, I thought I'd share it with you folks here - look for the film to start making the rounds sometime in the next few months, and be collected into an anthology hosted by Dr. Gangrene in 2017.


Tuesday, November 15

Goodbye Bookman/Bookwoman




The long-standing Nashville bookstore BOOKMAN/BOOKWOMAN is closing at the end of the year. I HATE to see another Nashville landmark fade away. I'm still reeling from the loss of the downtown GREAT ESCAPE, my favorite hangout growing up. Now Bookman, which has been in business for 20 years in its Hillsboro Village location, is closing.




I stopped by there yesterday and picked up a stack of used books - all at 50% off. I spoke with owner Larry Woods, who told me that the property owners are raising his rent 400%. FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT! You know what that means? It means they want to force him out, which is exactly what has happened. Larry said they considered moving into one half of the store, which currently occupies two buildings, but they ran the numbers and it just doesn't work. No kidding.


BUT, on the flip side of this story, in an article that ran in the TENNESEAN Newspaper yesterday, the owners of the building, Davis Cutlery, claim they did NOT raise the rent, and offered to let them stay there at the current rent. So who is telling the truth here? Something is not being reported in this story, it seems.


I do know one thing for sure though. The face of Nashville is changing rapidly, and I don't like it one bit. Everywhere you look there are shops closing, buildings being torn down, and apartments going up at an alarming rate. People are flooding into Nashville as it has become an "it" city, and the flavor that made it so great is rapidly evaporating. As a lifelong Nashvillian, born and raised here, I hate to see where it's headed.

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