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Friday, October 9, 2015

International Trailer Released For "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies"

A international trailer has been released by LionsgateUK for upcoming horror/period mashup "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" from Seth Grahame-Smith and directed by Burr Steers. The film hits US theatres on February 19th, 2016 and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey.

Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge -- an army of undead zombies. A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.





Crowd Funding Begins For World's Greatest Puppet Horror!

Let's face it- puppets are fucking awesome! From The Muppets, Fraggle Rock to Demonic Toys and Puppet Master, most of us just can't get enough of the clever and fun appeal that the little critters bring into genre story telling. Now "Frank & Zed" promise to bring us the world's greatest horror featuring puppets!

Currently a crowd funding campaign is underway over on Kickstarter for "Frank & Zed".  The film is the creation of Puppetcore Films and will be directed by Jesse Blanchard and features some pretty awesome puppets!

Centuries ago, a desperate battle left a village wasted, a new bride dead, and two mortal enemies dependent on each other for survival. Forgotten amongst the crumbling ruins, our two heroes have eked out a meager existence, each responsible for feeding the other. One fateful day, a villager trespasses into Frank's hunting grounds. The resulting 'harvest' provides Zed with a full tummy and sets the entire town on a course of bloody retribution.  Our undead heroes are out-numbered, out-axed, and falling apart but they're not going down without orchestrating a macabre symphony of blood, guts, & felt. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

First Full Trailer For Clown Horror "Badoet"

The first official trailer has landed for clown horror "Badoet". The Indonesian nightmare is directed by Awi Suryadi and stars Daniel Topan, Christoffer NelwanAurélie Moeremans, Ratu Felisha, Marcel Chandrawinata, Ronny Paulus Tjandra, Tiara Westlake. 

He comes with laughter, goes with death.

After three children are found tragically dead, a band of college students are forced to conduct an investigation. And that is when terror from a mysterious clown figure starts to mount. Our heroes soon realize that what they are facing is a force that disguises its darkness through laughter—a force so menacing, it will not hesitate to take lives to get what it wants: immortality.








"All Through The House" Sets World Premiere @ RIP Film Festival

The holiday horror film ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE will screen at the RIP Horror International Film Festival on Saturday, October 31 from 9:00-11:00pm. This event is the film’s world premiere.

L.A.-based The Readmond Company has teamed up with Director/Writer Todd Nunes for a terrorizing, blood-soaked Christmas slasher. ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE stars scream queens Ashley Mary Nunes (SYFY’S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), and Jennifer Wenger (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE). The film’s gory special effects were created by Tommy Pietch of SYFY’S FACE OFF and STAR TREK: RENEGADES.

“All through the house is a horrifically titillating Christmas tale with a holiday surprise from Santa,” says, L.J. Rivera, founder and director of the RIP Horror International Film Festival. “We at RIP Horror are ecstatic to present the world premier at our festival.”


Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men to the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.

80s-style slasher film featuring a deranged Santa Slayer who rips through the town of Napa, California for some yuletide-terror.

WHAT                       
Film screening of “All Through The House”

WHERE
RIP Horror Film Festival, Hollywood
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

WHEN
Saturday, October 31, 9:00-11:00pm

DETAILS
Tickets are $10 available at:

Crowd Funding Starts For Indie Supernatural LGBT Themed Web Based Drama

Paradise University is a web-based, supernatural drama with LGBT themes that is currently in pre-production for season 4. The series plays on H.P. Lovecraft and ancient mythologies to create a world filled with shape-shifters, witches, shamans, cults and much much more! 'Paradise University is a project that is really close to my heart, creator and writer Justin H.Guess approached me about writing for the show after reading my freshman novel-Demon In The Mist. So I am very ecstatic to finally see my work, along side Mr. Guess, and series star Michael Sinard, who also wrote for the series, be developed into this exciting and varied new season. Also it should be noted that a major LGBT network has picked up "Paradise University" for global syndication in the European market.

With all that said I would like to share with horror and supernatural fans the crowd funding information and this fun video telling fans what perks are available for your support. 'Paradise University' is crowd funding over on Kickstarter with some pretty intimate, and truly collectible rewards. So definitely check it out and support this truly indie project that an established mythos that offers a new, fun spin on the supernatural occult drama. Oh and there is blood, sacrifice, magic, sex, passion, power, evil and good exploding loads of entertainment!

'Paradise University' is created by Justin H. Guess, co-written by Michael Sinard and myself (Rickey Russell). The series stars Declyn Charles, Anne Austin, Jon Tyler, Joe Bailey, Blayne Ackerman, Shannon Skinner and Christy Rach. The show will be adding new cast members to play some very cool new characters, all of whom will shake things up in the small community of Paradise Landing. A small college town on Milton's Island, Paradise Landing is privy to beautiful scenery, quaint little shops, a seaside bar a variety of characters and a mysteriously deadly virus that is decimating the entire student body. Personalities are bound to clash when egos, testosterone and sex are in the mix.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Review Of "The Eve"

"The Eve" is a classic style psychological thriller directed by Ritchie Steven Filippi. The film stars Al Thompson, Maria DiDomenico, Miranda Noelle Wilson, Evan Bass in a "killer in the house" concept nightmare that takes place on and the eve of New Years. Although it keeps the horror elements toned down, it is all rather PG, "The Eve" does have a pretty tight story arc and moving point-of-view that makes the characters pretty dark and well developed. 

The Synopsis: Scott, Jenn, Harry, and Lacey head off to the remote island of Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate New Year’s Eve and reconnect. There are already initial tensions as they have grown apart since the days of college friendships, but as tensions continue to rise, an unforeseen presence halts celebrations and instead turns their holiday into a fight to live through to the new year. 

Ritchie Steven Filippi shows some real talent in controlling the story and moving it even paced from start to finish. The cast all give very strong performances and really emote. The dialog moves nicely between character development scenes, and allow for you to really buy into these people and the nightmare situation they are in. Plus for the first 40 minutes or so you really don't get a sense to who is the killer. More on that later.

The special effects are very minimal, as I stated before-everything is really PG here. There are some small moments with blood and a bit of quick violence, but everything stays mostly off camera and suggestive. Filippi nor writer Evan Bass, every get visceral, or gory with the horror so the effects remain mostly driven by the struggles and fears of these characters. Plus the atmosphere has elements of Hitchcock that play up the melodrama and shadowy backgrounds. Most of the film happens at night so the psychological side really does play out well in "The Eve". The film has a nice, classic thriller soundtrack mixed in that carries the atmosphere and emotion of this nightmare.

Overall "The Eve" is a nice thriller for fans of the more 'Lifetime adjacent' stories that works more on emotion and less on horror. The film really does show Filippi and the rest of the cast and crew's talent, I really could find no fault in the performances, the story, the cinematography or even the toned down scenes that call for violence. My only real complaint is that I wanted to see some more blood and carnage, I wanted to really get into the kill scenes on this one. Plus it would have been nice if there was a bit of decor or something that really played on the whole "New Year's Eve" horror aspect of "The Eve". Still it is a decent "soft" thriller with a devious ending, and it does have the Auld Lang Syne song used in a very dark and creepy way!


Horror Parody Just Got Hardcore With "Handjob Cabin" Trailer

Horror parodies just got a little hardcore with spoof trailer for fake film "Handjob Cabin". The trailer celebrates the genre with a hilarious take on "Cabin In The Woods" and quite frankly it has me jonesin' for more-in the form of a real film based on this fake film trailer.

This comes from Director Nice Piece and stars Nicole Shipley, Jareb Duplaise, Jenna Willis, Jackson Kendall, Pablo Hernandez, and Owen Benjamin. The story follows some friends who find their vacation cabin is has a crazy horny ghost really into handjobs that are deadly. Check it out below.

"Deep Dark" Gives Us A Hole From Hell

There is your standard "hole in the wall" and then there is "Deep Dark". The horror film from Mike Medaglia gives us the terrifying "hole in the wall" from Hell. It stars Don Alder, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Erin Hagen, John Nielsen, and you will realize the warning behind the tagline: This Is No Glory Hole when "Deep Dark" lands on DVD/VOD November 10th thanks to Uncork'd Entertainment. Until then enjoy the tons of twisted eye candy released for the film.

Hermann, a failed sculptor, is about to kill himself when he finds a strange, talking hole in the wall. The creature in the hole (Denise Poirier, the voice of ÆON FLUX) has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams, but things go horribly wrong and when the killing starts, Hermann is thrust into the worst nightmare of his life. Deep Dark is a twisted tale warning you to be careful what you wish for, because it just might get you.








Trailer And Stills From "Krampus: The Reckoning"

Check out the stills and trailer for the latest in the Krampus craze. The Christmas dark lord is about to see you receive your retribution in this latest tale of terror, "Krampus: The Reckoning" taking out the naughty on November 3rd. The film is directed by Robert Conway and stars Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Jeffrey Lamar, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Nathaniel Burns, and Shawn Saavedra. CGI or no, "Krampus: The Reckoning" has two things that I like in seasonal horror, Christmas and Krampus! 

Zoe is a strange little girl, with a not so imaginary friend the Krampus who is the dark companion of kindly old St. Nicholas. The Krampus has been unleashed upon a small town and the legendary demon will seek out all the naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. No one is safe as the Krampus hunts them down, tortures them and then drags their helpless souls to the depths of hell.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Limited Theatrical Release Announced For "Samurai Cop 2"

Press Release:
The cast and crew of Gregory Hatanaka’s “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance”, from Cineridge Entertainment and Cinema Epoch, will appear at the Martial Arts History Museum on Saturday, October 10 at 4:30 PM at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA to meet their fans, have a red carpet photo session, a Q&A from the audience and unveil the Flying Guillotine Display at the Museum. The West Coast premiere of the star-studded feature film will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:20 PM at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Cinemas in North Hollywood, California. Tickets for the run of the film from October 9 through October 15 at the Laemmle can be purchased at: http://www.laemmle.com/films/39604
“Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance” is the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Samurai Cop”. Stars Matt Hannon (Joe Marshall) and Mark Frazer (Frank Washington) return, alongside Melissa Moore (Peggy), Cranston Komuro (Fooj Fujiyama) and Gerald Okamura (Okamura) from the first film. Produced in 1991, the original “Samurai Cop”, directed by Amir Shervan, continues to find a new generation of captive and rabid audiences through its recent revival on the midnight theatrical circuit and in film festivals. The sequel “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance” is set 25 years later, and Detective Frank Washington is forced to team up with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to solve a series of assassinations. In addition to taking on their resurrected nemesis Fuj Fujiyama (Cranston Komuro), the duo must face a new generation of villains, including Dogge Sakamoto (Bai Ling) and the enigmatic Linton Kitano (Tommy Wiseau).
Tommy Wiseau and Dawna Lee Heising acted in a scene that was filmed in 35mm film. Film is very rare these days – Quentin Tarantino is shooting HATEFUL EIGHT on 70mm film and the new James Bond film is in 35mm film – so it’s awesome that Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance will include scenes shot in 35mm film!
The film also stars Kayden Kross, Cranston Komuro, Mel Novak, Laurene Landon, Nicole D’Angelo, Mindy Robinson, Nicole Bailey, Lexi Belle, Shane Ryan, Joe Estevez, Kristine DeBell, Lisa London, and Joselito Rescober.

DVD Release Date Announced For "Lavalantula"

The Syfy flick "Lavalantula" has been given a November 3rd release date for the DVD. The film is directed by Mike Mendez and stars Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook, Nia Peeples, Michael Winslow, Patrick Renna, and Danny Woodburn. "Lavalantula" premiered on the network back in July.

After a dormant volcano erupts miles outside of Los Angeles, something within the molten hot lava is awakened. Birthed from the bowels of the Earth itself, arachnid-like creatures with an obsidian-black exoskeleton swarm out. One man, Colton West, a washed-up, former A-list action star, suddenly finds himself the real life hero as he’s forced to use his on screen characters’ know-how to save the entire city from being victims to the most horrifying villains you couldn’t write any better.

Official Trailer For "The Forest"


The official trailer has been released for upcoming horror "The Forest". The film is directed by Jason Zada and stars  Natalie DormerTaylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Rina Takasaki, Stephanie Vogt and Yûho Yamashita. "The Forest" is due out January 16th, 2016.

A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate.












Official Trailer For "Easter Sunday"

Official 2015 trailer released for "Easter Sunday last week but I missed it so I am posting about it now. Easter is still some time away but it is never to early for some holiday themed horror! "Easter Sunday" has its premiere on October 16th in Winchester, VA. at Bright Box Theater. 

Easter Sunday stars the late Robert Z'Dar (Manaic Cop), who passed away earlier this year. The film will be dedicated in his memory.
A throwback to the campy and gory slashers of the '80s, Easter Sunday is written and directed by Jeremy Todd Morehead. Along with Z'Dar and Morehead, the cast includes Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Edward X. Young (Mr. Hush) and Shawn C. Phillips (Ghost Shark).
"I am beyond thrilled that this goofy, bloody movie I've had in my head since I was 18 years old is about to premiere on the big screen at Four States Slasher Con," exclaims Morehead. "It has been an amazing ride, and I think what my crew and I pulled off with very little resources is rarely achieved from a movie of our size. Some people tried to convince me that it could not be done. Well, it's premiering on October 16. This has been a dream of mine for most of my life, and I am ecstatic over what we have accomplished with Easter Sunday."



Synopsis:
It has been 24 years since the deranged serial killer Douglas Fisher was executed by police on Easter night. This year, a group of hard-partying teenagers not only raise some hell, but literally raise the dead! The teens accidentally conjure the spirit of Douglas Fisher... AKA the bunny masked killer! These teens have until midnight on Easter to stop the evil bunny slasher, or he will tear their town - and everyone in it - to pieces.

New Poster Released For Halloween horror anthology "Tales Of Halloween"

Check out the new official Halloween-y poster for horror anthology "Tales Of Halloween". The film is due out October 16th and has a lot of buzz surrounding the film. "Tales Of Halloween" brings together directors Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, and Paul Solet. The anthology stars Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg, Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, Adam Green, Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human).

Ghouls, imps, aliens, and murderers appear in an American suburb on Halloween and terrorize the residents.

Release Details Announced For "The Badger Game"

Press Release:
The Badger Game, an award-winning indie thriller, is set to be homeward bound this fall. Currently available on Hulu, the film will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut on November 24, 2015, on Severin’s Intervision label. To up the ante, the release will feature commentary with the film’s actresses Augie Duke, Jillian Leigh, and Sasha Higgins. A second commentary will highlight the film’s writers/directors Thomas Zambeck and Josh Wagner as well as composer London May.
The Badger Game is a twisted tale about infidelity and extortion, taking viewers on a harrowing journey, galvanized by wicked humor, violence, lust, suspense, and unprecedented levels of cynicism.
Liam (Sam Boxleitner) is a successful advertising executive with money to burn and a healthy appetite for infidelity. Alex (Augie Duke) is his scorned mistress, hell-bent on revenge against the married man who wronged her. At first, the plan seemed simple: take Liam hostage and threaten to expose his indiscretion, lest he pay a healthy sum of money. But Alex knows she can’t do it alone. Enter her unhinged brother, Kip (Patrick Cronen), exotic dancer Jane (Sasha Higgins), and desperate wallflower Shelly (Jillian Leigh). With the table set and the team in place, Liam soon finds himself held against his will – his perfect world about to crumble. Forced to reckon with four mysterious captors and impossible odds, his only hope is to turn the quartet against each other and make it through the night alive.
The Badger Game has impressed festival audiences across the country. Named official selections at the 2014 Arizona Underground Film Festival and the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival, the film won Best Drama honors at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival as well as Best Thriller, Best Supporting Actress (Jillian Leigh), and “Most Cool” awards at the Pollygrind V Festival.
In addition to its festival credentials, The Badger Game boasts an impressive pedigree behind the camera, including editor Ethan Maniquis (Machete) and sound mixer Rick Ash (Pulp Fiction). The film was written and directed by Thomas Zambeck and Joshua Wagner (Mimesis). Stadium Media is distributing it across digital platforms.

Official Trailer Released For "Bone Tomahawk"

The official trailer has been released for S. Craig Zahler directed "Bone Tomahawk". The film is due out Oct. 23rd, 2015 and stars  Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Sean Young, Lili Simmons. Check out the trailer below.

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission -- and survival itself -- in serious jeopardy. This is a gritty action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.











New TV Spot Released For Horror Comedy "Clinger"

A new clip / TV spot has been released ahead of the October 23rd release for horror comedy "Clinger". The film is directed by Michael Steves and stars Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Lisa Wilcox and Debbie Rochon. "Clinger" is set for a theatrical release, you can read my review of the film here: My Review Of "Clinger"

Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living. 










Experience Real Terror With The Release Of "Backwater"

Neck hairs will rise when writer-director Christopher Schrack's Backwater arrives on DVD and Digital this November from Osiris Entertainment.

Boasting an award-winning screenplay, the smart, tense and cleverly executed" (All Things Horror) chiller chronicles the frightening journey of couple who can't shake the feeling that they're not alone on their camping trip. The truth, however, is far more disturbing than meets the eye.

Justin Tully (Sorority Row) and Liana Werner-Gray (The Man in the Maze) star in what critics are calling a "treat for horror fans" (Horroracle).

Backwater will be released on DVD/VOD November 10, 2015. Check out the trailer and stills below. I will post my review of the film soon.


Cass and Mark are a couple on a camping trip to the distant countryside. When their seemingly secluded getaway is interrupted by an ominous scream, they start to think someone might be stalking them, and encounter two strangers who are also in the woods near them. Despite everything appearing to be harmless, they can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. The truth, however, is far more disturbing than meets the eye. 






Monday, October 5, 2015

"American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire" Announces U.S. Cable VOD Launch & Releases New Artwork and Clips!

Award-winning slasher flick American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire has ushered in the Halloween season with new artwork and teaser clips to mark their U.S. launch across major Cable VOD platforms!   The convention-bending indie splatterfest that comes “Highly Recommended” by Ain’t It Cool News is now available On-Demand through Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, Cox Communications and Dish Network! 

Since its initial release across Internet VOD platforms in June, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire has been racking up recommendations by online horror critics, with terms like “gruesome,” “disturbing,” and “insane” being used to describe the experience.  Widely praised for its practical FX and gore – including Rue Morgue’s "Goriest Scene of the Year" – the film stars Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games, Terminator: Genisys) and was written and directed by Flood Reed.

  American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire is also available throughout North America via Amazon Instant, Itunes, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo and Hoopla.  The DVD – featuring 5.1 surround sound, gag reel and audio commentary – is available through Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/American-Backwoods-Hampshire-Dayo-Okeniyi/dp/B00RW5AFV0/




New Poster, Trailer And Stills For "Live-Evil"

Simian Tales is proud to release the first official trailer, teaser poster and stills for Live-Evil, expected for release in 2016.

Ghostbusters meets Dawn of the Dead as seen through Rod Serling's Twilight Zone in a film that has the horror community buzzing after several sneak peeks were held at festivals.
Written and directed by Ari Kirschenbaum, Live-Evil stars Vladimir Kulich (The Equalizer),Charlene Amoia (of How I Met Your Mother fame), Vincent M. Ward (Ocean’s Eleven),  J. Richey Nash (Fabled) and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, TVs The Flash). The soundtrack is composed by Shawn Lee (Bully).

When a small college town police station is besieged by "Evil" on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess-game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world.








Live Evil Trailer from Ari Kirschenbaum on Vimeo.

Dr. Gangrene's Tips For A Safe Halloween

Shackle Island Studios and Red Headed Revolution Pictures have unveiled their newest Public Safety Film titled ‘Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene.’ The new short film features Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene listing a number of safety tips to pint sized trick-or-treaters. The safety film was written by Larry Underwood and directed by Cameron McCasland. It was filmed in Middle Tennessee and features McCasland's young children Roxie & Marie McCasland as well as Jessica and Joseph Auguon Drake Jr. whom McCasland had previously worked with on other projects. The poster for the short was designed by J. Kyle Kelly at Villain Place in Nashville, TN. Kelly also shared shooting duties and editing on the project. The cartoon image of Dr. Gangrene is courtesy of artist Jeff Carlson.

Underwood said of the project “Halloween is a magical time of year, and we want kids to have fun and be safe out there. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or candy, as the case may be.”

2015 has been a banner year for the horror film making duo. Underwood's Dr. Gangrene was inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame during Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. His new series 'The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price' just completed its 44th episode, and he picked up his third Rondo Statuette this time for his 'Tales From The Lab' blog. McCasland was named Indie Director Of The Year at the 2015 Indieville TV Awards. His feature length slasher film 'The Lashman' was the recipient of a Matchflick Flicker Award for Best Throwback film. His newly released short film Tailypo recently picked up honors at the Imaginarium Film Festival. And he has also picked up hardware for his video producing work on several music industry related projects including a Communicator award for his documentary ‘I Heard The Devil Say My Name Out Loud’.

This new public safety film follows in a long line of shorts from collaborators McCasland & Underwood. Their ‘Go Green With Dr. Gangrene’ series ran for several years and received praise from the governor of Tennessee and the Nashville City Council. It also garnered national attention, picking up awards from the AEGIS awards, Ava Awards, MarCom Awards, Blingy Awards, The Accolade Competition, The DV Awards, a Public Service award from the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and four Emmy nominations from the Midsouth Chapter of the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.

'Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene' will air on The CW network as well as the NECAT network locally in Nashville, which currently airs re-reruns of the television program Dr. Gangrene Presents. It will also be screening at a number of Halloween themed events in October hosted by Dr. Gangrene, These include the rock n' roll extravaganza 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny.' A long standing tradition in Nashville now in its twelfth year. You can also catch it on the big screen, and under the stars, at the Franklin Drive-In in Franklin, KY for a terrifying triple feature of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Goonies, and McCasland’s Tailypo. Tailypo will also be screening this October at Chattanooga's Frightening Ass Film Fest and in Nashville at the Yazoo brewery with ‘Cabin In The Woods’ for Monster Sundays presented by Something About Zombies.

In addition to this new short film, Underwood & McCasland are helping fans celebrate Halloween by making their 2010 Emmy nominated made for television movie 'The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special' available to stream for free during the month of October on the Dr. Gangrene YouTube channel. The half hour comedy also features New England's Penny Dreadful and the legendary Count Gore DeVol. Fans of the show will also find a number of other classic episodes and special content available for the Halloween season.

Larry Underwood has portrayed horror host Dr. Gangrene in Nashville since 1999. He follows a long tradition of horror hosts in Music City including Russ McCown as Sir Cecil Creape and Ken Bramming as Dr. Lucifer. In addition to his duties as a television mad scientist he has a regular column in Scary Monsters Magazine and has published a number of short stories, comic books, and articles for various publications. For more info please visit drgangrene.com.


Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated writer and film producer. Currently his feature length produced film Paternity Leave and short film Tailypo are touring the film festival circuit. The Texas-born film maker lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jamie, and two daughters. For more information please visit cameronmccasland.com


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