This Day in Horror

10 March 2011

Dreadful Hallowgreen To Wow Wonderfest

Horror Host Howl As Halloween Comes Early For Wonderfest March 10, 2011

The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special will be making a special big screen appearance at this years Wonderfest during the Saturday Night Chiller Cinema Live Event hosted by Dr. Gangrene.

This marks the big screen debut for the Dreadful Hallowgreen Special after its television premiere last October on stations all around the country. The show was met with critical acclaim, and currently is nominated for best short film at The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special pairs TV horror hosts Penny Dreadful & Dr. Gangrene together. The duo finds themselves readying for the upcoming Halloween season when suddenly all things go awry. It’s up to the physician of fright, Dr. Gangrene, and the eerie enchantress, Penny Dreadful, to set things right and save Halloween for everyone in this half hour special. Narrated by Washington DC’s legendary horror host Count Gore De Vol, this Halloween treat is packed with fright.

The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special is a co-production of Shackle Island Studios and Peculiar Productions. Cast and crew members from Dr. Gangrenes Creature Feature, and Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers produced segments in both Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as California and Washington D.C.. The special was co-directed by Cameron McCasland and Rebecca Paiva.

McCasland said of the event. “We’re so glad to have an opportunity to share The Dreadful Hallowgreen with everyone at Wonderfest. Dr. Gangrene promises a great show, with some special treats that won’t be available again. This simply is not to be missed.”

The Wonderfest crowd is in for a special treat, as the big screen cut of Dreadful Hallowgreen features all new scenes that didn’t air on television. It is the first picture on a double bill with the Roger Corman classic Star Crash. The event will be hosted by Dr. Gangrene, and the star of Star Crash Caroline Munro will be in attendance to introduce the feature.

Wonderfest will be held may 14-15th 2011 in Louisville, KY. Wonderfest is an international hobby event now in its 22nd year that celebrates the art of movie monster artists, and model makers. For more information please visit www.wonderfest.com.

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, named after 1940s character actor Rondo Hatton, are a completely fan voted event that promotes scholarship and preservation. Rondo honors the best in film, television, and publishing in the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres.The Awards are overseen by USA Today front page editor David Colton, and presented by the Classic Horror Film Board. Voting for the Rondo Awards ends on Saturday March 27, 2011. For more information and to view the full ballot, please visit www.rondoaward.com.

Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers, set to premiere it’s 8th season, is based in New England and airs in over 150 cities. Penny Dreadful is portrayed by Danielle Gelehrter who, in 2007, was awarded the prize for Favorite Horror Host by the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

Dr. Gangrene’s Creature Feature airs on its home station WNAB CW58 in Nashville TN. Dr. Gangrene is portrayed by Larry Underwood. The Good Doctor has been shocking the Scare-waves since 1999. His programs have won countless praise and have been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Public Service.

For more information on Dr Gangrene or Penny Dreadful please visit www.drgangrene.com and www.shillingshockers.com.

1 comment:

  1. We never had any horror hosts that I knew of here in the Charlotte Metro Area. The most we had was a voice doing the opening for Terror Theater, Monster Theater, or Horror Theater on Saturday mornings, and he had no personality. The closest thing to a personality was newsman Mike McKay hosting "Those Were The Years" on Friday nights, and that wasn't horror as much as it was classic tv, like "The Twilight Zone". And Mike was just tv newsman Mike, not Murderous McKay or anything cool.

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