14 April 2011

Alpha Video to Distribute The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special

April 12, 2011
Nashville, TN

Alpha Video has announced that it has obtained U.S. home video distribution rights to the 2010 made for television movie ‘The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special’. After winning rave reviews following its broadcast last Halloween, the film will be released on DVD April 26, 2011 .

The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special pairs TV horror hosts Penny Dreadful (Danielle Gelehrter) & Dr. Gangrene (Larry Underwood) 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 DVD retails at $7.99 and will include the extended cut of the film with footage not aired in the original half hour broadcast version. In addition to ‘The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special’ the DVD will include an all new half hour special entitled ‘Trailer Terror’ hosted by Penny Dreadful & Dr. Gangrene, which has the hosts introducing some of their favorite classic horror film trailers.

Dr. Gangrene said "It is a privilege to work with Alpha Video, a favorite of mine for a very long time, so I was glad we could make this happen. We can now reach a larger audience with the Dreadful HallowGreen Special at an affordable price for our fans."

DVD bonus features include a gallery of artwork, trailers, bios, shorts, bloopers and outtakes. In addition the dvd will contain rarely seen Penny Dreadful footage from her live Holiday Specials and eight public service short films from the Emmy nominated series “Go Green With Dr. Gangrene”.

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 film was co-directed by Cameron McCasland and Rebecca Paiva.

In celebration of the DVD release ‘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 live by Dr. Gangrene and Penny Dreadful on May 15th 2011.

Alpha Video is an entertainment company based near Philadelphia, PA specializing in the release of Classic Hollywood films from the Golden age, as well as interesting and unusual contemporary motion pictures and television productions. For more information please visit www.Oldies.com

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

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, two time recipient of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Favorite Horror Host.

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

Format: DVD
Genre: Horror
Label: Alpha Video
Originally Released in: 2010
Video: Color
Region: Region 0 encoding; Can be played worldwide, NTSC-format.
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Item Number: ALP 1067D
UPC: 089218106797
MSRP: $7.99
Bonus Features Include:
Trailer Terror - An all new half hour horror special.
Thumpers - Short Film Winner of the Unlucky 13 moviemaking challenge with special introduction by Dr. Gangrene.
Clips from Penny Dreadfuls Holiday Specials Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Day Of The Dead (2009)
Trailer for the Dreadful Hallowgreen Special
Bloopers & Outtakes from Dreadful Hallowgreen Special
Biographies from Penny Dreadful, Dr. Gangrene, & Count Gore Devol
Eight Public Service Short Films from the Go Green With Dr. Gangrene Series with new introduction by Dr. Gangrene including
Two Lane Trash Stop (2008)
Bonehead (2008)
Trash Day Of The Dead (2008)
Werewolf Of Nashville (2009)
Summer Of The Mummy (2009)
Butt-Head (2010)
Watered Down Wolfman (2010)
The Frank-Can-Stein Monster (2010)

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