It’s that time again! Director Cameron McCasland has unveiled his latest PSAs for the Go Green With Dr. Gangrene campaign. What may seem like a small accomplishment, has actually turned into a successful franchise for Cameron McCasland, Larry Underwood (playing Dr. Gangrene) and everyone else involved. The PSAs have earned two Emmy Nominations, as well as Dr. Gangrene’s own horror hosting show and the very first Dr. Gangrene movie which just came out on DVD called The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special. In this article you will be able to read the press release for the PSAs and you can view all the shorts. Click here to view a video on youtube of all three PSAs, titled Wolfbite, Creature Cooler, and Heating Up. On the channel, you can view the PSAs individually and the PSAs from previous years. The shorts also feature Stacey Dixon who stars in the upcoming horror film, The Lashman (one of Mr. McCasland’s other projects). Scroll down to read the press release which contains more information.
“The “Go Green With Dr. Gangrene” has returned for it’s fourth turn with three new public service short films that feature classic movie monsters roaming the streets of Nashville, TN, while resident horror host Dr. Gangrene spreads the word on keeping Music City Clean.
“Go Green With Dr. Gangrene” is a continuing collaboration between Nashville Horror Host Dr. Gangrene (portrayed by Larry Underwood) and film maker Cameron McCasland. The series now in its fourth year has received praise nationally as well as from officials in the State capitol of Tennessee. The shorts have received multiple awards and citations including two Emmy nominations, and a special humanitarian award from the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.
McCasland said of the shorts, “It has been a lot of fun being able to play in the realms of Monsters for the past four years. I am constantly amazed at the outpouring of affection for the Go Green With Dr. Gangrene series. And I love the idea of helping to save the planet with rubber masks and mad science.“
The three new shorts entitled, “Wolfbite”, “Creature Cooler”, and “Heating Up” provide tips on conserving the planet by cutting down on excessive waste, littering, and keeping tabs on pets. All three were filmed in and around Nashville landmarks, and are shot in glorious black & white as a loving nod to the classic monster films of yesteryear.
“Using classic monsters to spread environmental and safety issues is a blast,” Larry said, “and I love seeing these PSAs on the air Saturday mornings during kids programming. Monsters in the morning is becoming a Nashville tradition!”
The Public Service shorts will air on the home of Dr. Gangrenes Creature Feature, WNAB CW58 in Nashville. They will simultaneously be screened via drgangrene.com and the Dr. Gangrene Youtube channel youtube.com/drgangrene.
The previous Go Green shorts were recently made available as a special feature on The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special DVD released by Alpha Video. The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special features horror hosts Penny Dreadful, and Dr. Gangrene teaming up to save Halloween. The made for television movie was co-directed by Cameron McCasland and Rebecca Paiva.
Larry Underwood is an award winning writer and television producer. Outside of his role of Dr. Gangrene , he writes a regular column for Scary Monsters Magazine and daily musings in his Tales From The Lab Blog at DrGangrene.com
Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated film maker from Edgewood Texas who has called Nashville home since 2001. His work has been seen on MTV, CMT, and film festivals around the globe. His upcoming feature film “The Lashman” is due out later this year.
For more information please visit drgangrene.com, facebook.com/drgangrene, youtube.com/drgangrene or follow on twitter @DrGangrene.”