Red Headed Revolution in association with Shackle Island Studios and Dunn & Dunn Productions are kicking off the Halloween season with a new horror anthology film hosted by Dr. Gangrene: Tales from Parts Unknown!
Tales from Parts Unknown is a feature-length anthology film presenting four tales of terror directed by Cameron McCasland, and hosted by Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene. The pair share the writing credits on the screenplay, with the title of the film derived from Underwoods’ book Tales from Parts Unknown from which one of the stories originated.
Underwood & McCasland are bringing their long-standing brand of horror to the drive-in screens for the first time after multiple collaborations on television, including the Emmy nominated Go Green with Dr. Gangrene, the half-hour Dr. Gangrene Presents, the made-for-tv movie Dreadful Hallowgreen Special, and the freshly produced Dr. Gangrene’s Cinetarium which currently is airing its second season on the NECAT Network.
“We had ended our TV run on Dr. Gangrene Presents and Larry wanted to take a break and write a collection of short stories for a book. In the meantime, I was making ‘Tailypo’, which is a story I grew up with and just wanted to get out of my head. I was sending him early cuts of the movie, and Larry was sending me early drafts of his stories, and this one called ‘Retrieval Service’ really spoke to me. So I adapted his short story into a screenplay. In turn, Larry took a story prompt for an idea I always wanted to do and wrote ‘Prisoner of Perdition’, and we kind of just said we really should just turn all of this into one movie. We reached out to Ronnie and Diane Dunn, who served as our Executive Producers, and they really believed in what we were doing and came on board.”
– Cameron McCasland, Director of Tales from Parts Unknown
‘Tailypo’ and ‘Prisoner of Perdition’ both toured film festivals racking up over 50 awards and nominations including the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Short Film and an Emmy nomination. Both ‘Tailypo’ and ‘Prisoner of Perdition’ have been remastered, along with two never before seen shorts (‘Retrieval Service’ and ‘The Rider’) presented with a multi-segment wrap around story starring Underwood as Dr. Gangrene.
In addition to Underwood appearing as Dr. Gangrene, the movie stars David Chattam (Star Trek: Picard), Wynn Reichert (Masterminds), Rebecca Lines (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It), John Wells (Legends & Lies) Lee Vervoort (The Walking Dead), Kenneth Garner (Still The King), Wendy Keeling (Clown College), and Rusty James (Haven).
Tales From Parts Unknown will premiere during the Fifth-Annual Creepy Car Cruise-In at the Georgetown Drive-In in Georgetown Indiana on the 3rd October, and at select Drive-Ins and special engagements in the following weeks. The event will be hosted by Dr. Gangrene in person, with a classic car show and giveaways. For more information, please visit drgangrene.com