Shock Theatre To Air On WDEF Feb. 15

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The cast and crew of Shock Theatre have completed the fifth episode and will air the program on Feb. 15 at midnight.  Episode five is a horror hosting package created to present Dracula’s Great Love, a 1974 Vampire thriller.  

Episode five is in high definition and features special guests for the show. James Ward will demonstrate his Vampire Hunter’s Kits. Halloween Hot Sauce’s Victor the Undertaker makes an appearance and prepares an old family recipe with his Halloween Hot Sauce.  The Ninth Street Stompers are featured as Shock Theatre’s first highlighted musical act.   There will be a Rocumentary package created by the good Doctor himself.

Dracula’s Great Love is a 1974 Vampire tale directed by Javier Aguirre and starring Paul Naschy.  

Jack Gray, who portrays Dr. Shock and is a lead producer for the program along with Johnny Stockman, goes on to say, “This is going to be a fun show with our special guests. I’m also excited to debut the documentary package we’ve created for the 9th Street Stompers.” It’s a full 2 hour program with skits, original music, movie facts, horror news.

This is the fifth installment in an attempt by Gray and the cast and crew of Shock Theatre to have the infamous horror hosting program revamped and air on a a local station. “WDEF TV12 has really stepped up to the plate and given Shock Theatre a warm reception. We’re thrilled to be able to present episode five, Dracula’s Great Love."


Auditions Are April 26,27 For Midsummer Night’s Dream

Auditions for the Shakespeare Chattanooga’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at the Ripple Theater in Brainerd. This show will officially reopen the Ripple space, dark for nearly four years, and kick off the partnership between Shakespeare Chattanooga and Ripple Productions. Performances will be June 20-22 and 27-29 and ... (click for more)

Lee Has Masterworks Concert April 25

The Lee University Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of masterworks on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.    The program will feature Haydn's “Missa in Angustiis,” Beethoven's “Choral Fantasy,” as well as a selection of choruses from Handel's “Messiah.” This performance will be conducted by Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr, assistant ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)