This week on HNR, movie news of the week and the top 13 Slasher Films that influenced the SCREAM franchise . All this, and more, coming up next…Join your host Doc Rotten are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine, and Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.


Jamie Lee Curtis dedicates Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Everything Everywhere All At Once to “Hundreds” including Genre Fans! Source: Deadline

Alicia Witt and Blair Underwood join Nicolas Cage and Maika Monroe for Osgood Perkins’ next feature, Longlegs.

Plot: “FBI Agent Lee Harker (Monroe), a gifted new recruit assigned to the unsolved case of an elusive serial killer (Cage). As the case takes complex turns, unearthing evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer and must race against time to stop him before he claims the lives of another innocent family.”

Source: Deadline

Warner Bros. is courting Jenna Ortega for Beetlejuice 2. Source: Hollywood Reporter


  • Norman Bates (1960, Psycho)
    • d. Alfred Hitchcock
    • a. Anthony Perkins
  • Billy (1974, Black Christmas)
    • d. Bob Clark
    • a. Albert J. Dunk (uncredited)
  • Leatherface (1974, Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
    • d. Tobe Hooper
    • a. Gunnar Hansen
  • Michael Myers (1978, Halloween)
    • d. John Carpenter
    • a. Nick Castle and Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Curt Duncan (1979, When a Stranger Calls)
    • d. Fred Walton
    • a. Tony Beckley
  • Mrs. Pamela Voorhees / Jason Voorhees (1980, Friday the 13th)
    • d. Sean S. Cunningham
    • a. Betsy Palmer and Ari Lehman
  • Frank Zito (1980, Maniac)
    • d. William Lustig
    • a. Joe Spinell
  • Cropsy (1981, The Burning)
    • d. Tony Maylam
    • a. Lou David
  • The Miner / Harry Warden (1981, My Bloody Valentine)
    • d. George Mihalka
    • a. Peter Cowper
  • Russ Thorn (1982, The Slumber Party Massacre)
    • d. Amy Holden Jones
    • a. Michael Villella
  • Angela Baker (1983, Sleepaway Camp)
    • d. Robert Hiltzik
    • a. Felissa Rose
  • Freddy Krueger (1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street)
    • d. Wes Craven
    • a. Robert Englund
  • Charles Lee Ray / Chucky (1988, Child’s Play)
    • d. Tom Holland
    • a. Brad Douriff

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.