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.
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[Podcast] Mon Mon Mon Monsters – Chimera – House on Elm Lake – Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew face down Lucifer on Elm Lake, spice things up with some mad scientist horrors, and run for their lives from some mon…mon…mon…monsters. First up is the feature film House on Elm Lake from director James Klass has a family facing an awakened dormant evil. The next film, Chimera from director Maurice Haeems, has Henry Ian Cusick […]

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[Podcast] Rampage – Episode 263 – Horror News Radio

George and the Rock give the Grue-Crew the finger this week as we review Rampage. Vanessa Thompson from the Gruesome Magazine Podcast joins Dave and Doc to take a look at some goofy, silly, but ultimately entertaining Kaiju action with this week’s big theatrical release. Doc also takes a look at Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare […]

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[Podcast] Ghost Stories – Corbin Nash – Screamers – Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew hides their faces from Screamers, grabs some wooden stakes for Corbin Nash, and listens to Martin Freeman tell his Ghost Stories. First up is the feature Screamers from director Dean Matthew Ronalds, a found-footage film chasing down the mysterious creator of a series of “screamer” videos. The next film, Corbin Nash from director Ben Jagger, reveals […]

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[Podcast] Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 8 – Rifting Apart – Horror News Radio

Horror on TV has never been as spectacular as it is at present, genre fans are getting everything from Stephen King adaptations to American Horror Story to franchise reboots on the small screen. None have been as deliriously gory and fun as the addition of Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. For the first two seasons, Thomas covered the […]

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[Podcast] A Quiet Place – Episode 262 – Horror News Radio

Be very very quiet. After all, it’s a podcast. Yes, The Grue Crew are covering the mega-successful horror film A Quiet Place this week. John Krasinski has graduated from being Jim from The Office into the new “it” director/writer/actor as this small budget horror film managed to blind side everyone with a massive opening weekend. Now, Doc Rotten, Thomas […]

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[Podcast] Wildling – Cold Hell – At Granny’s House – Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew discover a new form of a werewolf, race from a serial killer, and invite some guests over to Granny’s house. First up is the feature At Granny’s House from director Les Mahoney, where a devious, demented caretaker invites some guests over for dinner. The next film, Cold Hell from director Stefan Ruzowitzky, weaves a thrilling tale of a […]

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[Podcast] Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 7 – Twist and Shout – Horror News Radio

Horror on TV has never been as spectacular as it is at present, genre fans are getting everything from Stephen King adaptations to American Horror Story to franchise reboots on the small screen. None have been as deliriously gory and fun as the addition of Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. For the first two seasons, Thomas covered the […]

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[Podcast] Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) – Episode 134 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“There’s a legend ’round here. A killer buried, but not dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse: Jason Voorhees’ curse.” Our narrator (Walt “Crazy Ralph” Gorney) details the legend of Jason Voorhees. After being stuck at the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake in the last film, Jason is awoken by a young lady […]

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[Contest] Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Giveaway and Exclusive Blog App

We’re not playing the game, it’s playing us! A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone–or something–begins to punish those who tell a lie–or refuse the dare. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th! To celebrate […]

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The Top 10 Loudest Screams In A Quiet Place – Spoilers

Naysayers for PG-13 horror need to take a chance on A Quiet Place from Platinum Dunes and Director John Krasinski. The film’s intelligent script follows a family surrounded by unspeakable horrors that hunt them and kill them by sound alone. Krasinski is joined by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the Abbott family […]

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[Podcast] Ready Player One – 5th Year Anniversary – Episode 261 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew are celebrating an enormous milestone this week. Yes, five years ago Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and the late Santos Ellin Jr. recorded the first episode of Horror News Radio. This week, the Crew are joined by Christopher G. Moore and Caitlin Turner to talk Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg’s latest is […]

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[Podcast] Lowlife – Killing Joan – 420 Massacre – Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew hide from the vengeful spirit of an angry assassin, run with “mary jane” on April 20th, and champion the gory adventures of our new favorite luchador. First up is the feature Killing Joan from director Todd Bartoo, where a murdered assassin returns from the grave to get her vengeance. The next film, 4/20 Massacre from director Dylan Reynolds, calls […]

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[Podcast] Phase IV (1974) – Episode 72 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“The Day The Earth Was Turned Into A Cemetery!” the tagline for Phase IV promises a horror film the heady, occasionally trippy, sci-fi film cannot live up to. Yet, the film succeeds in establishing dread and exposing mankind’s fragile relationship with nature and the planet. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and […]

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[Podcast] Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 6 – Tales From The Rift – Horror News Radio

Horror on TV has never been as spectacular as it is at present, genre fans are getting everything from Stephen King adaptations to American Horror Story to franchise reboots on the small screen. None have been as deliriously gory and fun as the addition of Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. For the first two seasons, Thomas covered the […]