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.
Gruesome Reviews

“The Hateful Eight” (2015): Tarantino Crafts Another Classic Cinematic Gem

“Well, well, well! Looks like Minnie’s Haberdashery’s about to get cozy for the next few days.” – Oswaldo Mobray (Roth) in The Hateful Eight. The much-anticipated eighth film from Quentin Tarantino,  The Hateful Eight, is billed as a Western but it is far more than that. A snow storm of dizzying Tarantino dialog makes even the simplest […]

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She Gets Revenge – Hotel Episode 10 – The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the tenth episode of Hotel, She Gets Revenge, the show begins by following Liz and her reaction to an elderly couple who end their lives in their hotel room. Liz declares it “beautiful” before breaking down in front of Iris. She and Iris make a pact while the Countess deals with Natasha, Donovan deals with Rudy […]

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[Podcast] Worst Horror Films of 2015 – Dead Body – Episode 141 – Horror News Radio

It is that time of year once again where the Grue-crew take a look back at the past twelve months, beginning with the Worst Horror Films of 2015. The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten each compile their list of the genre films that left them miffed during this past year. The […]

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She Wants Revenge – Hotel Episode 9 – The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the ninth episode of Hotel, She Wants Revenge, the show shifts focus back to The Countess and a number of subplots surrounding her character. Fans are also treated to a number of loose ends dropped back into the story: Valentino, Iris’ affliction, Liz’s anger, The Countess’ baby and the vampire children. Oh, my! All this […]

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[Podcast] Krampus – Episode 140 – Horror News Radio

December is upon us and winter is whistling down from the north. This years horror fans are treated to a holiday gift from director Michael Dougherty, his yule-time instant classic Krampus. The grue-crew review and rave about the effect heavy monster fest. Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a few horror […]

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“Indigenous” (2015): Monsters, Mayhem and Mishandled Narrative Make for a Muddled Mess

Director Alastair Orr and writer Max Roberts – who, oddly, does not receive an IMDb credit – weave together a combination of The Ruins (2008) and The Descent (2015) in the vacation-gone-wrong creature feature Indigenous (2015) available now from Momentum Pictures. A group of five friends follow a local guide into the jungles of Panama only […]

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The 10 Commandments Killer – Hotel Episode 8 – The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the eighth episode of Hotel, The 10 Commandments Killer, the show reveals the identity – to no one’s surprise – of the 10 Commandments Killer. We discover what John Lowe has been up to over the past 5 years, how James March has been involved and what lead the Countess to abduct Lowe’s son, Holden. The […]

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“Krampus” (2015): An Instant Holiday Horror Classic, Doughtery’s Gift to Horror Fans Everywhere

Writer/Director Michael Dougherty takes another stab at focusing on horror during the holidays with his latest fright fest, Krampus. This time he shifts his attention from Halloween to the myths and origins of jolly old Saint Nick of Christmas tales by playing with the European legends of Krampus, referred to here as the shadow of Saint […]

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[Podcast] Victor Frankenstein – The Walking Dead – Episode 139 – Horror News Radio

Daniel Radcliffe is the hunchback Igor and James McAvoy is the mad scientist in Victor Frankenstein (2015) from director Paul McGuigan. Writer Max Landis takes a “bromance” approach to re-imagining the Mary Shelley classic. While Igor and Victor decide monster needs two sets of lungs and two hearts, the film makers should have kept with […]

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[Contest] “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition” Blu-Ray Giveaway from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect holiday giveaways, continuing with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON LIMITED Blu-Ray. The Limited Edition Blu-ray release of the hit AMC horror television show The Walking Dead fifth season hits the streets on December 1, 2015. You can easily enter to claim your […]

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[Podcast] Vampire Circus (1971) – Episode 26 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Your children will die…to give me back…my…life…” – the prophetic tagline gasped by Count Mitterhouse during the 13 minute pre-credits opening for the most bizarre vampire film, the most unusual Hammer Film, sets up the curse that drives Vampire Circus (1971). The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Decades of […]