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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[Horror T-Shirt] Horror News Radio

The shirt for all the HNR Grue-Believers is here! Available now for $20.00 at the Horror News Radio TeePublic affiliate site. Choose a variety of styles and color. They all look fantastic. The time is now to wear your love for HNR proudly, featuring the terrific art commission from Nathan Milliner. Check it out! Click […]

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[Trailer] Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Here is it, Grue-Believers! 20th Century FOX has finally released the trailer for the upcoming Thanksgiving genre release VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. The film promises to take a different approach to the Frankenstein tale focusing on the relationship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe). The trailer seems to balance the horror with humor […]

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[Trailer] The Witch (2016)

  Okay, Grue-Believers, what scares you? If it is witchcraft, then tread carefully with the latest Gruesome Trailer entry. THE WITCH will scare you! The trailer understands sound, visuals and structure to unnerve the hardiest of viewers. The film recently premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, chilling people to the bone. Can this be […]

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[Trailer] Baskin (2015)

  “You die as you sleep. You resurrect as you wake.” The new trailer for the Turkish horror film BASKIN is bathed in horrific, nightmarish imagery. The story follows a squad of police officers who encounter a Black Mass and fall into the deepest regions of Hell. Are you ready to follow them, Grue-Believers? Check […]

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[Horror T-Shirt] Is it a Phantom, a Demon or the Devil Himself

Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror and Doc Rotten present for the Grue-believer in each and every one of us a spectacular shirt expressing a passion for horror film from the 1970s. “Is it a Phantom, a Demon or the Devil Himself?” the tagline from THE CAR (1977) sprawled out over a graph visual of […]

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Sinister 2 – Fear the Walking Dead – Episode 125 – Horror News Radio

Bughuul returns in the Blumhouse production, SINISTER 2, from director Ciaran Foy with a script by Scott (Doctor Strange) Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. James Ransone returns as Deputy So-And-So as he continues his investigation into the boogieman leading him to a family in danger of becoming the monster’s next victims. The Grue-crew share their thoughts […]

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[Trailer] The Final Girls (2015)

THE FINAL GIRLS (not to be confused with Final Girl with Abigail Breslin) trailer promises an entertaining blend of 80’s slasher horror gore, silly comedy laughs and meta referential fun as its lead character, Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga – American Horror Story), is transported into the final feature her mother, Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman), made before […]

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The Number of the Beast is 666 – Season 3 – Episode 12 – Hannibal Fan Podcast

” I have seen a lot of hostility. But this is quantifiably bitchy.” – Dr. Frederick Chilton taunts Hannibal Lecter for publishing an article in a rag paper that usurps his own accounts of Hannibal being insane. Little does he know Hannibal already has sealed his fate. The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, continues […]

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Harbinger Down – Episode 124 – Horror News Radio

Championed as the practical effects film, HARBINGER DOWN, the monster movie from Alec Gillis (Director) and Tom Woodruff Jr. (Producer) from StudioADI, finally arrives to a limited theatrical run and life on VOD. The Grue-crew, big fans of Eighties monster movie gorefests, love themselves some practical effects horror film and cannot get enough Lance Henriksen. Anticipation […]

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Frogs (1972) – Episode 22 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!” – the tag line for FROGS (1972) promises the first eco-horror experience while the poster displays a giant frog with a human hand hanging from its mouth. While there are no giants in Frogs, there are plenty of killer critters involved from snakes, spiders, alligators […]

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Fantastic Four – Episode 123 – Horror News Radio

This week, the grue-crew shine the light on a smaller theatrical release, THE GIFT. Written and directed by co-star Joel Edgerton leads Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall on an intimate character set piece full of lies, suspense and…revenge. Vixen returns to lead the Grue-crew review. Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with […]

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Dark Was The Night – Episode 122 – Horror News Radio

This week, the grue-crew tackles a Black Saint recommendation, DARK WAS THE NIGHT. The creature feature, from director Jack Heller, features Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas in lead roles playing a sheriff and deputy facing a horrifying, dangerous and hungry threat bearing down on their small town. Thomas dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF […]

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The Thing with Two Heads (1972) – Episode 21 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“And now with the fights, the Fuzz, the chicks and the choppers…Man, they’re really in deeeeep trouble!” – the poster for THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (1972) embellishes its plot with Seventies florish. The second of two films featuring creatures with two heads, this Lee Frost / AIP cult classic features Ray Milland and Rosie Grier as […]

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The Vatican Tapes – Episode 121 – Horror News Radio

Director Mark (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Neveldine tackles the exorcism sub-genre with the theatrical release THE VATICAN TAPES featuring Michael Pena, Dougray Scott and Olivia Taylor Dudley. The film cranks up the final minutes of the movie but it is too little too late for a cinematic turkey of a horror film. Somewhere Pazuzu laughs […]

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Ant-Man – Episode 120 – Horror News Radio

In the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe theatrical hit, ANT-MAN, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) passes his technology and powers to the unlikeliest of heroes, sad-sack criminal Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in what is essentially Marvel’s heist comedy. The HNR grue-crew dive into the action to see if the latest offering is a minor success or a […]