Doc Rotten’s Worst Horror Films of 2017

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It is that time of year once again, the time when we reflect back on the films we watched over the past 12 months and choose the top champions and stinkers of the year. 2017 was a tumultuous year in many ways, one that has been relentlessly unforgiving in our hearts. However, in terms of horror […]

Universal’s Dark Universe May Have Just Become A Black Hole

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If you are familiar at all with my rantings and ravings as it pertains to Universal Studios bringing back their classic horror franchise as a balls out series of action films – then you should have no issue believing that this horror fan right here is happy as a pig in shit.  Yeah!  It looks […]

[Podcast] The Mummy (1932) – Episode 11 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

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“’Death… eternal punishment… for… anyone… who… opens… this… casket. In the name… of Amon-Ra… the king of the gods.’ Good heavens, what a terrible curse!” intones Sir Joseph Whemple as he translates the inscription found within the tomb of Imhotep in The Mummy (1932), one of Universal’s classic monster films. Join the Decades of Horror: […]

[Podcast] The Mummy (2017) – It Comes at Night (2017) – Episode 219 – Horror News Radio

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The Dark Universe is upon us and thing ain’t looking too bright, sadly. THE MUMMY reboot of the Universal Monster franchise has finally arrived and the Grue-Crew is here to discuss the results. The lukewarm box office and piss-poor reviews are signs enough for what the Crew will share; however, award winning director Christopher G. […]

[Podcast] The Mummy (1999) – Episode 17 – Decades of Horror 1990s

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“You dream about dead guys?” Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) questions the enthusiasm of librarian Evie Carnahan (Rachel Weisz). Of course, they’ll be having plenty of nightmares about dead guys once they encounter… The Mummy! Nearly 20 years before Universal had Tom Cruise fight against a bandaged undead Egyptian, they managed to give the runt of their […]

Stump The Saint – Saintamatic Universe

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Stump The Saint – Horror News Radio’s weekly game show in which the listeners guide Thomas Mariani to the trivia questions poised to stump Santos “The Black Saint” Ellin Jr. Despite his love of trivia, Santos is capable of being stumped on a weekly basis! As to where the audience comes in to Stump The Saint it’s […]

[Podcast] The Void (2017) – Episode 209 – Horror News Radio

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For our special anniversary episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew scoured and scraped for a film worth to be included. They found the film they were looking for in the film THE VOID from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. The film unfolds like a classic gore-fest from the Eighties complete with gruesome practical […]

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“The Mummy”: Second Trailer Released for First Film in the Universal Monsters Universe

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A second trailer has dropped for Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, which is expected to be the first picture in their planned Universal Monsters Universe. The Tom Cruise vehicle is slated to open June 9, 2017. The first trailer was a bit heavy on the action-adventure side of things, giving off a Mission Impossible (Mummy Impossible?) feeling. […]

“Passengers” (2016): Brilliant Acting and Stunning Visuals Without a Story to Match

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When Passengers first appeared on 2016’s release schedule, the premise looked intriguing: two people on a 120-year colonization voyage through space emerge from hibernation 90 years ahead of schedule. The possibilities seemed endless. However, the film’s story does not fulfill the initial intrigue of the premise. The film takes place aboard the Avalon, a large […]

[Podcast] Incarnate (2016) – Westworld Season 1 (2016) – Episode 192 – Horror News Radio

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Crawling into theaters this past weekend, the latest horror film from Blumhouse fails to make a dent in the box office. The possession fueled “exorcise” in futility, INCARNATE, features a decent cast — Aaron Eckhart, David Mazouz (Gotham), Emjay Anthony (Krampus), Catalina Sandino Moreno — and is directed by Brad Peyton. The film starts off with […]

First Full Trailer For Universal’s ‘The Mummy’ Makes Itself Known

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As I mentioned just a few short days ago – the full trailer for The Mummy – the first in what will be a series of tied together reboots of the classic Universal Horror franchise – made its debut during Sunday night’s airing of The Walking Dead.  Opinion has been swift and varied.  Have you […]

Our First Look At ‘The Mummy’ Is Uncovered

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This upcoming reboot of the Universal Monster franchise has been the basis for a lot of internet fodder for pretty much the last year.  We really haven’t had too much to go on other than some casting announcements and lots and lots of speculation. Today however Universal threw us all a little morsel via a […]

[Podcast] The Boy – Episode 147 – Horror News Radio

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This week on Horror News Radio we try to follow Brahms’ rules as we babysit The Boy. Lauren Cohan steps out of the dangerous world of The Walking Dead to become a nanny in England looking after an 8 year old boy, except that boy turns out to be a life-sizes porcelain doll. The grue-crew […]

“Hotel Transylvania 2” (2015) Has Solid Accommodations

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It may be late September, but the Halloween style monster mashes are already in full swing with the recent release of Hotel Transylvania 2. The original film was a surprise success upon its release in 2012, bringing together various popular monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man and The Mummy in kinetic animated form… […]