Most Influential Horror Filmmakers for 2023 | Horror Movie News for January 9, 2023

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for January 9, 2022. JOIN US FOR movie news of the week and the top 10 Most Influential Filmmakers of 2023 . All this, and more, coming up next…

Join your host Doc Rotten for HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine and Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.


Warner Bros. remaking the classic creature feature THEM! with Michael Giacchino (Werewolf by Night) directing. Source: Deadline

Tim Miller steps in for Eli Roth for BORDERLANDS reshoots so Eli Roth can begin work on… THANKSGIVING! Source: Deadline

David Charbonier and Justin Powell follow up THE DJINN with OPEN HOUSE. Source: Deadline


  • 10 Aaron B. Koontz (Producer/Director)
    • Old Man, Sorry About the Demon, Scare Package II, Blood Relatives (2022)
    • The Bunker, Snow Valley, Shelby Oaks, A Creature was Stirring
  • 9 Ryan Murphy (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • American Horror Story, Dahmer
  • 8 Ari Aster / Robert Eggers (tie)
    • A24, “Elevated Horror”
  • 7 Sam Raimi (Producer/Director)
    • Evil Dead Rise, 64, Don’t Move
  • 6 Guillermo del Toro (Producer/Director)
    • Cabinet of Curiosities (2022), Haunted Mansion, Scare Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • 5 Akela Cooper (Writer)
    • Malignant, M3GAN, The Nun 2
  • 4 Mike Flanagan (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, The Fall of the House Usher
  • 3 Jordan Peele (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • Get Out, Us, Nope
  • 2 James Wan (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • Atomic Monster
  • 1 Jason Blum (Producer)
    • Blumhouse

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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.