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] Hold The Dark – I Still See You – Episode 39 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face the spectral apocalypse alongside Bella Thorne and chase down Alexander Skarsgard in the Alaskan wilderness. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is I STILL SEE YOU from director Scott Speer adapts the YA ghost tale “Break My Heart One Thousand Times”. The second film is HOLD THE […]

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[Podcast] Venom – Episode 293 – Horror News Radio

James Wan chooses a director for THE CONJURING 3, Disney announces the name of the new Star Wars TV show, and Walking Dead fans bid farewell to actor Scott Wilson. The Grue-Crew, along with guest-host Michelle Iannantuono, review VENOM, the new Sony/Columbia Pictures Spider-man-less Spider-man universe film featuring Tom Hardy as everyone’s favorite anti-hero. Join […]

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[Podcast] Housewife – Knuckleball – Episode 38 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew go “Home Alone” horror-movie-style and face the Elder Gods and the Umbrella of Love and Mind. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is KNUCKLEBALL from director Michael Peterson featuring the always-fantastic Michael Ironside. And the second film is HOUSEWIFE from director Can Evrenol delivering a Turkish horror film about a […]

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[Podcast] Mausoleum (1983) – Episode 139 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“What Evil Lives In The… Mausoleum” the tagline for Mausoleum sets us up for a bizarre, zany, gory, and often super-silly overlooked horror classic from 1983! The film features Bobbie Bresee in – and out – of full monster make-up complete with… monster boobs. Practical effects for the win! Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore are […]

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[Podcast] The House With A Clock In Its Walls – Slice – Episode 291 – Horror News Radio

What’s this? A new TV trailer reveals Jack Black will return as R.L. Stein in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The Grue-Crew review the “other” Jack Black family-friendly horror film A House with a Clock in Its Walls from director…Eli Roth. And, look for the “Worth Watching” segment about the horror comedy Slice. Join Dave Dreher, […]

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[Podcast] The Toy Box – Cynthia – 7 Witches – Episode 37 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew hop into a haunted RV for a trip to terror, babysit a child from hell and dine on the gourmet offerings of seven witches. The first film tonight is 7-Witches by director Brady Hall and features a wedding dinner that only a cannibal can love. In the second slot,  Cynthia from directors Devon […]

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[Podcast] The Predator – Mandy – Episode 290 – Horror News Radio

Netflix delivers killers trailers for the original film THE APOSTLE and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE 10 episode series. Shudder is delivering a horror film each week this Halloween season. Christopher, Dave, and Doc review THE PREDATOR. And, DIG TWO GRAVES director Hunter Adams joins Christopher, Doc, and Vanessa to discuss the mind-bending masterpiece MANDY. Join […]

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[Film Festival] October in Columbus Gets Real – Nightmares Film Festival Locks In Their 4-Day Program

One of the Grue-Crew’s favorite film festivals is the NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held in Columbus, Ohio. HNR Co-host Christopher G. Moore, who attended the festival when his film Knob Goblins screened, is planning to return to promote his latest short GUT PUNCHED. The films screens in the Recurring Nightmares B short horror film block. Jason Tostevin […]

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[Podcast] Muse – Marrowbone – e-Demon – Episode 36 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew shield their eyes from the on-screen horror of e-Demon, head to the dilapidated home of George MacKay, and discover that a Muse may enjoy killing people. The first film tonight is E-DEMON of director Jeremy Wechter, a found-footage/computer-screen yarn with a “viral” demon Skyping his way to doom. In the second slot, […]

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SHUDDER Ushers In The Halloween Season With A New Scary Movie Each Week

Shudder is the place to go for streaming horror content. They have it all from retro classics to fresh new entries and (perhaps best of all) the return of Joe Bob Briggs. We especially enjoy the thrilling new horror films they premiere — check out the Gruesome Magazine Podcast for reviews. This Halloween season beginning September […]

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[Contest] COMET TV September Giveaway Features Space 1999 – Godzilla – and Rocky

Gruesome Magazine and Horror News Radio is teaming up with COMET TV to provide an awesome September Giveaway featuring goodies from Space: 1999, Godzilla, and Rocky. All you have to do is email Gruesome Magazine at with the subject line SPACE 1999 and place your full name, address, and the name of your favorite […]

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[Trailer] Universal and Blumhouse Just Made Every Horror Genre Fan Smile with the new Halloween (2018) Trailer

The excitement grows for the reboot of the Halloween franchise as Universal and Blumhouse drop the latest Halloween (2018) trailer. No teasing here, just tons of terror and horror, perfect for the October season. Director David Gordon Green (along with co-writer Danny McBride) looks to have done the impossible: make a worthy, promising, and highly anticipated […]

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Joe Bob Briggs Returns to SHUDDER in a Big Way – And We Couldn’t Be Happier

Good news landed in the Gruesome Magazine inbox this morning with SHUDDER announcing not only two new Job Bob Briggs blocks of horror and sci-fi greatness but a brand new regular ongoing series in 2019. This may be everything we hoped for… hah! Somewhere in the Gruesome offices, Vanessa fan-girl screamed in delight. THE LAST […]