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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The Mandalorian (Disney+) – Chapter One – The Wonderful World of Heroes and Droids Episode 1

Join award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore and John (Doc Rotten) Slattery along with new crew member Chris Slattery as they discuss the original scripted series, new documentaries, and theatrical films headed to the new streaming service Disney Plus. Introducing Gruesome Magazine’s newest podcast, The Wonderful World of Heroes and Droids. Up first for the trio […]

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Review of Castle Rock Season 2 episodes 1 – 5 on Gruesome Magazine 90

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the first five episodes of CASTLE ROCK season 2 available now on HULU. Straight out of the gate, Lizzy Caplan kills it as a young 30-something version of Annie (Misery) Wilkes as she and her daughter Joy (Elsie Fisher) end up in Castle Rock, Maine, as well as nearby Jerusalem’s […]

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Reviews of Pilgrim and Rattlesnake on Gruesome Magazine 89

This week, the Grue-Crew explores a pair of families in dire troubles. The first film this week, PILGRIM from director Marcus Dunstan, follows a family looking to strengthen their bonds during the Thanksgiving holiday with a…unique…reenactment colony of pilgrims. The second film, RATTLESNAKE from director Zak Hilditch, follows a single mother on the run who […]

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Doctor Sleep Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now Available

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the fall horror event that continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Gerald’s Game), the highly anticipated film […]

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Reviews of Gwen – Little Monsters on Gruesome Magazine 87

This week, the Grue-Crew swing from comedic zombies to witchy-poo wannabees with a pair of streaming genre flicks. The first film this week, GWEN from director William McGregor, presents the industrial revolution as a horror film… maybe. The second film, LITTLE MONSTERS from director Abe Forsythe, pairs Alexander England with Lupita Nyong’o – alongside Josh […]

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Celebrate Halloween 2019 with Full Moon and… WEEDJIES!

WEEDJIES! HALLOWEED NIGHT First Feature from “DEADLY TEN” Anthology Releasing October 21, 2019 Full Moon will premiere the rowdy monster comedy WEEDJIES! HALLOWEED NIGHT by Director Danny Draven on October 21, 2019. This is the first feature film to be released from the highly anticipated DEADLY TEN anthology and will be available exclusively on the […]

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Reviews of Trick – The Furies on Gruesome Magazine 86

This week, the Grue-Crew celebrates the Slasher flick with a pair of films steeped in crimson chaos. The first film this week, THE FURIES from director Tony D’Aquino, set 6 “beauties” against 6 “beasts” in a battle of survival. The second film, TRICK from director Patrick Lussier, introduces the slasher named “Trick” as he (or […]

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Reviews of Mary – Along Came the Devil II on Gruesome Magazine 85

This week, the Grue-Crew prepare their supply of holy water for battle against the possessed. The first film this week, ALONG CAME THE DEVIL II from director Jason DeVan, continues the story of Reverend Michael (Bruce Davison). The second film, MARY from director Michael Goi, follows Gary Oldman and family as they venture to sea […]

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Review of JOKER on Horror News Radio 351

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… JOKER. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore. Podcasting Rock Star & International […]

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Review of In The Tall Grass on Horror News Radio 349

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… In The Tall Grass. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore. Podcasting Rock […]

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Reviews of Villains – Tigers Are Not Afraid on Gruesome Magazine 84

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the fringes of the genre where horror swims alongside other genres. The first film this week, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID from director Issa Lopez, features a group of orphaned kids facing the horrors of the world around them. The second film, VILLAINS from directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, follows […]

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News of In The Tall Grass, The Craft, Sid Haig, and more on Horror News Radio 348

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Every Corpse Tells a Story in THE MORTUARY COLLECTION… NETFLIX adapts Stephen King and Joe Hill’s IN THE TALL GRASS… …and the genre cries over the loss of the legendary SID HAIG… This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again […]

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Review of One Cut of the Dead on Horror News Radio 347

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… One Cut of the Dead. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore. Podcasting […]