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 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019 and a review of Godzilla: Planet Eater on Horror News Radio 307

It is here, the episode the Grue-Believers wait all year to hear: The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019! Dave, Doc, Christopher, and Vanessa count down the list generated from a survey of the Grue-Crew, Patreon patrons, and Grue-Believers. Who will take the crown? The Grue-Crew also review GODZILLA: PLANET EATER the Toho anime film currently streaming on Netflix. Join […]

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Bird Box – Cold Skin – Episode 50 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew take a look at films streaming on NETFLIX and SHUDDER. The first film this week is COLD SKIN from director Xavier Gens, featuring a scientist heading to a remote island to study weather but instead discovers an inhuman race of creatures. The second film is BIRD BOX from director Susanne Bier, featuring a […]

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The Top 10 Horror Films of 2018 and a review of Escape Room on Horror News Radio Episode 306

It is here, the episode the Grue-Believers wait all year to hear: The Top 10 Horror Movies of the Year! Dave, Doc, Christopher, and Vanessa each run down their top 10 list and Jeff provides some killer stats to surprise us all. The Grue-Crew also review the first release of 2019, ESCAPE ROOM. Join Dave […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Best Film Fest, Best Horror Convention, and Best Short Horror Film

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Most Captivating, Innovative, Terrifying, Ferocious, and Horrifying Moments of the Year

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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Shout Factory Delivers the Goods with The Manitou, Legend of 7 Golden Vampires, and more

Retro horror fans celebrate! Certainly a move that would have been Black Saint approved, Shout Factory is releasing THE MANITOU April 16, 2019. Rejoice! This is a Blu-ray release we’ve discussed and cried-out for on the Decades of Horror 1970’s podcast. We’ve always championed this campy, underappreciated cult classic. And now it will be in […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Most Gruesome, Ghastly, Vile, Startling, WTF Moments of the Year

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Best Film – Best Director – Best Actors

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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Anna and the Apocalypse and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Horror News Radio Episode 305

Christopher and Doc weigh in on the final horror movie reviews of 2018 with a look at ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE and BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH. We also share the TOP 10 HORROR FILMS from our fellow Grue-Crew Members Joseph Perry and Jeff Mohr in preparation for the full “best of 2018” episode next week. Join […]

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The Top 25 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019

All things being equal, 2018 was an amazing year for horror films despite what Vogue thinks (see article). The year was full of fun slashers (Halloween, Terrifier, Leprechaun Returns), independent horror (Hereditary, Mandy), and few mid-budget winners (Halloween, A Quiet Place). Looking at the films we know are arriving in 2019 as 2018 comes to […]

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[Podcast] All The Creatures Were Stirring – The Harrowing – Episode 48 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, things are not always what they seem. The grue-crew dive into a Yuletide anthology film and head to the psych ward for some demonic mumbo-jumbo. The first film this week is ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING from directors David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry, featuring a variety of horrific tales for the holiday season. […]