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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News of Doctor Sleep, Black Christmas, Killer Sofa, and more on Horror News Radio 345

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Blumhouse and Imogen Poots celebrate the holidays with BLACK CHRISTMAS… … Sophia Lillis takes the lead in GRETEL AND HANSEL… … and Danny Torrance returns to the Overlook in Mike Flanagan’s DOCTOR SLEEP. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once […]

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Women In Horror Film Festival 2020 lands during Women In Horror Month

When no WIHFF was announced for October 2019, the Grue-Crew shed a collective tear. Where was one of our favorite film festivals? Well, GOOD NEWS, festival director Vanessa Ionta Wright has shared a wonderful WIHFF update. The Atlanta based festival has moved from October to February 2020 (Women in Horror Month!) and has relocated to […]

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Review of It: Chapter 2 on Horror News Radio 344

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… IT: CHAPTER 2. 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 […]

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Review of Ready or Not on Horror News Radio 343

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… READY OR NOT. 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 […]

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News of Joker, Terminator: Dark Fate, Halloween Kills, and more on Horror News Radio 342

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: The Sony/Disney dispute leads to SPIDER-MAN exiting the MCU… Disney+ debuts the trailer for THE MANDALORIAN… And, DC gets the last laugh with the trailer for JOKER… This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest […]

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Reviews of Satanic Panic – Artik on Gruesome Magazine 82

This week, the Grue-Crew explore a pair of films where spikes-to-the-brain seem to be a thing. The first film this week, ARTIK from director Tom Botchii Skowronski, features a serial killer with a flair for four-color mayhem. The second film, SATANIC PANIC from director Chelsea Stardust, follows a virginal pizza delivery ‘person’ who stumbles upon […]

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Review of The Fanatic on Horror News Radio 341

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THE FANATIC. 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 & […]

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You’ll die laughing with the new HELLARIOUS comedy-horror anthology

NEW HORROR COMEDY COLLECTION “HELLARIOUS” SET TO KILL WITH AUDIENCES THIS MONTH Seven Legendary Horror Comedy Shorts Assembled in First Feature-length Film of Its Kind COLUMBUS, OH – A new, devilishly funny collection of horror short films is out to kill with audiences just in time for Halloween … and there’s going to be hell […]

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Reviews of Itsy Bitsy – Incident in a Ghostland on Gruesome Magazine 81

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films that both feature scary dolls in movies that are not scary doll movies and characters suffering from emotional stress. The first film this week is INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND from director Pascal Laugier features a family that movies into a rural American farmhouse only to be […]

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Popcorn Frights Jury Prize and Audience Award Winners!

As its fifth edition comes to a close, Popcorn Frights Film Festival is proud to announce its juried and audience awards that were selected from its lineup of 74 films (24 features and 50 short films from 16 countries). Over the nine-night event, Popcorn Frights welcomed more than 5,000 attendees, over 30 filmmakers/industry guests from around […]