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.
Gruesome Features Gruesome News

Whannell and Blumhouse to package UPGRADE as a TV Series

In June 2018, the Grue-Crew enjoyed the hell out of Blumhouse and Leigh Whannell’s UPGRADE theatrical film. Directed by Whannell and starring Logan Marchsall-Green, the sci-fi/horror genre mash-up took home over $16 million in gross on a $5 million budget. A hit subscribing to the Blumhouse formula for success. Word comes this past week from […]

Gruesome Live Gruesome Magazine Podcast Gruesome Podcasts


Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! Join the Crew on the Gruesome […]

Gruesome Podcasts Horror News Radio


On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… QUIBI’S 50 STATES OF FRIGHT and THE STRANGER. 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 […]

Gruesome Magazine Podcast Gruesome Podcasts

Reviews of MONSTRUM and DIABLO ROJO (PTY) on Gruesome Magazine 116

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films from lands unknown where demons, witches, and monsters rule. The first film this week, MONSTRUM from director Jong-ho Huh, follows a warrior who must save his kingdom from a ferocious beast. The second film, DIABLO ROJO (PTY) from directors Sol Moreno and J. Oskura Nájera, follows […]

Gruesome Magazine Podcast Gruesome Podcasts

Reviews of INTO THE DARK: DELIVERED and A NUN’S CURSE on Gruesome Magazine 115

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films that are tangentially suited for a late… Mother’s Day. The first film this week, A NUN’S CURSE from director Tommy Faircloth, follows a young woman looking for clues to the supernatural whereabouts of the murderous Sister Monday. The second film, INTO THE DARK: DELIVERED from director […]

Gruesome Podcasts Heroes And Droids The Wonderful World of Heroes and Droids

Review of Clone Wars Season 7 Episodes 9 – 12 THE SIEGE OF MANDALORE

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your pop culture guide to movies and TV shows about Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Disney, and Action. From Marvel to DC, from Star Wars to Star Trek, From James Bond to the Fast and the Furious, we will review the theatrical films and stream delights you care about most! This week we […]

Gruesome Magazine Podcast Gruesome Podcasts

Reviews of 0.0 MHz, Z, and BLOOD QUANTUM on Gruesome Magazine 114

This week, it’s a SHUDDER triple feature of chills, thrills, and spills. The first film this week, 0.0 MHz from director Sun-Dong Yoo, follows a group of “ghost hunters” who encounter more than they bargained for during an investigation. The second film, Z from director Brandon Christensen follows a family that is terrorized by an […]

Gruesome Magazine Podcast Gruesome Podcasts

Reviews of THE WRETCHED and PENANCE LANE on Gruesome Magazine 113

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films who’s main characters discover that following your own lead may have dire consequences. The first film this week, PENANCE LANE from director Peter Engert, follows a hardened criminal who gets in gruesomely way over his head. The second film, THE WRETCHED from directors Brett Pierce and […]