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] Our House – How It Ends – Ouija Seance: The Final Game – Episode 29 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face the final seance, survive the apocalypse and conjure the spirits of the dead. First up is the ghostly feature Ouija Seance: The Final Game from director Andrea Mugnaini, featuring Andrea Fachinetti in the lead role. The second film, How It Ends from director David M. Rosenthal, the unlikely pairing of Theo James and […]

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[Podcast] Unfriended: Dark Web – Episode 276 – Horror News Radio

Shudder announces the return of Creepshow led by Greg Nicotero. Hell Fest, Overlord, Patient Zero, and Assassination Nation get new trailers. And, Christopher and Doc discuss Blumhouse sequel Unfriended: Dark Web. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror […]

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Trailer Debut for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Warner Brothers Pictures and Legendary have brought a monster of a trailer debut to San Diego Comic Con this year. That’s right, the first footage from GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is here. And, it is glorious. The trailer sets up the release of the “Titans” to save the world – and humanity – from […]

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[Podcast] Demonwarp (1988) – Episode 136 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“There’s a thing… out here. It took my little girl. I wasn’t prepared to stop it then but I’m gonna stop it now.” George Kennedy as Bill Crafton warns David Michael O’Neill, Pamela Gilbert, and Billy Jacoby about a demon Bigfoot creature roaming the woods. Little do they know that director Emmett Alston has far more in store […]

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Mandy, Nicolas Cage, and a Whole Lot of New Images to Grab Your Attention

One of the buzz-worthy films the Grue-Crew is excited to catch this season is MANDY from director Panos Cosmatos featuring Nicolas Cage in what many are calling a stellar performance. The trailer looks incredible, the poster is sweet, and now RLJEntertainment has dropped a new gallery of images to feast our genre hungry eyes upon. […]

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[Podcast] The Devil’s Doorway – Calibre – A.I. Tales – Episode 28 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew check out some artificial intelligence, head into the forest to search for a missing person, and follow Father Riley to an Irish home for ‘fallen women’. Yup, we’re doomed. First up is the anthology feature A.I. Tales from directors Nelson Lee, Kristen Hilkert, Amir Reichart, and Vitaly Verlov. The second film, Calibre from director Matt Palmer, […]

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[Podcast] Skyscraper – Misfits and Monsters – Episode 275 – Horror News Radio

What’s this about ROBOCOP RETURNS and Neill Blomkamp? It’s the first look at GLASS and GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS.  The Grue-Crew review SKYSCRAPER featuring Dwayne The Rock Johnson and MISFITS & MONSTERS from the twisted mind of Bobcat Goldthwait. And, Doc & Chris discuss Ant-Man & the Wasp. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher […]

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[Podcast] Minutes to Midnight – The Lighthouse – Inferno: Skyscraper Escape – Episode 27 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew escape a fiery inferno, shack up in a lighthouse and smack down a trio of serial killers. First up is the disaster feature Inferno: Skyscraper Escape from director Eric Summer featuring Claire Forlani and Jamie Bamber as a couple who must save their children from a burning skyscraper. The second film, The Lighthouse from […]

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[Podcast] The First Purge – Ant-Man And The Wasp – Episode 274 – Horror News Radio

What is up with all the Child’s Play news? Scream Factory announces Creepshow, Halloween II & III, and Trick ‘r Treat Blu-rays. The Book of Monsters trailer kicks practical-effects ass. The Grue-Crew review The First Purge. And, Doc & Chris discuss Ant-Man & the Wasp. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa […]

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[Podcast] Big Legend – Jurassic Dead – Mad Genius – Episode 26 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face Bigfoot in the forest of Mount St. Helens, run from a Z-Rex, and outsmart a mind hacker looking to fix the human race. First up is the sci-fi feature Mad Genius from director Royce Gorsuch featuring a man and his best friend – himself – looking to hack the future of […]

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[Podcast] Top 8 Up And Coming Genre Directors – Episode 273 – Horror News Radio

 We get a glimpse as “Crazy Evil” with the Nicolas Cage film Mandy. Vanessa squeals with glee as Shudder announces Joe Bob Briggs is returning to TV with The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs on Friday, July 13. The world bids a fond farewell to a prolific, influential, and often controversial genre writer Harlan Ellison. And, the Grue-Crew discuss […]

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IFC Midnight Unleashes the Wrong Spirits with the OUR HOUSE trailer

At Gruesome Magazine, we love our IFC Midnight films. They know how to pick them. So, it comes to no surprise we are looking forward to their upcoming genre release of OUR HOUSE. The film is from director Anthony Scott Burns and features Thomas Mann, Percy Hynes White, Nicola Peltz & Kate Moyer in the cast. Below we […]

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Nicolas Cage faces “Crazy Evil” in the MANDY trailer

Nicolas Cage is set to rock our cinematic worlds September 14, 2018, with his latest genre opus MANDY. RLJE Films launched the trailer today for this insane little film. The early buzz and reviews suggest this is Nicolas Cage returning to form with an “unnerving” and “unforgettable” performance – c’mon, seriously, you had us at […]

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[Podcast] King Cohen – Vidar the Vampire – Hover – Episode 25 – Gruesome Magazine

 This week, the Grue-Crew follow director Steve Mitchell into the filmography and live of Larry Cohen, head to Norway to interview a vampire named Vidar, and expose an ecological conspiracy in a near future gone mad. First up is the sci-fi feature Hover from director Matt Osterman featuring fascinating script from the film’s lead, Cleopatra Coleman. The […]

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[Podcast] The Nun Trailer – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review – Episode 272 – Horror News Radio

Pray for Forgiveness as The Nun teaser trailer finally drops. Ewan McGregor joins the cast of Doctor Sleep. And, TruTV shares the first look at Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters. Much more tidbits of terrors and the Grue-Crew journey to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as […]