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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[Trailer] THE FOREVER PURGE (2021) Keeps the ‘Murder’ Coming

THE FOREVER PURGE – In Theaters July 2 This summer, all the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end in The Forever Purge. Vaulting from the record-shattering success of 2018’s The First Purge, Blumhouse’s infamous terror franchise hurtles […]

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STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH (2021, Disney+) Episode 2 Reaction and Review

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to pop culture movies and TV! This week we review… STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH (2021, Disney+)Episode 2 – “Cut and Run” On HEROES & DROIDS, we discuss pop culture about Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Disney, and Action. From Marvel to DC, from Star Wars to Star Trek, From James […]

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THE DJINN (2021, IFC) Horror Movie Review – A Terrifying Tale of Terror

On episode 446 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THE DJINN (2021, IFC). Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions! Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the […]

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[Trailer] Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady

One of the few superhero films that leans into the horror genre in certain ways is Sony’s Venom franchise. Today we get the trailer for the much anticipated second entry VENOM LET THERE BE CARNAGE. Woody Harrelson is full on Cletus Kasady facing off against Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock. Enough chatter, let’s check out that […]

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THINGS HEARD AND SEEN (2021, Netflix) Review – Ghost Story, Domestic Drama, Flawed Finale

On episode 445 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THINGS HEARD AND SEEN (2021). Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions! Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are […]

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INITIATION (2021) Review – Innovative Slasher Nails the Third Act

Tonight, we review INITIATION (2021). 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 is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! INITIATION (2021) Whiton […]

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THE DEVIL’S CHILD (2021) Review – Ambitious Vampire Story Falls Short of Its Premise

Tonight, we review THE DEVIL’S CHILD (2021). 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 is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! THE […]

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STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH (2021, Disney+) Episode 1 Reaction and Review

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to pop culture movies and TV! This week we review… STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH (2021, Disney+)Episode 1 – “Aftermatch” On HEROES & DROIDS, we discuss pop culture about Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Disney, and Action. From Marvel to DC, from Star Wars to Star Trek, From James Bond to […]

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SEPARATION (2021) Review – Domestic Drama Meet Haunted House Ghost Story

On episode 444 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… SEPARATION (2021). Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions! Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, […]

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SAM & MATTIE MAKE A ZOMBIE MOVIE (2021) Review – Heartfelt, Inspiring, Must-See Documentary

On episode 443 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… SAM & MATTIE MAKE A ZOMBIE MOVIE (2021). Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions! Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten […]

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Same Mission, Broader Reach – WIHFF is now the RENEGADE FILM FESTIVAL

One of our favorite film festivals in the past few years is the WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL spotlighting horror films directed and created by women. Vanessa Ionta Wright and her team quickly crafted one of the most supportive, friendly, and encouraging festivals on the East Coast, located in and around Atlanta. Truly a festival […]

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[Review] THE RESORT (2021) Despite Top-Notch Cast and Location, a Bland Story Makes for a “Nay-cation”

Tonight, we review THE RESORT (2021, Vertical). 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 is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! THE […]

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[Review] STOWAWAY (2021, NETFLIX) The Horrors of Being Trapped in Space

Tonight, we review STOWAWAY (2021, NETFLIX). 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 is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! STOWAWAY (2021, […]