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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Reviews of THE PLATFORM and THE ROOM on Gruesome Magazine 108

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films in which searching for reality in the horrors that surround yield tragic results. The first film this week, THE ROOM from director Marcel Walz, follows a pair of podcast hosts searching for The Wooden Devil. The second film, THE PLATFORM from director Malgorzata Szumowska, follows a […]

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[Survey] Heroes and Droids: Top 10 Space Craft in TV and Film

Grue-believers, head’s up! With all the cancellations and delays, Gruesome Magazine will be exploring new and different content to discuss during our various podcasts, specifically Horror News Radio and Heroes and Droids. For those not yet familiar with Heroes and Droids, this podcast is about pop culture films adjacent to our beloved horror genre for […]

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Reviews of TRANSFERENCE and CAN’T KILL THIS on Gruesome Magazine 107

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where the search for being with supernatural powers becomes a deadly obsession. The first film this week, CAN’T KILL THIS from director Federico Scargiali, follows a pair of inquisitive hippies searching for a dear old friend who may be…immortal. The second film, TRANSFERENCE from director Matthew […]

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HNR Review of THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THE INVISIBLE MAN (Blumhouse – Universal, 2020). 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. […]

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Reviews of THE DARE and INTO THE DARK: CRAWLERS on Gruesome Magazine 106

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where three friends battle aliens while another three (or four) must solve a puzzle…or die. The first film this week, INTO THE DARK: CRAWLERS from director Brandon Zuck, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a gory, bonkers alien invasion monster fest. The second film, THE DARE from […]

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Reviews of DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL and GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR on Gruesome Magazine 105

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where the past catches up with the leads to terrify and haunt them. The first film this week, DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL from director Albert Shin, follows a young woman returning home only to discover “the truth can be deceiving.” The second film, GIRL ON THE […]

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WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL magnificently illustrates the power of Women in Horror Month

In a month celebrating Women in Horror, February ended on an incredibly rewarding high note with the WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, presenting three days of horror features and shorts from an amazing selection of talented women filmmakers. Run by Vanessa Ionta Wright, the festival launched in late 2016 (founded by Vanessa and Samantha Kolesnik) […]

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HNR Review of WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX)

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX, 2020). 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. […]