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 Color Out of Space and The Wave on Gruesome Magazine 100

This week, the Grue-Crew celebrate their 100th episode with two very trippy, psychedelic genre-blended horror films. The first film this week, THE WAVE from director Gille Klabin, follows insurance lawyer Justin Long as a poor decision with hallucinogenics turns horrifyingly surreal. The second film, COLOR OUT OF SPACE from director Richard Stanley, follows Nicolas Cage […]

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[Trailer] “Guns Akimbo” looks to blow fans away!

“I’m Miles. And this is the story of the worst day of my life” – Guns Akimbo. Genre darlings Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving team up for a trippy, violent, highly-entertaining romp called GUNS AKIMBO! The film lands in theaters, VOD, and On-Demand on February 28, 2020. And it looks freaking fantastic! Nuff said! Check […]

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HNR Review of Underwater

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… UNDERWATER (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. Podcasting Rock Star & […]

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Review of Netflix’s “Dracula” on Gruesome Magazine 99

This week, the Grue-Crew head back to Transylvania to revisit Vlad, the Impaler as he leaves his homeland for England and the new world. The three-part mini-series, DRACULA from show creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, is currently playing on Netflix and both celebrates the traditional Hammer-Film-Heavily-Influenced roots and pushes the boundaries for a bold, […]

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Elm Street Invades the Women in Horror Film Festival with Celebrity Guests Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss

The Women in Horror Film Festival announces its celebrity guest for its February 2020 festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Festival director, Vanessa Wright, welcomes two A Nightmare on Elm Street fan favorites: Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss. In addition, Heather Langenkamp will be screening her horror short Washed Away. The Grue-Crew are excited to be checking […]

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HNR Review of The Grudge (2020)

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THE GRUDGE (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. Podcasting Rock Star […]

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Reviews of “Doom: Annihilation” and “The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan” on Gruesome Magazine 98

This week, the Grue-Crew looks a two feature shot in first-person or inspired by a first-person narrative. The first film this week, DOOM: ANNIHILATION from director Tony Giglio, revising the game franchise in a new and potentially refreshing way. The second film, THE LOST FOOTAGE OF LEAH SULLIVAN from director Burt Grinstead, is the latest […]

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[Trailer] “The Nightshifter” is available January 7 from RLJE Films

SHUDDER AND RLJE FILMS PRESENT THE NIGHTSHIFTER Available on DVD on January 7, 2020 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2019) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to THE NIGHTSHIFTER from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. THE NIGHTSHIFTER will be released on January […]