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] Slay Belles – The Cabin – Episode 46 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about cabins…and more cabins…maybe. The grue-crew travel to meet up with a groovy Santo to battle Krampus while they also head to a remote cabin on a lake where death follows. The first film this week is SLAY BELLES from director Spooky Dan Walker. The second film is THE CABIN from director Johan Bodell […]

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[Podcast] The Possession of Hannah Grace – Episode 301 – Horror News Radio

Christopher returns from the Big Apple to discuss the 2018 New York City Horror Film Festival. The trailer for HAPPY DEATHDAY 2U (2019) and the director of the CANDYMAN (2020) remake top the Horror News of the Week. The Grue-Crew review THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (2018) from director Diederik Van Rooijen, featuring Shay Mitchell as […]

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[Podcast] Cam – The House of Violent Desire – Episode 45 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about sexual horror…maybe. The grue-crew travel to a remote castle for a spooky, sexy mystery and navigate to check out a horrific cam feed. The first is THE HOUSE OF VIOLENT DESIRE from director Charlie Steeds mixes Old Dark House with some modern sexual tension and horror. The second film is CAM from […]

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[Podcast] Robert Kurtzman Interview – The Night Eats the World – Episode 300 – Horror News Radio

For our 300th episode, we are honored to interview Robert Kurtzman, the legendary effects artist who also oversaw the effects for THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. The Grue-Crew also review THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (2018) from director Dominique Rocher, due to a troll-worthy recommendation from the one-and-only Stephen King. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, […]

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[Podcast] Parasite (1982) – Episode 141 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Once it gets inside you, it will do anything to get out!” the tagline for Parasite 3-D .promised buckets of 3-D gruesome gore. The film partially delivers with Stan Winston creature effects that hold up and the presence of a young Demi Moore. And, then there is the 3-D, effective and restrained, not as over-the-top as later […]

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[Podcast] Luciferina – Bloody Ballet – Episode 44 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about eyeball horror…maybe. The grue-crew head to ballet school to get their Giallo groove on and travel to Argentina to have a devil of a good time. The first is BLOODY BALLET from director Brett Mullin follows a young woman who tries to warn her friends that a horror from her past has returned […]

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[Podcast] Overlord (2018) – Episode 298 – Horror News Radio

Finally, the gang wraps up their thoughts about CASTLE ROCK. Pop culture geekdom says goodbye to a legendary icon, Stan Lee. And, horror fans may get to see a lost George A. Romero film from 1973, THE AMUSEMENT PARK. The Grue-Crew review OVERLORD (2018) from director Julius Avery. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and […]

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[Podcast] The Clovehitch Killer – The Heretics – Episode 43 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew fall prey to a cult of demon worshipers and avoid the trappings of a serial killer with dastardly intentions. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is THE HERETICS from director Chad Archibald follows a young woman who is running from her past only to be abducted once again to face […]

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Can’t Get Enough of OVERLORD? Check Out SHOCK WAVES on Decades of Horror 1970s

As OVERLORD descends upon theaters across the U.S. this weekend (11/9/2018), the Gruesome Magazine Grue-Crew invite you to revisit an early episode of DECADES OF HORROR 1970s featuring the 1977 classic SHOCK WAVES. The podcast originally released in April of 2015 and features hosts Doc Rotten and The Black Saint along with guest hosts Bill Mulligan […]

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[Podcast] Suspiria (2018) – Episode 297 – Horror News Radio

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD, and LEPRECHAUN RETURNS top the horror news of the week. The Grue-Crew review SUSPIRIA (2018) from director Luca Guadagnino which promises to be a divisive and challenging horror film, possibly one that will be discussed for years and years. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa […]

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[Film Festival] The 16th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival slays the 2018 Holiday Season

Ever since Horror News Radio launched in April of 2013, the Grue-Crew have been huge fans of the New York City Horror Film Festival. Not only because of our very own Santos Ellin, Jr. (The Black Saint) was on the screening panel but due to their extraordinary professionalism and friendly interactions with fans, filmmakers, and […]

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[Podcast] The Witch in the Window – Bonehill Road – Episode 42 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew are terrorized by a werewolf, a serial killer, and a witch…in the window. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is BONEHILL ROAD from director Todd Sheets tells the story of a mother and daughter’s night of terror escaping one hell only to land in another. The second film is THE […]