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] Slender Man – Episode 283 – Horror News Radio

While The Meg gobbled up an ocean of horror related theatrical news this past week, SLENDER MAN was also released to theaters. With little fanfare and not much positive hype, the film manages to land at number 4 with an $11M haul. The regular Grue-Crew wisely choose not to partake in this particular cinematic disaster. […]

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RLJE FILMS Promises to Liven Up the Holidays with All The Creatures Were Stirring

The Grue-Crew love a good gory gruesome holiday romp and RLJE Films wants to make our X-mas crimson. They have acquired the film ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING from directors David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry. The film features Constance Wu, Amanda Fuller, Jocelin Donahue, and Graham Skipper. Look for more news, release dates, and […]

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[Trailer] Danielle Burgess, Tiffany Shepis, Alexandra Feld in KILLER KATE! coming Oct 26

Ah! We love a good, tense, gory independent film and KILLER KATE! looks to be made just for the Grue-Crew. Freestyle Media is releasing the film by director Elliot Feld in theaters on October 26, 2018. “I’m a bellhop,” the trailer is gruesome, funny, and hip…and looks to be tons of fun. Check out the […]

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Volumes of Blood Returns to Blu-ray with a New Edition from Scream Team Releasing

VOLUMES OF BLOOD: Special KILLectors Edition Blu ray. The Volumes of Blood series of anthology films are Grue-Crew Gold. We love a good portmanteau and Blood Moon Pictures delivers again and again with Volumes of Blood. So, it makes our ears wiggle with excitement to announce that the first of the series is receiving a new […]

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[Convention] The Grue-Crew Invade Scares that Care Weekend 2018

On August 3 – 5, 2018, the Grue-crew took up residence at the Gruesome Magazine booth at the Scares that Care Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson was in attendance promoting the podcasts and the website while meeting fans, friends, and fellow vendors. It was […]

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[Podcast] The Meg – Episode 282 – Horror News Radio

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost tease us with Slaughterhouse Rulez. American Horror Story: Apocalypse continues to ramp up its cast. Universal Halloween Horror Nights add Poltergeist to its mazes. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the giant shark summer schlockfest The Meg. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News […]

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[Podcast] Summer of 84 – What Still Remains – Face of Evil – Episode 32 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew follow an army veteran into an apocalyptic nightmare, struggle along with a sole survivor in the harrowing wilderness, and ride along with a group of teenage super-sleuths looking to reveal a killer in their neighborhood. First up is the rogue zombie-ish film Face of Evil from director Vito Dinatolo, featuring Scott Baxter as an […]

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[Film Festivals] 13 Is A Lucky Number – Nightmares Film Festival Announces the First Round of Films for 2018

The Grue-Crew love attending horror film festivals and HNR co-host Christopher G. Moore swears by NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held annually in Columbus, Ohio. This year, the event runs from October 18 – 21, 2018. For those in the Columbus area – hey, Dave Dreher, we’re looking at you – this is the film festival of […]

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[Film Festivals] GenreBlast III Announces Its Full Schedule for August 30 – September 2, 2018

The Grue-Crew are huge fans of the spectacular film festival GENREBLAST held in Winchester, Virginia each fall. GenreBlast III reigns from Thursday, August 30, 2018, through Sunday, September 2, 2018, featuring four full days of fantastic genre offerings, features and shorts alike. Some fantastic films are included in the lineup and the festival celebrates dozens […]

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[Podcast] Castle Rock S01E03 and S01E04 – Episode 280 – Horror News Radio

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the second two hours of the show, “Local Color” and “The Box,” continuing “an epic saga of darkness and light” in the small […]

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[Podcast] The Devil and Father Amorth – Episode 281 – Horror News Radio

Doctor Sleep casts its Wendy Torrence and Dick Holloran. Did Venom finally get a trailer to get excited about? Arrow and Kino Lorbor release some killer Blu-rays including Schlock, City of the Living Dead, and Trilogy of Terror. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the William Friedkin directed documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, […]

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[Podcast] Extinction – 3: An Eye for an Eye – Forest of the Lost Souls – Episode 31 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew explore the demented mind of a suicidal serial killer, peel back the mysteries behind a kidnapper and his victim, and follow Michael Peña as an alien invasion mucks with his mind. First up is the ghostly feature Forest of the Lost Souls from director José Pedro Lopes, featuring a twist on the legend of […]

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Vanessa Invades the Raleigh Supercon

The Raleigh Supercon returned to Raleigh, North Carolina the weekend of July 27 – 29, 2018, and our very own magical co-host Vanessa Thompson was in attendance. Not only did she participated in many of the killer panels over the weekend, she was also dressed up each day in spectacular cosplay fashion. Check out some […]

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[Podcast] Occupation – Office Uprising – Dead House – Episode 30 – 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 Dead House from director Andrea Mugnaini, featuring Andrea Fachinetti in the lead role. The second film, Office Uprising from director David M. Rosenthal, the unlikely pairing of Theo James and Forest Whitaker must […]

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[Podcast] Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle – Episode 279 – Horror News Radio

Joe Bob Briggs returns to Shudder this fall, rejoice. From a Buick gets a director, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich gets a trailer, and Audrey II gets a Pop! Vinyl toy. Woot! And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss Anime sequel Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa […]