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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[Review] TORN HEARTS (2022, Epix/Blumhouse) Katey Sagal & Brea Grant Craft a Gruesome Hit

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 318, the Grue-Crew review TORN HEARTS (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about this […]

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[Review] THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON (2022, SHUDDER) – Shaky Cam 101

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 317, the Grue-Crew review THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts […]

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[Review] FIRESTARTER (2022, Universal) Botched King Remake Lacks Heart and Character

On episode 495 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… FIRESTARTER (2022). 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. For this episode, the HNR Grue-Crew are teaming up with […]

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STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS (2022, Paramount+) Reaction and Review Episodes 1 & 2

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to pop culture movies and TV! This week we review… STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS (2022, Paramount+) Episodes 1 and 2 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 […]

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[Review] HOMEBOUND (2022) A Spooky Mystery in Search of a Satisfying Conclusion

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 316, the Grue-Crew review HOMEBOUND (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about this week’s […]

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[Review] THE SADNESS (2022, SHUDDER) Graphic, Gory, and Gruesome: Yup, A Top 10!

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 315, the Grue-Crew review THE SADNESS (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about this […]

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[Review] MONSTROUS (2022) Wonderous Set Design, Ambitious Direction, and Marvelous Ricci for the Win

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 314, the Grue-Crew review MONSTROUS (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about this week’s […]

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[Review] DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022) The MCU Embraces Horror, Sam Raimi Style

On episode 494 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022). 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. For this episode, the […]

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MOON KNIGHT (2022, Disney+) Reaction and Review | Eps 5 & 6 – Marvel Sticks the Superhero Landing

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to pop culture movies and TV! This week we review… MOON KNIGHT (2022, Disney+) Episodes 5 & 6 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 the Fast […]

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[Review] THE TWIN (2022, SHUDDER) Forced Plots Twists Derail The Story’s Spooky Promise

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 313, the Grue-Crew review THE TWIN (2022, SHUDDER). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about […]

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Top 10 Horror Films of the 1970′s, Part 2 – Episode 161 – Decades of Horror 1970s

Grue-Believers, the Grue-Crew is proud to present an early episode of Doc Rotten’s MONSTER MOVIE PODCAST recorded nearly 10 years ago around the same time HORROR NEWS RADIO (and subsequently Gruesome Magazine) was being born. HNR co-host and extraordinary human being, SANTOS ELLIN, JR. (The Black Saint), took on a guest spot to discuss his […]

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[Review] EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022, A24) Wonderful, Wacky, and Heartfelt

On episode 493 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022, A24). 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 […]

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[Review] CHOOSE OR DIE (2022, NETFLIX) Modern Scary Video Game Terror with an 80s Style

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 312, the Grue-Crew review CHOOSE OR DIE (2022, NETFLIX). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts […]

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MOON KNIGHT (2022, Disney+) Reaction and Review – Eps 3 & 4 – The MCU Goes Supernatural in a Big Way

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to pop culture movies and TV! This week we review… MOON KNIGHT (2022, Disney+) Episodes 3 & 4 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 the Fast […]

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[Review] VIRUS 32 (2022, Shudder) Zombies, Argentina-Style, Mess Up Your Day in Style

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 311, the Grue-Crew review VIRUS 32 (2022, SHUDDER). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about […]