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 of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on Horror News Radio 338

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. 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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Parasite, Halloween Horror Nights, Searching 2, and more on Horror News Radio 337

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Amblin is developing an interactive haunted house movie… Universal Studios adds Rob Zombie and Zombieland to Halloween Horror Nights… PARASITE may be Bong Joon-Ho’s best film yet.. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest […]

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The Haunt, Venom 2, Tom Savini, and more on Horror News Radio 336

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: HAUNT gets an extreme Trailer… Universal pulls THE HUNT from release… And… Tom Savini pens a new BIO book called… SAVINI 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, […]

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Fantasm Orlando’s Inaugural Thrills and Chills October 11-13, 2019

This October, FANTASM ORLANDO brings their inaugural haunt and horror convention to central Florida for a weekend of thrills and chills. Leading the pack of guests is Phantasm director/creator Don Coscarelli. Fans of American Horror Story will want to meet Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and Jyoti Amge! And no horror convention is complete without Michael Berryman. […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Unveils “Early 13” Films

First Wave of Programming Includes Premieres, Genre Icons, New Voices Columbus, OH – Nightmares Film Festival has released its “Early 13,” a baker’s dozen of early selections that serve as a preview of the tone and style of its October 24 to 27 event. Among the early selections are films from Elija Wood (Mandy), Severin […]

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Reviews of Velocipastor – D-Railed on Gruesome Magazine 79

This week, the Grue-Crew come face-to-face with some very strange reptilian creature features. The first film this week is VELOCIPASTOR from director Brendan Steere features a troubled pastor who falls prey to a bizarre ‘were-velociraptor’ curse. The second film is D-RAILED from director Dale Fabrigar follows a group of train passengers on a rocky trip […]

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Reviews of Assassinaut – The Night Sitter on Gruesome Magazine 78

This week, the Grue-Crew take the back seat as teen protagonists take the reigns. The first film this week is THE NIGHT SITTER from directors Abiel Bruhn and John Rocco features a baby sitter with a little thievery on her mind unprepared for the witchery ahead. The second film is ASSASSINAUT from director Drew Bolduc […]

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Zombieland: Double Tap, The Fanatic, Satanic Panic, and more on Horror News Radio 335

This week on Horror News Radio: Ruben Fleischer reunites the crew for ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, James Wan lines up a new Horror Film as his next directorial effort, and Universal Studios announces Orlando’s EPIC UNIVERSE… This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, […]

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“Satanic Panic” Set To Scare the Hell Out of You

Fangoria will be releasing SATANIC PANIC to theaters and VOD on September 6, 2019. The horror-comedy looks to send up cult horror films with a fun cast that includes character actors Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell. Hayley Griffith stars. Chelsea Stardust directs from a script by Ted Geoghegan and Grady Hendrix. Check out the trailer […]

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Ready or Not, Raliegh, Get Your Advanced Screening Tickets

Gruesome Magazine Invites Raleigh Grue-Believers To See an Advanced Screening of READY OR NOT Grue-believers already know that the Grue-Crew are fans of the team behind Radio Silence (VHS, Southbound). Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett take the director’s chair for one of this Summer’s most anticipated splatter fests, READY OR NOT. The Fox Searchlight Film […]

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Review of Stranger Things Season 3 on Horror News Radio 334

This week on Horror News Radio: IT: CHAPTER 2 sends us back to Derry… SHUDDER frightens us with a trailer for CREEPSHOW… … and the Grue-Crew review… STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3. 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 […]

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Kill Giggles Wraps, Cast Includes Vernon Wells, Felissa Rose, Judith O’Dea, and Ellie Church

Shooting Wraps on “Kill Giggles” Greensboro, NC filmmakers, supported by stars and creatives from all over the world, came together for 20 days to shoot a new clown film in the Greensboro area. KILL GIGGLES stars talented North Carolina local Michael Ray Williams (Watch If You Dare (2018)) as unhinged killer Tommy dos Santos alongside […]

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Reviews of Deadtectives – Iron Sky: The Coming Race Gruesome Magazine 77

This week, the Grue-Crew take a horror-comedy break with a pair of satirical explorations of the genre. The first film this week is DEADTECTIVES from director Tony West sends up the highly popular paranormal investigation shows as a rag-tag group ends up in an actual haunted house. The second film is IRON SKY: THE COMING […]