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 INTO THE DARK: GOOD BOY and WARNING: DO NOT PLAY

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! Join the Crew on the Gruesome […]

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[FILM FEST] FANTASIA Reveals Its First Wave of Programming

FANTASIA’S UPCOMING VIRTUAL EDITION ANNOUNCES FIRST WILD WAVE OF PROGRAMMING WITH NEIL MARSHALL’S THE RECKONING TO OPEN FESTIVAL Nobuhiko Obayashi’s LABYRINTH OF CINEMA, Brea Grant’s 12 HOUR SHIFT, Makoto Tezuka’s TEZUKA’S BARBARA, Anthony Scott Burns’ COME TRUE, and Chino Moya’s UNDERGODS are among the first titles announced for the festival’s 24th edition Tuesday June 9, […]

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Reviews of SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and CONFESSIONAL

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! Join the Crew on the Gruesome […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY “This world is haunting us” – August 2020 on HBO

HBO premieres LOVECRAFT COUNTRY this August from showrunner Misha Green and executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. The 10 episode series is based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. HBO promotes the series with a new trailer teasing the monstrous things to expect, both supernatural and human in nature. Check it out […]

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Reviews of BECKY and DREAMLAND on Gruesome Magazine 118

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the supernatural with a pair of films where finding your true self can be truly scary. The first film this week, DREAMLAND from director Bruce McDonald, features Stephen McHattie in a pair of roles facing off Juliette Lewis, Henry Rollins, and a vampire. The second film, BECKY from directors Jonathan […]

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Whannell and Blumhouse to package UPGRADE as a TV Series

In June 2018, the Grue-Crew enjoyed the hell out of Blumhouse and Leigh Whannell’s UPGRADE theatrical film. Directed by Whannell and starring Logan Marchsall-Green, the sci-fi/horror genre mash-up took home over $16 million in gross on a $5 million budget. A hit subscribing to the Blumhouse formula for success. Word comes this past week from […]

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Reviews of THE VAST OF NIGHT and COME TO DADDY

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher! Join the Crew on the Gruesome […]