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 “Sweetheart” and “Midnight Kiss” on Gruesome Magazine 97

This week, the Grue-Crew takes an unintentional last look at two Blumhouse offerings for 2019. The first film this week, INTO THE DARK: MIDNIGHT KISS from director Carter Smith, examines the modern slasher film set against the celebration of New Year’s Eve. The second film, SWEETHEART from director J.D. Dillard, provides a fresh look at […]

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HNR’s Least Favorite Horror Films of 2019

It’s that time of year once again. The Grue-Crew remembers their Least Favorite Horror Films of 2019. LEAST FAVORITE HORROR FILMS OF 2019: Vanessa Thompson 5 Child’s Play / Pet Sematary4 Scary Stories 3 Haunt2 Blood Craft1 Black Christmas 2019 Dave Dreher 5 Midsommer4 GWEN3 The Nightingale2 Pet Sematary / Child’s Play1 Animal Among Us […]

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Reviews of “Get Gone” and “Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini” on Gruesome Magazine 96

This week, the Grue-Crew queue up a pair of special treats with a loving look at a living legend and a preview of an upcoming film to be released in 2020. The first film this week, GET GONE from director Michael Thomas Daniel, features Lin Shaye taking “squatter’s rights” to a horrific end. The second […]

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[Review] Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Join John (Doc Rotten) Slattery, Chris Slattery, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore as they review STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. The latest in the Star Wars films not only wraps up the sequel trilogy featuring Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren, it also draws to a close the Skywalker saga begun […]

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[Review] The Mandalorian (Disney+): Chapter Seven – The Reckoning

This week the crew review the seventh episode of THE MANDALORIAN, the first live-action Star Wars TV series – titled “The Reckoning.” The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) along with his rescued “bounty” (yup, Yoda Baby) rejoins some of our favorite characters of the season as they return to confront The Client… and Moff Gideon. Join award-winning […]

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HNR Review of Black Christmas (2019)

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019). 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. Moore. Podcasting Rock Star […]

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Review of Castle Rock Season 2 episodes 6 – 10 on Gruesome Magazine 95

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the final five episodes of CASTLE ROCK season 2 available now on HULU. Straight out of the gate, Lizzy Caplan kills it as a young 30-something version of Annie (Misery) Wilkes as she and her daughter Joy (Elsie Fisher) end up in Castle Rock, Maine, as well as nearby Jerusalem’s […]

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[Review] The Mandalorian (Disney+): Chapter Six – The Prisoner

This week the crew review the sixth episode of THE MANDALORIAN, the first live-action Star Wars TV series – titled “The Prisoner.” The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) along with his rescued “bounty” (yup, Yoda Baby) travels to a prison ship to break free a fellow jailed bounty hunter. Join award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore and John […]

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HNR Review of Doctor Sleep

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… DOCTOR SLEEP. 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. Moore. Podcasting Rock Star & […]

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Reviews of “Daniel Isn’t Real” and “I See You” on Gruesome Magazine 94

This week, the Grue-Crew delves into the twisted minds of each film’s protagonist, each unsettling in their own way. The first film this week, DANIEL ISN’T REAL from director Adam Egypt Mortimer, follows a troubled you man who has to deal with an even more troubling imaginary friend. The second film, I SEE YOU from […]

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[Review] The Mandalorian (Disney+): Chapter Five – The Gunslinger

This week the crew review the fifth episode of THE MANDALORIAN, the first live-action Star Wars TV series – titled “The Gunslinger.” The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) along with his rescued “bounty” (yup, Yoda Baby) travels to Tatooine to repair his ship. Needing some money for the repairs, he agrees to help a rookie Bounty Hunter […]

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Reviews of Nekrotronic and A Nasty Piece of Work on Gruesome Magazine 93

This week, the Grue-Crew champion the little man working hard to climb the ladder of life, each finding the grass is far more crimson on the other side. The first film this week, NEKROTRONIC from director Kiah Roache-Turner, follows a young sewage worker who discovers he has always been destined for greatness – with a […]