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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Shout Factory Delivers the Goods with The Manitou, Legend of 7 Golden Vampires, and more

Retro horror fans celebrate! Certainly a move that would have been Black Saint approved, Shout Factory is releasing THE MANITOU April 16, 2019. Rejoice! This is a Blu-ray release we’ve discussed and cried-out for on the Decades of Horror 1970’s podcast. We’ve always championed this campy, underappreciated cult classic. And now it will be in […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Most Gruesome, Ghastly, Vile, Startling, WTF Moments of the Year

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Best Film – Best Director – Best Actors

Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention. In addition to the always present […]

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Anna and the Apocalypse and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Horror News Radio Episode 305

Christopher and Doc weigh in on the final horror movie reviews of 2018 with a look at ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE and BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH. We also share the TOP 10 HORROR FILMS from our fellow Grue-Crew Members Joseph Perry and Jeff Mohr in preparation for the full “best of 2018” episode next week. Join […]

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The Top 25 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019

All things being equal, 2018 was an amazing year for horror films despite what Vogue thinks (see article). The year was full of fun slashers (Halloween, Terrifier, Leprechaun Returns), independent horror (Hereditary, Mandy), and few mid-budget winners (Halloween, A Quiet Place). Looking at the films we know are arriving in 2019 as 2018 comes to […]

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[Podcast] All The Creatures Were Stirring – The Harrowing – Episode 48 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, things are not always what they seem. The grue-crew dive into a Yuletide anthology film and head to the psych ward for some demonic mumbo-jumbo. The first film this week is ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING from directors David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry, featuring a variety of horrific tales for the holiday season. […]

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[Podcast] Christmas Evil (1980) – Episode 143 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, ‘Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.’” a demented Santa Claus merrily cheers as he drives his sleigh covered van into the X-Mas night sky for the forgotten Yuletide classic, CHRISTMAS EVIL. Christopher G. Moore is joined by co-host, Doc Rotten, and special guest-host, […]

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[Podcast] You Might Be The Killer – Worst Horror Films of 2018 – Episode 303 – Horror News Radio

It’s that time of year again where the Grue-Crew take a look back at the horror films from the past twelve months. And for the Year in Review segment this week, we take a look at the WORST HORROR FILMS OF 2018. The Grue-Crew also review YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (2018) from director Brett Simmons […]

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Holiday Cheer with the First Trailer for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy (2019)

Lionsgate dropped the first trailer for the Neil Marshall 2019 reboot of Mike Mignola’s HELLBOY. David (Stranger Things) Harbour takes over the titular role from genre fave Ron Pearlman who starred in the original Hellboy (2004) film and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), both of those films directed by Guillermo del Toro. Fans […]

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[Podcast] Between Worlds – Christmas Blood – Episode 47 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about bumbling stoner bros – it’s a stretch. The grue-crew head to Norway for a Yuletide gruesome treat and visit with Nicolas Cage one more time for 2018. The first film this week is CHRISTMAS BLOOD from director Reinert Kiil, featuring a supernaturally charged unstoppable killer Santa. The second film is BETWEEN […]

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[Podcast] Leprechaun Returns – Episode 302 – Horror News Radio

It’s crazy trailer week with the second trailer for GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS impressing with its stunning visuals and Kaiju aplenty. The rumored James Gunn produced horror film lands with a title and a kick-ass trailer – check out BRIGHTBURN. Another hot film gets a teaser and a title with AVENGERS: END GAME. the end […]