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 Mary – Along Came the Devil II on Gruesome Magazine 85

This week, the Grue-Crew prepare their supply of holy water for battle against the possessed. The first film this week, ALONG CAME THE DEVIL II from director Jason DeVan, continues the story of Reverend Michael (Bruce Davison). The second film, MARY from director Michael Goi, follows Gary Oldman and family as they venture to sea […]

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Review of JOKER on Horror News Radio 351

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… JOKER. 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 & International […]

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Review of In The Tall Grass on Horror News Radio 349

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… In The Tall Grass. 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 […]

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Reviews of Villains – Tigers Are Not Afraid on Gruesome Magazine 84

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the fringes of the genre where horror swims alongside other genres. The first film this week, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID from director Issa Lopez, features a group of orphaned kids facing the horrors of the world around them. The second film, VILLAINS from directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, follows […]

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News of In The Tall Grass, The Craft, Sid Haig, and more on Horror News Radio 348

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Every Corpse Tells a Story in THE MORTUARY COLLECTION… NETFLIX adapts Stephen King and Joe Hill’s IN THE TALL GRASS… …and the genre cries over the loss of the legendary SID HAIG… This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again […]

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Review of One Cut of the Dead on Horror News Radio 347

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… One Cut of the Dead. 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 […]

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News of Countdown, The Gallows Act 2, Little Monsters, and more on Horror News Radio 346

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Paul Feig wants to resurrect the Universal Monsters with his DARK ARMY… …The Hangman hopes to improve his haunting skills with THE GALLOWS ACT II… …and a Death App accurately predict your death to the very last second in COUNTDOWN! This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME […]

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Reviews of Haunt – Candy Corn on Gruesome Magazine 83

This week, the Grue-Crew celebrate the haunting season with a trip to a carnival and an extreme haunted house. The first film this week, CANDY CORN from director John Hasty, features a carny who resurrects a fellow “freak” to exact revenge. The second film, HAUNT from directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, follows a daring […]

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News of Doctor Sleep, Black Christmas, Killer Sofa, and more on Horror News Radio 345

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: Blumhouse and Imogen Poots celebrate the holidays with BLACK CHRISTMAS… … Sophia Lillis takes the lead in GRETEL AND HANSEL… … and Danny Torrance returns to the Overlook in Mike Flanagan’s DOCTOR SLEEP. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once […]

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Women In Horror Film Festival 2020 lands during Women In Horror Month

When no WIHFF was announced for October 2019, the Grue-Crew shed a collective tear. Where was one of our favorite film festivals? Well, GOOD NEWS, festival director Vanessa Ionta Wright has shared a wonderful WIHFF update. The Atlanta based festival has moved from October to February 2020 (Women in Horror Month!) and has relocated to […]

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Review of It: Chapter 2 on Horror News Radio 344

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… IT: CHAPTER 2. 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 Ready or Not on Horror News Radio 343

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… READY OR NOT. 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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News of Joker, Terminator: Dark Fate, Halloween Kills, and more on Horror News Radio 342

On This Episode of Horror News Radio: The Sony/Disney dispute leads to SPIDER-MAN exiting the MCU… Disney+ debuts the trailer for THE MANDALORIAN… And, DC gets the last laugh with the trailer for JOKER… This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest […]