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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Interview with Laurence and Brian Avenet-Bradley from Echoes of Fear – Episode 58 – Gruesome Magazine

Join Doc and Vanessa as they sit down with Directors Laurence and Brian Avenet-Bradley from the haunted house horror hit ECHOES OF FEAR. The film screened at the recent NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL in Durham, North Carolina to a receptive audience. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson from Horror News Radio along with Jeff Mohr from Decades […]

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Interview with Greg Emetaz and Kelley Gates from Camp Wedding – Episode 57 – Gruesome Magazine

Join Doc and Vanessa as they sit down with Director Greg Emetaz and star Kelley Gates from the horror comedy gem, CAMP WEDDING. The film screened its World Premiere at the recent NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL in Durham, North Carolina to a receptive audience, taking home the 2019 Nevermore Audience Award for Best Feature (tieing with […]

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Shudder Looks to Kill this Spring with Lizzie, The Ranger, Boar, and More

If you’ve been listening to the GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast, you know that the Grue-Crew are no strangers to the thrills and chills found on the streaming service SHUDDER. They are the go-to place for horror movies online. With today’s press release, SHUDDER promises to keep horror fans happy with a sharp collection of genre content […]

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The House – The Curse of Lilith Ratchet – Episode 55 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew play a game of toss the shrunken head and wonder “what time it is, really” with this week’s selection of horror films. The first film this week is THE CURSE OF LILITH RATCHET from director Eddie Lengyel where a radio host mistakenly conjures the vengeance ghost of an angry witch. The […]

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Blood Craft Casts a Spell of Revenge in April

Director James Cullen and October Coast will cast a spell of revenge with the film BLOOD CRAFT this coming April. It will take more than death to satisfy the blood lust of a pair of witchcraft-practicing sisters in this supernatural thriller. Below is the synopsis, the press release, image gallery, and trailer. Enjoy! Official synopsis : […]

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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Awards on Horror News Radio 313

Netflix makes our day with the announcement of Mike Flanagan’s THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR. Christopher shares another round of WiHM recommendations. And, the Grue-Crew reveals the results of The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week […]

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The Golem – The Amityville Murders – Episode 54 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew follows a young woman who looks to an ancient, historical myth to save her village and a young man faces demons, both supernatural and of his own creation. The first film this week is THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS from director Daniel Farrands which spins a new look at the DeFeo murders. The […]