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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[Podcast] Bloodmania – Gray Matter – Tonight She Comes – Episode 24 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew dive into the gory mind of Herschell Gordon Lewis, visit the space-faring adventures of the Grays, and fear the crimson curse of the cabin in the woods. First up is the sci-fi feature Gray Matter from director Greg A. Sager featuring globe-trotting aliens and mind-bending shrimp. The second film, Tonight She Comes from director Matt Stuertz, gives […]

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[Podcast] Halloween Trailer – Hereditary Review – Episode 270 – Horror News Radio

The Halloween remake is one trailer closer to searing our brains. It looks like Sam Raimi and Ryan Reynolds are joining forces to fight Nazis in the Bermuda Triangle. And, the Grue-Crew share their thoughts on Ari Astor’s debut horror feature Hereditary. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss […]

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[Podcast] Horror-Themed Music Videos of the 1980s – Episode 135 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood. To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood.” Vincent Price helps make Michael Jackson’s Thriller one of the best horror-themed music videos of the 1980s along with director John Landis and special make-up effects designed and created by Rick Baker. […]

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[Podcast] Upgrade – Episode 269 – Horror News Radio

The Suspiria remake is coming as is the trailer for Halloween 2018 in this episode’s horror news of the week while Christopher and Doc discuss Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade. Oh, and check out three new killer contests on the Gruesome Magazine website. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror […]

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[Podcast] The Night of the Virgin – Sequence Break – Astro – Episode 23 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew … First up is the sci-fi feature Astro from director Asif Akbar featuring aliens and kick-boxing. Of course, it does. The second film, Sequence Break from director Graham Skipper, takes the Grue-Crew on a mind-bending trip in a video arcade repair shop. Where else would you go? Rounding out the show is the mind-breaking Spanish […]

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[Contest] Strangers Prey at Night Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, MARTIN HENDERSON, AND BAILEE MADISON FEEL THE TERROR IN THE ‘80S INSPIRED SLASHER THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT – UNRATED AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MAY 22, 2018 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 12, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT “A SCARY BLAST OF TENSION AND CHILLS” – JOBLO.COM Gruesome Magazine and Horror News […]

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[Podcast] Cargo – Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival – Episode 268 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew take a look at the Martin Freeman zombie tale Cargo, Christopher shares his adventures at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, and Dave drops a plethora of horror news in our laps. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson – along with special guest host Whitney Collazo, as we discuss Horror […]

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[Contest] Pacific Rim Uprising Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

JOHN BOYEGA AND SCOTT EASTWOOD RISE UP IN THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE PACIFIC RIM UPRISING: AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JUNE 5, 2018 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 19, 2018, FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT Gruesome Magazine and Horror News Radio are teaming up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to provide one lucky Gruesome […]

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[Contest] Godzilla, Rodan, and Giant Gilla Monsters Invade COMET TV For A Monster Summer Celebration

COMET TV Monster Summer Giveaway! Godzilla, Rodan, and Giant Gila Monsters! Oh, My! Comet monster summer 2018 Do you hear that… It sounds like… A… ROAR! That’s because it’s MONSTER SUMMER! The biggest, baddest, and most fire-breathing summer ever! Starting on Memorial Day weekend and… All Summer Long… COMET TV is bringing the heat with […]

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[Podcast] Still/Born – The Nursery – Days of the Dead Charlotte – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew pack in a theme this week with a pair of mothers in peril stories – well, technically, one is only a babysitter – along with a discussion about a horror convention making its first-ever stop in Charlotte. First up is a review of the horror convention Days of the Dead which […]

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[Podcast] Solo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Review – Episode 267 – Horror News Radio

Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore jump aboard the Millenium Falcon to review Solo: A Star Wars Story with full spoilers, discussing every surprise, cameo, and plot twist. Doc and Christopher dive into the cast exploring how Alden Ehrenreich stacks up as Han and gleam over a surprise, unexpected cameo and what that addition may […]

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[Podcast] Deadpool 2 Spoiler Review – Episode 266 – Horror News Radio

Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore dive into a very spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2, revealing all the cameos, surprises, and plot twists. No stone is left unturned. You heard the spoiler-free review on episode 265, no dive into the Deadpool 2’s guts as Doc and Christopher share their in-depth thoughts about the film. As always, the […]

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[Podcast] Deadpool 2 – Solo: A Star Wars Story – Days of the Dead Charlotte – Episode 265 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew discuss their trip to Days of the Dead Charlotte; Christopher goes Ga-Ga over Solo: A Star Wars Story; and, Doc shares news about Godzilla, Stephen King’s Laurie, and It Chapter 2. Join Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings. […]

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[Podcast] Revenge – Feral – Island Zero – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew witness the terror of Lovecraftian aliens, the ferocity of werewolf zombies, and the revenge of a woman wronged. First up is the feature film Island Zero from director Josh Gerritsen set on a remote North Eastern island facing a threat from beneath the sea… or is it from another dimension. The next film, Feral from director […]

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[Film Festival] Cinepocalypse Announces Full 2018 Film Slate, Guests, and Events

Sophomore year of Chicago festival will feature nine World Premieres, special guest Lana Wachowski, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Ernest R. Dickerson, and much more! May 17, 2018 – The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of CINEPOCALYPSE, which will take place […]