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] Puppet Master The Littlest Reich – The Happytime Murders – Episode 287 – Horror News Radio

The trailer for the SUSPIRIA remake is here. Does it change our minds about the film? SLICE is a rollicking horror romp, check out the trailer. Christopher is all about the MAN OF MEDAN choose your adventure horror game, find out why. And, Dave, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc review the Puppet Master reboot, PUPPET MASTER THE LITTLEST REICH. Then, […]

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[Podcast] Castle Rock S01E05 and S01E06 – Episode 284 – Horror News Radio

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the second two hours of the show, “Harvest” and “Filter,” continuing “an epic saga of darkness and light” in the small town of […]

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[Film Festival] Director Bill Lustig to Kick Off the Nightmares Film Festival with a Never-Before-Seen Maniac 4K Restoration

Back in the day, we had Tom Savini on Horror News Radio talking about the special effects he created for Bill Lustig’s Maniac. The Grue-crew have a special place in their crimson hearts for this gory 1980s classic. To hear that the Nightmares Film Festival is going to screen the 4K restoration os Maniac this […]

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Shudder Adds Revenge, Starry Eyes, The Night of the Virgin, and Over A Dozen More to Its September Roster

WE LOVE SHUDDER. And, they have lined up a spectacular rotation of films for  September. The heavy one to catch our attention is REVENGE which we covered on Gruesome Magazine Podcast and may be on a number of best-of-the-2018 lists for December. THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN is another unforgettable entry, also covered on an […]

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[Film Festival] Prepare For Wicked Weekend in October From The Devious Minds Behind Popcorn Frights

The Grue-Crew love horror film festivals and Popcorn Frights in Florida is one of the very best! Hot on the bloody heels of their 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the band of horror movie cravens announces their inaugural Wicked Weekend October Event featuring a celebration of films from the one-and-only horror icon director John […]

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[Podcast] The Lost Boys (1987) – Episode 137 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” The tag-line for The Lost Boys (1987) captures the “Peter Pan” spirit of this classic Eighties vampire tale, romanticizing the creatures in an approachable and thrilling young adult spin without sacrificing the horror and the thrills. No sparkles […]

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[Podcast] The Ranger – What Keeps You Alive – Along Came the Devil – Episode 33 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew follow some punks up to a cabin in the woods, witness Bruce Davidson performing an exorcism, and root for Brittany Allen to survive her encounter with Hannah Emily Anderson. First up is the possession film Along Came the Devil from director Jason DeVan, featuring Sydney Sweeney struggling with the demons of her past. […]

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[Podcast] Down a Dark Hall – Episode 285 – Horror News Radio

Bruce Campbell returns as Ash for an upcoming EVIL DEAD game. THE NUN gets pulled from youtube. CASTLE ROCK gets renewed for a second season. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc review the YA gothic horror entry DOWN A DARK HALL. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of […]

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[Podcast] Slender Man – Episode 283 – Horror News Radio

While The Meg gobbled up an ocean of horror related theatrical news this past week, SLENDER MAN was also released to theaters. With little fanfare and not much positive hype, the film manages to land at number 4 with an $11M haul. The regular Grue-Crew wisely choose not to partake in this particular cinematic disaster. […]

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RLJE FILMS Promises to Liven Up the Holidays with All The Creatures Were Stirring

The Grue-Crew love a good gory gruesome holiday romp and RLJE Films wants to make our X-mas crimson. They have acquired the film ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING from directors David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry. The film features Constance Wu, Amanda Fuller, Jocelin Donahue, and Graham Skipper. Look for more news, release dates, and […]

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[Trailer] Danielle Burgess, Tiffany Shepis, Alexandra Feld in KILLER KATE! coming Oct 26

Ah! We love a good, tense, gory independent film and KILLER KATE! looks to be made just for the Grue-Crew. Freestyle Media is releasing the film by director Elliot Feld in theaters on October 26, 2018. “I’m a bellhop,” the trailer is gruesome, funny, and hip…and looks to be tons of fun. Check out the […]

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Volumes of Blood Returns to Blu-ray with a New Edition from Scream Team Releasing

VOLUMES OF BLOOD: Special KILLectors Edition Blu ray. The Volumes of Blood series of anthology films are Grue-Crew Gold. We love a good portmanteau and Blood Moon Pictures delivers again and again with Volumes of Blood. So, it makes our ears wiggle with excitement to announce that the first of the series is receiving a new […]

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[Convention] The Grue-Crew Invade Scares that Care Weekend 2018

On August 3 – 5, 2018, the Grue-crew took up residence at the Gruesome Magazine booth at the Scares that Care Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson was in attendance promoting the podcasts and the website while meeting fans, friends, and fellow vendors. It was […]

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[Podcast] The Meg – Episode 282 – Horror News Radio

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost tease us with Slaughterhouse Rulez. American Horror Story: Apocalypse continues to ramp up its cast. Universal Halloween Horror Nights add Poltergeist to its mazes. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the giant shark summer schlockfest The Meg. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News […]

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[Podcast] Summer of 84 – What Still Remains – Face of Evil – Episode 32 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew follow an army veteran into an apocalyptic nightmare, struggle along with a sole survivor in the harrowing wilderness, and ride along with a group of teenage super-sleuths looking to reveal a killer in their neighborhood. First up is the rogue zombie-ish film Face of Evil from director Vito Dinatolo, featuring Scott Baxter as an […]