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 The Nightshifter and Starfish on Gruesome Magazine 69

This week, the Grue-Crew wrestle with the dead and the dying as the world falls away around our film’s protagonists. The first film this week is THE NIGHTSHIFTER from director Dennison Ramalho features a morgue assistant who can speak with the dead. The second film is STARFISH from director A.T. White follows a grieving young […]

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Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival Looks to Scare Charleston, SC Once Again

Every year film makers Tommy Faircloth and Robert Zobel pack a small theater in North Charleston, South Carolina with as many scary features and creepy shorts as inhumanly possible providing horror fans with a truly unforgettable weekend. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the crowd is incredible – it feels more like a family […]

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Reviews of The Wandering Earth – Winterskin on Gruesome Magazine 68

This week, the Grue-Crew head off to two remote locations: the snowy frozen wilderness and the vast emptiness of space. The first film this week is WINTERSKIN from director Charlie Steeds features bloodthirsty skinless creatures of the night. The second film is THE WANDERING EARTH from director Frant Gwo as all of humanity move the […]

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The Soundtrack for MA by Gregory Tripi drops May 24, 2019

Don’t Make Me Drink Alone!Don’t Make Me Drink…Aloooone!Octavia Spencer as the troubled Sue Ann in MA The soundtrack for the upcoming Universal horror feature MA releases May 24, 2019, one week ahead of the feature film hitting theaters nationwide. Composer Gregory Tripi (Drive, Contagion, Rememory, Dark Places, and Hotel Artemis) provides the intense music for […]

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Interview Juan Frausto – Director, THE POSSESSION DIARIES

Start an entry in the frightening The Possession Diaries, featuring acclaimed actor James Russo (Django Unchained, Beverly Hills Cop), arriving on DVD and Digital this June from Uncork’d Entertainment. Juan Frausto, director of Road Kill and Once Upon a Time in the Hood, invites you to log on for a streaming screamfest that will leave […]

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Reviews of Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile – Death House on Gruesome Magazine 67

This week, the Grue-Crew explore the depths of a number of serial killers, Ted Bundy in one hand and the inmates of a secret prison in the other. The first film this week is Death House from director B. Harrison Smith with a cast so large that it is considered the “Expendables of Horror”. The […]

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Judith O’Dea, Vernon Wells, and Felissa Rose Join the Cast of Kill Giggles

KILLER CLOWN FILM “KILL GIGGLES” ON INDIEGOGO! Everyone has their own phobias. For some it’s spiders, or heights, or being buried alive. For director Jaysen Buterin, it’s CLOWNS! So, why on Earth is he tackling a film about clowns in his upcoming film KILL GIGGLES, you ask. Well, check out his crowdfunding campaign to learn […]

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Interview Composer Tim Williams – Brightburn

For this special episode of Horror News Radio (in partnership with Gruesome Music), join Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten as they discuss the music behind BRIGHTBURN with the film’s composer Tim Williams. In this not to be missed interview, Tim shares the behind the scenes challenges and rewards of composing the music for a […]

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Interview: Miles Doleac, director of ‘Hallowed Ground’

This summer, trespassers will be prosecuted with terror. From writer-director Miles Doleac (Demons), comes a spine-chilling new motion picture experience in the tradition of The Green Inferno and Deliverance: Hallowed Ground. A married couple, trying to rebuild their relationship after an affair, travels to a secluded cabin and stumbles into a blood feud between the […]