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] Maximum Overdrive (1986) – Episode 140 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Stephen King’s masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself.” the tagline for Maximum Overdrive promises the masterpiece horror film of 1986. Hell, the trailer amped up that pledge with Mr. King proclaiming he would “scare the hell out you!” However, when the machines take over the world, shit gets real. Christopher G. Moore is joined by Stephen King aficionado, Dave […]

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[Podcast] Halloween – The Haunting of Hill House – Episode 295 – Horror News Radio

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA, ANNABELLE 3, and DEATH HOUSE top the horror news of the week. The Grue-Crew review HALLOWEEN (2018), Michael Myers is back to terrorize Laurie Strode 40 years later. And, he’s brought a film full of carnage and mayhem. Netflix and Mike Flanagan thrill genre fans with a top-notch horror TV series, THE […]

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[Podcast] Terrified – Satan’s Slaves – Episode 40 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew sit down with SHUDDER for a pair of foreign film horror treats that provide scares to haunt your nightmares. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is SATAN’S SLAVES from director Joko Anwar from Indonesia shares a story with ghosts, ghouls, and Satanists. The second film is TERRIFIED from director […]

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[Podcast] The Haunting of Hill House – Bad Times at the El Royale – Episode 294 – Horror News Radio

GLASS. PET SEMATARY. ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE. It’s a trio of killer trailers. Netflix and Mike Flanagan thrill genre fans with a top-notch horror TV series, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE – this week, we take a look at the first 5 episodes. The Grue-Crew review BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, Drew (Cabin in […]

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[Podcast] Hold The Dark – I Still See You – Episode 39 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face the spectral apocalypse alongside Bella Thorne and chase down Alexander Skarsgard in the Alaskan wilderness. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is I STILL SEE YOU from director Scott Speer adapts the YA ghost tale “Break My Heart One Thousand Times”. The second film is HOLD THE […]

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[Podcast] Venom – Episode 293 – Horror News Radio

James Wan chooses a director for THE CONJURING 3, Disney announces the name of the new Star Wars TV show, and Walking Dead fans bid farewell to actor Scott Wilson. The Grue-Crew, along with guest-host Michelle Iannantuono, review VENOM, the new Sony/Columbia Pictures Spider-man-less Spider-man universe film featuring Tom Hardy as everyone’s favorite anti-hero. Join […]

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[Podcast] Housewife – Knuckleball – Episode 38 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew go “Home Alone” horror-movie-style and face the Elder Gods and the Umbrella of Love and Mind. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is KNUCKLEBALL from director Michael Peterson featuring the always-fantastic Michael Ironside. And the second film is HOUSEWIFE from director Can Evrenol delivering a Turkish horror film about a […]

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[Podcast] Mausoleum (1983) – Episode 139 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“What Evil Lives In The… Mausoleum” the tagline for Mausoleum sets us up for a bizarre, zany, gory, and often super-silly overlooked horror classic from 1983! The film features Bobbie Bresee in – and out – of full monster make-up complete with… monster boobs. Practical effects for the win! Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore are […]

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[Podcast] The House With A Clock In Its Walls – Slice – Episode 291 – Horror News Radio

What’s this? A new TV trailer reveals Jack Black will return as R.L. Stein in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The Grue-Crew review the “other” Jack Black family-friendly horror film A House with a Clock in Its Walls from director…Eli Roth. And, look for the “Worth Watching” segment about the horror comedy Slice. Join Dave Dreher, […]

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[Podcast] The Toy Box – Cynthia – 7 Witches – Episode 37 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew hop into a haunted RV for a trip to terror, babysit a child from hell and dine on the gourmet offerings of seven witches. The first film tonight is 7-Witches by director Brady Hall and features a wedding dinner that only a cannibal can love. In the second slot,  Cynthia from directors Devon […]

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[Podcast] The Predator – Mandy – Episode 290 – Horror News Radio

Netflix delivers killers trailers for the original film THE APOSTLE and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE 10 episode series. Shudder is delivering a horror film each week this Halloween season. Christopher, Dave, and Doc review THE PREDATOR. And, DIG TWO GRAVES director Hunter Adams joins Christopher, Doc, and Vanessa to discuss the mind-bending masterpiece MANDY. Join […]

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[Film Festival] October in Columbus Gets Real – Nightmares Film Festival Locks In Their 4-Day Program

One of the Grue-Crew’s favorite film festivals is the NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held in Columbus, Ohio. HNR Co-host Christopher G. Moore, who attended the festival when his film Knob Goblins screened, is planning to return to promote his latest short GUT PUNCHED. The films screens in the Recurring Nightmares B short horror film block. Jason Tostevin […]

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[Podcast] Muse – Marrowbone – e-Demon – Episode 36 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew shield their eyes from the on-screen horror of e-Demon, head to the dilapidated home of George MacKay, and discover that a Muse may enjoy killing people. The first film tonight is E-DEMON of director Jeremy Wechter, a found-footage/computer-screen yarn with a “viral” demon Skyping his way to doom. In the second slot, […]