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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THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) – 4 Clips to Keep You Awake at Night

Blumhouse’s stab at the Universal Monsters, THE INVISIBLE MAN, arrives in theaters Friday, February 28, 2020. The film is directed by Leigh Whannel and features Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Storm Reid. In the film, Cecilia (Moss) believes her dead, abusive husband is still alive and is out to get her – yet, no one […]

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RUN (2020) – Sarah Paulson is frightening in this new trailer

Arriving in theaters this May from the team behind the film Searching comes a thriller called RUN featuring Sarah Paulson and introducing Kiera Allen. This is the first the Grue-Crew team heard of this feature and it appears to be a riveting horror-tinged thriller worth looking out for. Check out the trailer and let us […]

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Reviews of VFW and AFTER MIDNIGHT on Gruesome Magazine 103

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where a hole in the front door plays into key visuals throughout the movie. Woot! The first film this week, AFTER MIDNIGHT from directors Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella, follows Hank as he loses touch with reality after his longtime girlfriend disappears one night. Is he […]

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Reviews of My Valentine and 3 From Hell on Gruesome Magazine 102

This week, the Grue-Crew dive into a pair of streaming recommendations from HULU and SHUDDER. The first film this week, INTO THE DARK: MY VALENTINE from director Jane Doe, follows a musician who is confronted by her ex-lover/ex-manager and his new doppelganger protege. The second film, 3 FROM HELL from director Rob Zombie, follows the […]

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HNR Review of Gretel and Hansel

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… GRETEL AND HANSEL (2020). This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore. Podcasting Rock […]

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Nevermore Film Festival Announces Its Killer 2020 Program

The Grue-Crew love the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, held each Winter at the beautiful and historic Carolina Theater. Jim Carl and his merry band of misfit cinephiles always craft and schedule a terrific weekend of horrors, sci-fi, and fantasy features and shorts. Below is the list of films screening at the 21st […]

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Genre Films of 2020

Welcome to HEROES AND DROIDS, your pop-culture guide to movies and TV shows about Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Disney, and Action. From Marvel to DC, from Star Wars to Star Trek, From James Bond to the Fast and the Furious, we will review the theatrical films and stream delights you care about most! This week we present […]

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Topps’ New Licensed MARS ATTACKS: Uprising Card Set from SideKick Lab Funds on Kickstarter

SideKick Lab sent a preview package of their new Mars Attacks: Uprising card set to the Gruesome Magazine offices. They look killer! Check out the pics below. Following the lead from the original Mars Attacks set from the ’60s and the “Occupation” set from 2015, SideKick Lab look to entertain us with a new series. […]

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[Trailer] A Quiet Place: Part II lands a Superbowl 2020 Spot

This short, but intense, Superbowl spot for A QUIET PLACE: PART II contains some intriguing new bits of info about the upcoming March 20 sequel. Check it out! Also: be sure to head over to the Gruesome Magazine youtube channel and subscribe today! Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent […]

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HNR Review of The Turning

On this episode of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… THE TURNING (2020). This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore. Podcasting Rock Star […]