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] Vampire Circus (1971) — Episode 26 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Your children will die…to give me back…my…life…” – the  prophetic  tagline gasped by Count Mitterhouse during the 13 minute pre-credits opening for the most bizarre vampire film, the most unusual Hammer Film, sets up the curse that drives Vampire Circus (1971). The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. […]

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[Podcast] #Horror — Nightmare Code — Episode 138 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew bravely tackle a film straight from the New York City Horror Film Festival and currently On Demand called #HORROR from director  Tara Subkoff. Featuring Chloe Savigny, Timothy Hutton and a cast of young actors playing a group of twelve year old friends, this very modern film dives into cyber bullying, absentee parents and […]

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[Podcast] 8 Films to Die For — Scream Queens — The Walking Dead — Episode 002 — Horror News Radio — Gruesome Spotlight

Doc Rotten is joined by Grue-Crew writers Joseph Perry and Joseph Fittos to discuss the latest updates, reviews and TV news from Gruesome Magazine in this special edition of Horror News Radio. The reviews of late have been concentrating on the 8 Films to Die For: Unnatural, Lumberjack Man, Murder in the Dark, Bastard, The […]

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Flicker — Hotel Episode 7 — The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the seventh  episode of Hotel, Flicker, the show reveals the back story for Lady Gaga’s The Countess. And who she encounters, both known and unknown thus far in the season, is spectacular. Not only does James March (Evan Peters) play a huge role in her “coming out” back in the roaring Twenties, but the […]

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[Podcast] The Hallow — NYCHFF — Episode 137 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew venture off to Ireland to encounter the monsters hiding in the woods in  Corin Hardy’s creature feature The Hallow. Joseph Mawle and Bojana Novakovic star as a young couple who have recently moved into a remote Irish countryside only to trespass upon and encounter a gaggle of deadly creatures known as the Hallow. […]

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“Wrecker” (2015): Soundly Drives Its Inspiration But Is Far From Inspired

Wrecker, the new killer-behind-the-wheel thriller from director Michael Bafaro (along with co-writer Evan Taylor) currently out on VOD and part of the 8 Films to Die For 2015 collection, draws inspiration from the classic Stephen Spielberg tele-film Duel. On a long, lonely stretch of mountain road called “The Devil’s Pass” a pair of traveling girlfriends […]

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[Contest] “Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season” Blu-Ray Giveaway from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect holiday giveaways, beginning with FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-Ray.  The Blu-ray  release of the hit AMC The Walking Dead spin-off series hits the streets on December 1, 2015. You can easily enter to claim […]

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Room 33 — Hotel Episode 6 — The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the sixth  episode of Hotel, Room 33, the story reveals a shocking secret from the Countess’ past. AHS also reveals a blossoming love affair between Liz Taylor and Tristan. Meanwhile, Alex teams up with some of the hotel’s ghostly residents to haunt John’s nightmares. Oh, my! All this an more… Welcome to  The American […]

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[Podcast] Spectre – Episode 136 – Horror News Radio

Director Sam Mendes continues his exploration of the 007 cinematic universe with Spectre as James Bond is given a mission to take out the mysterious killer named  Oberhauser. All the favorites are back, Moneypenny, Q and M while the criminal organization “Spectre” takes the forefront including Christoph Waltz and  Dave Bautista as key – and […]

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Room Service — Hotel Episode 5 — The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the fifth  episode of Hotel, Room Service, the story concentrates on Alex Lowe, Iris and Liz Taylor. Both Alex and Iris handle  their “transformation” due to the virus in vastly different ways. One tries to save a child, the other succumbs to the hunger. Both end bloody. Ryan Murphy treats AHS fans to the […]

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[Podcast] Ash vs the Evil Dead — Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse — Episode 135 – Horror News Radio

After  years of horror movie fans demanding that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell return to the Evil Dead franchise, fan-favorites characters and Deadites return – but this time to the small screen – with the coming of Ash vs the Evil Dead available for 10 weekly episodes on Starz. Can the demented duo recapture lightning […]

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Devil’s Night — Hotel Episode 4 — The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

For the fourth  episode of Hotel, Devil’s Night, the story concentrates on John and Alex Lowe. We follow Alex as she examines her long lost son, Holden, only to encounter The Countess who has an offer she can’t refuse. John, on the other hand, receives and invitation to James March’s Halloween celebration, Devil’s Night. Oh, […]