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 Martian” (2015): Inspiring and Triumphant

Ridley Scott returns his cinematic gaze back to outer space in the visually triumphant and emotionally satisfying film The Martian. Aided by a classically structured and a strong, character-driven script from Drew Goddard (based on the book by Andy Weir), Scott delivers a Sci-fi opus on par with his previous efforts Alien and Blade Runner. […]

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[Podcast] The Green Inferno – Episode 130 – Horror News Radio

The cannibal horror film from Eli Roth finally ends is long journey to the big screen – courtesy of Blumhouse – as The Green Inferno paints the screen red with gruesome gore and bloodshed. The Grue-Crew grab a seat at the Blumhouse table to see what Mr. Roth serves up ready to devour the film, savoring […]

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[Trailer] “Yakuza Apocalypse” (2015)

The trailer for legendary genre film director Takashi Miike‘s latest effort Yakuza Apocalypse promises absurdity, insanity, martial arts mayhem, yakuza vampires, and a big green cloth-suit frog. Hayato Ichihara stars as Kagayama, a young yakuza member who is suddenly promoted when his boss dies. The boss also passes on his legacy as a vampire to Kagayama. One wacky […]

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[Podcast] Cooties – Episode 129 – Horror News Radio

Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell lead the cast for the horror comedy Cooties from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The Grue-crew gleefully watch as the film follows a group of teachers trapped inside their school as their students turn into flesh-eating zombies out to kill them all. Is it […]

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[Featurette] “Ash vs the Evil Dead” (2015): The Reluctant Hero and His Crew

For most Grue-Believers, THE most anticipated horror TV show for this fall (2015) is Ash vs the Evil Dead, premiering Halloween night on Starz. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) returns to battle the Deadites whom he has mistakenly summoned once again. The featurette from Starz explores the cast joining the iconic Campbell on his new journey: […]

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[Podcast] “Dracula vs Frankenstein” (1971) Episode 24 Decades of Horror 1970s

“Yesterday they were cold and dead. Today they’re hot and bothered!” – the tagline for the Al Adamson 1971 cult classic Dracula vs Frankenstein immediately sets up the unique tone and goofy splendor that this one-of-kind film possesses. There is literally no other film like it – and there should never be one.  The Black Saint […]

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[Podcast] Hannibal Season 3 Wrap-Up – Hannibal Fan Podcast

The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is said and done. Not only the third season but the series finale as well. Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide a season – and series – wrap up complete with laughs, gasp, tears and man-hugs. HORROR NEWS TV […]