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] Zoombies — Game of Thrones Season 6 — Episode 160 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew wildly disagree about the Asylum film ZOOMBIES but have the best time discussing the shlock-fest on this episode of HNR. The Black Saint is all about it, calling it one of his favorite for 2016 while Vixen, of all people, steals the night with the best quote ever: “So much awful packed Into […]

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[Podcast] Joseph Perry talks Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo’s Nagoya Tour Stop

For this special edition of Horror News Radio, foreign correspondent Joseph Perry (South Korea) joins Doc Rotten to discuss SQFFT, a horror film festival Joseph recently attended in Nagoya, Japan. The festival is unique in a variety of ways, from the films it presents, to the filmmakers behind them, to the venue itself. Joseph dives […]

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[Trailer] “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016): 13 Gruesome Screen Caps

Roland Emmerich returns to the characters President Whitmore and David Levinson this June with the Summer block buster sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. It is 20 years later and the aliens from the first ID4 film are back…and they are pissed. Liam Hemsworth, Jesse Usher and Maika Monroe are the next generation of heroes. Oh, and […]

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“Huntsman: Winter’s War” (2016): A Messy and Unnecessary Sequel

Huntsman: Winter’s War is a “craptastic” catastrophe, one of the more frustrating examples of Hollywood mentality toward franchises that illustrate the worst cash-grabbing mindset of making sequels. The further adventures of the Huntsman and Ravenna (Snow White is nothing more than a namesake here) is a lame, boring, shoddily concatenated tale of cinematic fantasy nonsense. […]

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[Podcast] Hush — Holidays — Episode 159 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew dive into a pair of horror films on VOD and streaming on Netflix. First up is the Blumhouse feature HUSH from director Mike Flanagan. The film features Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. starring opposite each other as victim and predator in a tense, home-invasion thriller. Next is an anthology film centered around […]

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[Podcast] Texas Chainsaw Massacre II — Episode 81 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well… nobody knows. But the saw… the saw is family.” – this dialog from  Texas Chainsaw Massacre II  illustrates the different take on the Sawyer family director Tobe Hooper has in mind for the sequel to grimy drive-in hit from 1974. Chop-Top joins Drayton […]

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[Podcast] The Invitation — Hardcore Henry — Midnight Special — Episode 158 — Horror News Radio

Director Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body) returns with a surprisingly effective and engrossing horror thriller titled THE INVITATION.  Logan Marshall-Green and Emayatzy Corinealdi star as a couple drawn into a mysterious series of events at a dinner party with old friends — and some new ones. Fan favorite character actor John Carroll Lynch is on hand […]

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[Trailer] “Doctor Strange” (2016): 13 Gruesome Mind-Blowing Screen Caps

This fall Marvel takes a look at the supernatural corner of its cinematic universe with Doctor Strange from director Scott Derrickson (Sinister). Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Strange a renown physician who loses the use of his hands in a tragic car accident. Instead of defeat, he travels to the mountains of Tibet to train […]

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[Trailer] “Suicide Squad” (2016): 13 Gruesome Characters – Blitz Trailer

Warner Brothers and DC Comics are betting on their next effort, SUICIDE SQUAD, to take the theaters by storm much like Marvel’s Deadpool did this past Winter. Building upon the cinematic universe that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice began, Suicide Squad introduces a ragtag team of supervillains and vigilantes teaming […]

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[Podcast] Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) — Episode 33 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“You haven’t seen Kung fu until you’ve seen the 7 BROTHERS and 1 SISTER take DRACULA” — the US tagline for Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires  promises a mishmash of horror, kung-fu and blacksploitation with the alternate title The 7 Brothers meet Dracula. However, this cult-class Hammer film is now known and loved under […]

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[Trailer] “Bye Bye Man” (2016): 13 Gruesome Screen Caps

Seemingly out of nowhere comes this trailer for the Summer horror release from STX Entertainment, THE BYE BYE MAN. The film, directed by Stacy Title, features Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. Douglas Smith, from Big Love and Vinyl, stars as Ellitot, who along with Jenna Kanell and Lucient Lavicscount must face off against the nightmarish […]

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[Podcast] The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale — HNR 3rd Anniversary — Episode 157 — Horror News Radio

The Walking Dead ends its sixth season with the much anticipated debut of Negan played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The 90 minutes finale follows Rick and much of the cast as they race to get Maggie to Hilltop but find themselves in a game of cat and mouse with the Saviors. Negan introduces the crew […]