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] 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 […]

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“Pandemic” (2016): Combining Found Footage and POV to Reinvent the Zombie Apocalypse

Mixing elements of the floundering found footage craze and the growing first person shooter fascination, Pandemic strives to reinvent the zombie apocalypse film. It never truly achieves that lofty goal but manages to entertain along the way. The film follows a team of survivors entering into the infected zone on a rescue mission: three soldiers […]

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[Podcast] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Episode 156 — Horror News Radio

This week the Grue-crew heads to Gotham and  Metropolis and scream at the top of their lungs, “DO YOU BLEED?” A side-step from horror into super-heroes with a review of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. To help the usual gang out, some their best friends join to critique this critic-proof film. Welcome artist Chad […]

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“Comin’ At Ya!” (1981): Arrow Film Revisits the Spaghetti Western That Launched the 3D Craze in the 1980s

Revisiting Comin’ At Ya! for the  MVD  Blu-Ray 3D release of the 1981 classic, I am surprised how good the movie actually was in its own self-contained world. The 1981 film from director Ferdinando Baldi is responsible for a resurgence of 3D films in the early 1980s including Jaws 3-D, Amityville 3-D and Friday the […]

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[Podcast] Theatre of Blood (1973) – Episode 32 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“He gave his critics a bloody and violent taste of their own medicine!” – the tagline for Theatre of Blood  promises murder and mayhem the only way horror icon Vincent Price knows how  with wit and horror. The legendary actor stars as  Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart, a Shakespearean actor shamed to the point of suicide […]

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016): A Crushing Disappointment, Sacrificing the World’s Finest for Over-bloated Spectacle

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a colossal abomination, a film so eager to cram as much into its 151 minute run time that it sacrifices character, intelligence and plot for pure spectacle and visual nonsense. Director Zach Snyder, along with writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, have ravaged the DC library for […]

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[Podcast] Emelie — Episode 155 — Horror News Radio

This week on HNR, Vixen, the voice of reason, selects the feature review: the VOD release of EMELIE  from director Michael Thelin. And, yes, she does the podcast proud! The Grue-crew weigh in on this character driven thriller that turns the “babysitter in peril” sub-genre on its ear as Sarah Bolger enters a family’s home […]

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[Podcast] 10 Cloverfield Lane — Episode 154 — Horror News Radio

Seemingly out of nowhere Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures released  10 Cloverfield Lane, a tangentially related film to Cloverfield (2008) from J.J. Abrams and  director Dan Trachtenberg. The sci-fi / thriller hybrid features a tour-de-force performance from its cast,  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr., and a tense Hitchcockian approach to the […]

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[Podcast] Grizzly (1976) — Episode 31 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“18 Feet of Gut-Crunching, Man-Eating Terror!” – the tagline for Grizzly,  along with that killer Neal Adams poster,  promises the ultimate Jaws ripoff of all time. The film is helmed  by a favorite 70s director William Girdler and features Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaekel and an 18 foot grizzly bear (well, close…). The Black […]