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] The Mind’s Eye (2016) — Episode 176 — Horror News Radio

Director Joe (Almost Human) Begos returns with an independent horror opus and love letter to all things David Cronenberg. The film is called The Mind’s Eye and the influence of Scanners, Firestarter and their ilk is readily apparent. The Grue-crew dive into their thoughts about the film and their appreciation for the practical special effects. […]

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“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season”: Bonus Feature Clip “Guts & Glory”

If you’re reading  this post shortly after this article went live, there’s still time to enter to take home the Blu-ray of AMC’s The Walking Dead The Complete Sixth Season. Gruesome Magazine and Horror News Radio are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to share this exciting full season release of the most popular horror […]

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“Let’s Be Evil” (2016): A Stylistic Mix of Horror, Sci-Fi and Evil Children

The second feature from director Martin (L.A. Slasher) Owen titled Let’s Be Evil mixes horror, evil kids and sci-fi into an interesting, stylistic blend rich with color and focused on character. In many cases, the experimental approach Owen takes with the film works in interesting and fascinating ways. The color pallet is rich. And the […]

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“Shelley” (Fantasia 2016): A Little Too Deliberately Paced for its Own Good

Pregnancy can be a scary time for the mother-to-be. Her body goes through an extreme physical transformation, and hormonal fluctuations can bring about emotional and psychological changes as well. This is probably why Pregnancy Horror is such a well-mined subgenre. Shelley, currently showing as part of the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, […]

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[Podcast] Bed of the Dead (Fantasia 2016) — Nathan Ludwig from GenreBlast Film Festival — Episode 003 — HNR EXTRA

Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of […]

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[Podcast] Aliens (1986) — Episode 88 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.” – Hicks (Michael Biehn) agrees with Ripley (Signourney Weaver) in  Aliens  as they surviving marines search for the best plan in dealing  with the swarming, unstoppable xenomorphs. James Cameron delivers a kick-ass sequel to Ridley Scott’s […]

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[Podcast] Suicide Squad (2016) — Episode 175 — Horror News

This week on HNR, the Grue-crew fan through Amanda Waller’s files on “the worst of the worst” with their review of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The DC Extended Universe delivers its third film which follows the events in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where many of DC’s villains are gathered together to defeat a […]

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[Podcast] The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) — Episode 39 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Nine killed you. Nine shall die. Nine times, nine! Nine killed you! Nine shall die! Nine eternities in DOOM!” – the exposition from Vincent Price in  The Abominable Dr. Phibes  sets up the revenge plot of the film with usual Price flourish and delivery. Billed as Price’s 100th film (it isn’t, by the way), Phibes […]

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“Bed of the Dead” (Fantasia 2016): The Best Killer Bed Movie of 2016

The “Killer Bed” horror sub-genre is pretty limited. To be honest, one would be hard pressed to create a Wikipedia page titled “List of Killer Bed Movies” that includes anything more than Death Bed: The Bed that Eats (1977) and possibly Johnny Depp’s best scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). That is, until […]

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“The Eyes of My Mother” (Fantasia 2016): A Quiet, Disturbing, and Brutal Portrait of Loneliness

In horror, it is often stated that what is implied is more frightening than what can be seen explicitly. Writer/director Nicolas Pesce embraces this philosophy in his directorial debut The Eyes of My Mother which is playing as part of the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. Pesce presents the tale of a […]

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[Podcast] Viral (2016) — Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) — Preacher Season 1 — Episode 174 — Horror News Radio

Blumhouse returns to haunt the Black Saint’s nightmares again this week with Viral. The Grue-crew dive into this apocalyptic virus-driven horror-fest from  Herny Joost andAriel Schulman. A;sp this week, the Grue-crew has two “What Have You Been Watching” segments for your listening pleasure. Ha! First up is a recap and review of the first season […]

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“Suicide Squad” (2016): A Strong Cast Triumphs Over Squandered Source Material

Warner Brothers delivers its anti-superhero superhero film with Suicide Squad from writer-director David Ayer. From all appearances and marketing, it gives the impression it is intended to be a course correction film of sorts, ironing out the missteps from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In many ways it succeeds in shining a hint of […]

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[CONTEST] “THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SIXTH 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 horror TV  fan giveaway with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SIXTH  SEASON  Blu-Ray.  The Blu-ray  release of the hit AMC horror television show  The Walking Dead  sixth  season hits the streets on August  23, 2016. You can easily […]

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[Podcast] The Wailing — Sammie Cassell The Comic Book Man — Episode 002 — HNR EXTRA

Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of […]

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[Podcast] Return of the Living Dead (1985) — Episode 87 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“Do you ever fantasize about being killed? Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying you know, violently, and wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?” – Trash’s quote within  Return of the Living Dead  sets the tone for the film, exposes what to expect and is the […]