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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[Trailer] Hardcore (2015)

Listen up, Grue-believers, you are in a movie – a gory, action-filled, over-the-top grue-fest. Did you know that? Ha! The film is called HARDCORE and it is gaining tons of buzz at TIFF this year. The film takes found footage to a new level, playing out like a violent POV video game. The Sci-Fi film […]

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[Film Review] “The Visit” (2015): M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Horror with a Wickedly Humorous Hit

THE VISIT is the latest effort from once-popular director M. Night Shyamalan. Sneaking into theaters with little fan-fare and low expectations – but an interesting marketing campaign – the film is a low budget, found footage horror exercise released through Blumhouse Productions. Mentioning that the film is from this particular director is typically met with […]

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[Podcast] Bloodsucking Bastards – Area 52 – Episode 127 – Horror News Radio

Mixing Office Space with Fright Night, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (2015)  provides laughs, scares and gore galore. Directed by Brian James O’Connell and the comedy troupe Dr. God, the film stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Joey Kern and more. The Grue-Crew chime in with their review of this blood soaked […]

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[Podcast] Final Girl – Cub – Episode 126 – Horror News Radio

Abigail Breslin and Wes Bentley star in FINAL GIRL from director Tyler Shields as a pair of mysterious outlaws who focus their attention on a band of murderous maniacs preying on helpless young women. It is one bad ass chick against four insane psychopaths as Breslin proves you don’t want to mess with the … […]

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[Podcast] The Wrath of the Lamb — Hannibal — Season 3 — Episode 13 — Hannibal Fan Podcast

” I believe that is what they call the mic drop. You dropped the mic, Will.” – Hannibal goads Will Graham as our troubled hero gleefully executes his plan to lure both Dr. Lecter and the great Red Dragon into his trap.  The  much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, concludes  with […]

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[Podcast] Sugar Hill (1974) — Episode 23 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“She’s sweet as sugar… with a voodoo army of the undead!” – the tag line  for  Sugar Hill  (1974) sets up the premise pretty quickly as Marki Bey teams up with Baron Samedi to go up against the under-appreciated Robert Quarry with her Zombie Hit Men. Black-spoitation never had it so good as is does […]

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[Trailer] Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Here is it, Grue-Believers! 20th Century FOX has finally released the trailer for the upcoming Thanksgiving genre release VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. The film promises to take a different approach to the Frankenstein tale focusing on the relationship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe). The trailer seems to balance the horror with humor […]