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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Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect horror  tv fan giveaway with FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST  SEASON SPECIAL EDITION  Blu-Ray.  The Special  Edition Blu-ray  release of the hit AMC horror television show  Fear The Walking Dead  fifth season hits the streets on […]

Gruesome Reviews

“10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016): Refreshing, Riveting and Remarkable

The first thing 10 Cloverfield Lane does is draw its audience  into its surprisingly intimate tale, shakes every member a little senseless and then drops them  off just as lost as the film’s lead, Michele (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The result is an outstanding, memorable experience. The story forces its audience to be as paranoid, puzzled […]

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[Podcast] The Other Side of the Door — Episode 153 — Horror News Radio

On this week’s episode, the Grue-crew follow Sarah Wayne Callies to India for her film  THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR  from director Johannes Roberts. The film introduces a new creature called Myrtu played by Javier Botet and features Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky and Suchitra Pillai in supporting roles. The reviews are across the board […]

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[Podcast] 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival 2016 — Episode 80 — Monster Movie Podcast

It is that time of year again, the beginning of the Film Festival season. The first up for Gruesome Magazine, Horror News Radio and the Monster Movie Podcast is the NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL in Durham, North Carolina held in February of 2016. We covered the festival last year with Paul Cardullo joining Doc Rotten to […]

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“Ava’s Possessions” (2016): Too Many Ideas Dilute a Creative, Imaginative Spin on Possession

A well worn horror staple since 1973, demonic possession films need to forge  their own identity to stand out. Ava’s Possessions from writer-director Jordan Galland does so in a variety of ways from beginning its story just after the exorcism itself concludes and by taking a satirical look at the entire sub-genre entirely from the […]

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[Podcast] Southbound – Interview Andy Mitton, d. We Go On – Episode 152 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew are joined by director Andy Mitton who, along with co-director Jesse Holland, directed the  supernatural thriller  WE GO ON. The film is the  followup to their hit film YELLOWBRICKROAD and features the tale of Miles Grissom searching for the answer to the burning question: Is there life after death? Andy shares how the […]

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[Podcast] The Witch — Episode 151 — Horror News Radio

A24 distributors release the serious horror film The Witch into theaters this past weekend to decent box office and critical praise, for the most part. The Grue-crew are on board to examine the slow-burn thriller that – small spoilers – features…a witch. Is it scary? Is it authentic? Is it any good? Ha! HNR is […]

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Survey: Help Select the Next Film Discussed on Decades of Horror Episode 32

The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are celebrating two years of recording the DECADES OF HORROR 1970s podcast, roughly one per month landing at 30  episodes strong. The show features a variety of films from this wondrous, groovy, gory and influential decade between the years 1970 and 1979, beginning with episode 1 recorded February 2014 […]

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[Podcast] Deadpool — Episode 150 — Horror News Radio

Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller strike gold with their irreverent, fourth-wall breaking superhero comedy Deadpool, bringing the much-loved Marvel character to life – for the second time. That’s right, the wise-cracking, wise-ass Merc with a Mouth gets a second shot at widescreen stardom after the disastrous appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and succeeds beyond […]

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[Podcast] Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971) — Episode 30 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Who are these unholy savages who hunt out their victims by sound alone?” – the tagline for Tombs of the Blind Dead (La Noche del Terror Ciego) from under-appreciated Spanish director Amando de Ossorio introduces the zombie-like terror of The Templar Knights. When a group of travelers stumble upon an abandoned, dilapidated castle, los Guerreros […]