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] Cooties — Episode 129 — Horror News Radio

Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell lead the cast for the horror comedy Cooties from directors  Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The Grue-crew gleefully watch as the film follows a group of teachers trapped inside their school as their students turn into flesh-eating zombies out to kill them all. Is […]

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[Featurette] “Ash vs the Evil Dead” (2015): The Reluctant Hero and His Crew

For most Grue-Believers, THE most anticipated horror TV show for this fall (2015) is Ash vs the Evil Dead, premiering Halloween night on Starz. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) returns to battle the Deadites whom he has mistakenly summoned once again. The featurette from Starz explores the cast joining the iconic Campbell on his new journey: […]

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[Podcast] “Dracula vs Frankenstein” (1971) Episode 24 Decades of Horror 1970s

“Yesterday they were cold and dead. Today they’re hot and bothered!” – the tagline for the Al Adamson 1971 cult classic Dracula vs Frankenstein immediately sets up the unique tone and goofy splendor that this one-of-kind film possesses. There is literally no other film like it – and there should never be one.    The […]

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[Podcast] Hannibal Season 3 Wrap-Up – Hannibal Fan Podcast

The  much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is said and done. Not only the third season but the series finale as well.  Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide a season – and series – wrap up complete with laughs, gasp, tears and man-hugs. HORROR […]

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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 … […]