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.
Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) — Episode 44 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Creeping!…Crawling!…Crushing!” – Bill Rebane, the director who gave us Bigfoot Terror, presents to starving horror fans a horror film featuring a giant spider attacking a small town in Wisconsin. And, by giant spider, we mean a Volkswagon Bug dressed with a million eyes and eight furry legs. And it is bloody brilliant…in all the wrong […]

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[Podcast] Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Episode 194 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew welcome award-winning director and co-host of Decades of Horror 1980s – and Star Wars uber-fan – Christopher G. Moore to join them in discussing the latest film in the franchise ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Taking place prior to Star Wars IV: A New Hope, the film from director Gareth (Monsters, Godzilla) […]

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“The Gate” (1987): Vestron Video Collector’s Series Unleashes the Horror Classic

“…Pray it’s not too late.” The VHS classic from 1987 THE GATE is coming to Blu-ray 0n February 28, 2017 from Vestron Video in spectacular fashion. The upcoming release is loaded with extras, including a “making of” and audio commentaries from director  Tibor Takacs and others. If you are a fan of the film, this […]

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[Podcast] Little Shop of Horrors (1986) – Episode 98 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing that strange and interesting plant. What is it?” The question on the minds of every patron that walks into Mushnik’s Flower Shop. The Audrey II is all the rage thanks to Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) and his secret gardening tips. Those tips just so happen to involve blood coming […]

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[Podcast] The Worst Horror Films of 2016 — Episode 193 — Horror News Radio

It’s that time of year again, time to take a look back at the past twelve months of horror films in theaters, VOD or film festivals. The “best of” will garner some attention later this month, but for episode 193, the Grue-crew are going to get the unpleasantaries out of the way, taking a long […]

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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): Exceeds Expectation, Delightfully Expanding the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is rousing triumph, a bold check in the win column that is earned with a thrilling story, a sensational cast, brilliant special effects, keen direction from Gareth Edwards, and a terrific, inspired score from Michael Giacchino. It also succeeds because it takes chances. It contains a darker tone. It […]

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[Podcast] Deranged (1976) — Episode 43 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! … But the worst hasn’t happened to her yet! DERANGED … confessions of a necrophile.” – The tag line Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974) is Seventies Drive-In Exploitation at its best. The film, starring Roberts Blossom, is based upon the life […]

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“Beyond the Gates” (2016 – Knoxville Horror Film Festival): Delivers with VHS Nostalgia and Blood-soaked Gore

More an homage to the VHS age of 80’s and 90’s horror films than a throwback, Beyond the Gates from director Jackson Stewart is steeped in nostalgia and retro-atmosphere. With a plot that follows a pair of brothers uncovering an old VHS game with deadly consequences, the film embraces the cheese factor and the gore […]

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[Trailer] “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017): Sony And Disney Do A Marvel Team-Up with Spidey and Iron Man

One of the biggest surprises emerging from Captain America: Civil War was the introduction of Tom Holland as the MCU version of Spider-Man. It all teases the upcoming Sony and Disney collaboration on the next iteration of the Spider-Man films. Marvel Studios gives its fans a holiday season treat with its first official trailer for […]

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[Podcast] Incarnate (2016) — Westworld Season 1 (2016) — Episode 192 — Horror News Radio

Crawling into theaters this past weekend, the latest horror film from Blumhouse fails to make a dent in the box office. The possession fueled “exorcise” in futility, INCARNATE, features a decent cast — Aaron Eckhart, David Mazouz (Gotham), Emjay Anthony (Krampus), Catalina Sandino Moreno — and is directed by  Brad Peyton. The film starts off […]

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[CONTEST] “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND 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 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Blu-Ray.  The Blu-ray  release of the hit AMC horror television show  Fear The Walking Dead  second  season hits the streets on December 13, 2016. You […]

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[Trailer] “The Belko Experiment” (2017): James Gunn Pens a Battle Royale for the Trump Era

Many casual horror fans or super hero fans may not realize that director James Gunn, the genius behind Guardians of the Galaxy, is also an accomplished horror writer and director. He is responsible for screenplays for the Dawn of the Dead (2004) remake and the Scooby-Doo films (Scooby-Doo in 2002 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed […]

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[Podcast] Night of Something Strange (2016) — SiREN (2016) — Episode 191 — Horror News Radio

Gross. Disgusting. Sick. Demented. And quite possibly the best horror comedy of the year. Well, at least for most of the Grue-crew. This  week HNR covers the film festival favorite – awarded best horror film  at the New York City Horror Film in 2016 – NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. The cast and crew behind this […]

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[Podcast] The Howling (1981) — Episode 97 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“You can’t tame what’s meant to be wild, Doc. It just ain’t natural.” – John Carradine sets the cast straight with his witty and biting dialog provided by writer John Sayles for Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling. Yes, the “other” werewolf film from 1981 – a bit unfair comparison, certainly, because this film truly […]