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] Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) — Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) — The Walking Dead Season 7 — Episode 186 — Horror News Radio

For Halloween 2016, horror fans are treated to Ouija: Origin of Evil. That’s right, the sequel no one wanted. No one. But, to everyone’s surprise, including The Black Saint perhaps most of, the film from director Mike Flanagan is actually pretty damn sweet. It is full of atmosphere, it has characters worth following and the […]

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[Podcast] Creepshow (1982) — Episode 94 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“You’re a regular barnyard exhibit. Sheep’s eyes, chicken guts, piggy friends… and SHIT for BRAINS!” – who doesn’t enjoy Adrienne Barbeau as Wilma Northrup giving Hal Holbrook as her husband Henry some shit in the delicious anthology entry The Crate? It’s classic, really. It also leads to the rewarding comeuppance coming her way. Inspired by […]

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[Podcast] My Roanoke Nightmare — Chapter 6 — American Horror Story Fan Podcast — Season 6 Episode 6

The more producer Sidney reveals the secrets behind those involved in making My Roanoke Nightmare, the more characters on top of characters we get. Hot, damn! And Kathy Bates  playing Agnes Mary Winstead, the actress who played The Butcher, turns out to be the craziest of them all. She goes off the deep end uttering […]

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[Podcast] Shin Godzilla (2016) — Episode 185 — Horror News Radio

ToHo returns with another entry in their most popular franchise ever, Shin  Godzilla (2016). The film dominated the box office in Japan earning a limited run in US theaters. The big green monster is heading back to the big screen, baby, yeah! The Grue-crew follow the big guy’s roar and are here to share their […]

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[Podcast] Interview: William Mahaffey director Knoxville Horror Film Festival — Episode 9 — HNR Extra

The Horror News Radio grue-crew continue their 2016 journey to a series of amazing horror film festivals up and down the East Coast. Next up for Doc Rotten and, for this festival, Chad Hunt is the jam packed Knoxville Horror Film Festival in Tennessee playing October 21 – 23, 2016. Doc sits down with the […]

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Darren Bousman’s “Abattoir” (2016) Heading to VOD December 9, 2016 from Momentum Pictures

For the past few episodes of Horror News Radio, The Black Saint has been championing the NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL and one of the films showing that weekend is Darren Bousman’s ABATTOIR. News has dropped today that the film has been picked up by Momentum Pictures and will be released on VOD on […]

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[CONTEST] Studio 71 Invites You To Take Home a Digital Download of “Scare Campaign” (2016) From the Makers of “100 Bloody Acres”

Studio 71 is teaming up with Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine to provide a digital download giveaway of SCARE CAMPAIGN (2016) from the makers of 100 Bloody Acres. The film is  written and directed by brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the team behind 2013’s critically acclaimed 100 Bloody Acres.  Studio71 will be releasing Scare […]

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[Podcast] John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) — Episode 93 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter tied to this fucking couch!” – Gary (Donald Moffat) protests mightily after MacReady violently completes the blood test on the trapped survivors in the Antarctic Station! This shocking segment is just […]

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[Podcast] My Roanoke Nightmare — Chapter 5 — American Horror Story Fan Podcast — Season 6 Episode 5

Finally, Evan Peters returns as  Edward Phillipe Mott who is the originally owner of the house the Millers currently reside, to their horror.  “I love them, you know? The Paintings. Even more than I love you. But first let’s rouge each other’s nipples.” he delights as he prefers his cherished paintings over his lover. Doc […]

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Wolf Creek (PopTV 2016): A 6 Episode Mini-Series That Should Not Be Missed

The TV mini-series of Wolf Creek which premieres on PopTV on October 14, 2016 is a tremendous success. Greg McLean, serving as producer and directing the final episode, translates the films into a riveting and thrilling six episodes. John Jarratt reprises his role as Mick Taylor, the serial killer roaming the outback. Lucy Fry stars […]

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[Podcast] Phantasm: Ravager (2016) — Episode 184 — Horror News Radio

The final chapter of Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is now available on VOD. The Grue-crew don their best ice-cream suits to do battle with Angus Scrimm’s Tall Man one last time as they review Phantasm Ravager from director David Hartman. Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, and Bill Thornbury are all back as well. The story […]

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“The Similars” (2016) Is Coming to VOD on November 15 Courtesy XLrator Media

Great news from XLator Media today as they announced they will be releasing writer/director Isaac Ezban’s The Similars (AKA Los Parecidos; Mexico, 2015) to VOD on November 15, 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for further information about one-night screenings in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Grue-Crew foreign correspondent Joseph Perry praised the film […]

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[Podcast] My Roanoke Nightmare — Chapter 4 — American Horror Story Fan Podcast — Season 6 Episode 4

The manic Dr. Elias Cunningham (Denis O’Hare) reappears to warn the Millers about the house, pleading they follow his advise  “So. Now you understand the danger. The first quarter moon rises tonight. We have to leave, right now.” Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Dave Dreher and Derek Tatum recap and review the latest episode of […]

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[Podcast] Evil Dead II (1987) — Episode 92 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“We are the things that were and shall be again! Ahahahaha! Spirits of the book! We want what is yours! LIFE! Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!” – The Deadites are back to terrorize Ash Williams once again with Sam Raimi’s super sick sequel EVIL DEAD II. Groovy! Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc […]

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“Frankenstein Created Bikers” (GenreBlast 2016): An Instant Cult Film Fueled on Alcohol, Gratuitous Nudity and Spatterific Gore

No one has a clearer vision of the film he wants to create than director James Anthony Bickert. His latest film, the amusingly titled Frankenstein Created Bikers, is a throwback to the drive-in, grindhouse horror films of the 1970s. The film blends horror and biker genres of that age together in a bloody, exploitation fueled […]