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] Don’t Breathe (2016) — Episode 178 — Horror News Radio

The number one movie in theaters this weekend (August 28, 2016) is DON’T BREATHE, the horror film from director Fede Alverez (Evil Dead). The Grue-crew are on hand to discuss their reaction to the tense thriller from Ghost House Pictures featuring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto. They dive into the elements […]

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“Dry Blood” (GenreBlast Film Festival 2016): A Brutal, Bloody Nightmare, Destined To Be A Future Festival Favorite

One of the great things about film festivals is the opportunity to discover a new film that catches you completely by surprise. Dry Blood from Kelton Jones and Clint Carney is just that film. The film is a disturbing nightmarish exploration into addiction, paranoia and horror. The cast, direction and script, along with top notch […]

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[Podcast] Demon (BiFan 2016) — Interview: Clint Carney and Kelton Jones from Dry Blood — Episode 005 — HNR EXTRA

This week Joseph Perry chimes in from across the globe, South Korea to be exact. Mr. Perry is excited to share his thoughts with the HNR Extra listeners on a number of films he caught at the recent Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. This week dives into the highly regarded Polish dybbuk film DEMON from […]

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Dragon Con meets Horror News Radio: The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani on Horror Track Panels

Horror News Radio invades the Dragon Con Horror Track 2016 Horror News Radio will be making their first trek to Dragon Con, the largest fantasy – sci-fi – horror convention on the East Coast with over 65,000 genre fans in attendance. The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani will be joined by frequent Decades […]

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[Podcast] Train to Busan (2016) — Episode 177 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew board the horror express known as Train to Busan. The South Korean horror film is an incredible new entry into the zombie sub-genre that gets the HNR gang very excited to discuss how successful it is on this episode. If only Joseph Perry were here. Ha! Also, on this episode, Thomas settles in […]

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[Podcast] Phantom of the Paradise (1974) — Episode 40 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Carburetors man! That’s what life is all about.” – The opening lyrics of the song Upholstery from the rock opera Phantom of the Paradise sum it all up nicely. Music is the creative juice of life and sometimes to succeed in the music business you have to deal with shady characters. In the Brian De […]

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[Trailer] “Rings” (2016): Samara Returns to Terrorize Audiences Once Again

Samara returns  to theaters on October 28, 2016, with RINGS after an eleven-year hiatus (since Ring Two 2005). Paramount has unleashed the trailer today (8/24/2016) after months (or is it years) of speculation without any official images or video of the feature film. Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and features Matilda Lutz, Alex […]

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[Podcast] AntiBirth (Fantasia 2016) — Derek Tatum Dragon Con Horror Track — Episode 004 — HNR EXTRA

Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Thomas Mariani  joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of […]

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“Terror Toons 3” (2016): Cinema Factory Inc. presents a shocking, gore filled epic

Coming August 26, 2016 from Cinema Factory Inc. and director Joe Castro is the horror feature Terror Toon 3.  The film features the legendary godfather of gore Herschell Gordon Lewis as the narrator of a wild and wicked versions of Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood. The film features Beverly Lynne and Lizzy Bordon […]

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“Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages”: New Documentary Film Sheds Light on Comic Book Fandom and Phenomenon

As you may have figured out, many of the grue-crew (well, excluding Dave Dreher) are comic books fans. We often cover the comic book films on Horror News Radio. If you are a fan of “funny books” as well, then there may be a new documentary for you. Bleeding Heart Productions is releasing a look […]

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[Podcast] The Mind’s Eye (2016) — Episode 176 — Horror News Radio

Director Joe (Almost Human) Begos returns with an independent horror opus and love letter to all things David Cronenberg. The film is called The Mind’s Eye and the influence of Scanners, Firestarter and their ilk is readily apparent. The Grue-crew dive into their thoughts about the film and their appreciation for the practical special effects. […]

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“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season”: Bonus Feature Clip “Guts & Glory”

If you’re reading  this post shortly after this article went live, there’s still time to enter to take home the Blu-ray of AMC’s The Walking Dead The Complete Sixth Season. Gruesome Magazine and Horror News Radio are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to share this exciting full season release of the most popular horror […]

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“Let’s Be Evil” (2016): A Stylistic Mix of Horror, Sci-Fi and Evil Children

The second feature from director Martin (L.A. Slasher) Owen titled Let’s Be Evil mixes horror, evil kids and sci-fi into an interesting, stylistic blend rich with color and focused on character. In many cases, the experimental approach Owen takes with the film works in interesting and fascinating ways. The color pallet is rich. And the […]

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“Shelley” (Fantasia 2016): A Little Too Deliberately Paced for its Own Good

Pregnancy can be a scary time for the mother-to-be. Her body goes through an extreme physical transformation, and hormonal fluctuations can bring about emotional and psychological changes as well. This is probably why Pregnancy Horror is such a well-mined subgenre. Shelley, currently showing as part of the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, […]

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[Podcast] Bed of the Dead (Fantasia 2016) — Nathan Ludwig from GenreBlast Film Festival — Episode 003 — HNR EXTRA

Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of […]