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] The Neighbor (2016) — The Disappointments Room (2016) — Episode 180 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew follow director Marcus Dunstan and writer Patrick Melton across the yard to visit The Neighbor, the latest feature from the team behind The Collector and The Collection. This go around Josh Stewart faces the horrors of Bill Engvall as the evil next door. Alex Essoe co-stars as Stewart’s love interest and Luke Edwards […]

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“Night of Something Strange” (GenreBlast 2016): Offensive In Every Way, Entertaining With Every Frame

Director Jonathan Straiton, along with co-writers Ron Bonk and Mean Gene, may have created the most distasteful, objectionable and vulgar horror film of the past decade. And, it is absolutely magnificent. The film is Night of Something Strange and it should not be missed. It will offend everyone in some shape or form. Count on […]

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“Blair Witch Project”: Lionsgate Petitioned to Release an Extended Version of the Ground Breaking Film

Over at Found Footage Critic, Michael Steinberg and his team have begun a petition to get the director’s extended cut of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT released to Blu-Ray. Director Eduardo Sanchez is looking to expand the film using shots from over 19 hours of edition footage to include  story elements that did not make it […]

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[Podcast] Dragon Con (2016) — Morgan (2016) — Yoga Hosers (2016) — Episode 179 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew have been transformed. The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten – along with Decades of Horror friends Bill Mulligan and award-winning director Christopher G. Moore made their way to Dragon Con 2016 to participate  on a number of the panels scattered throughout the Horror Track. Aside from Christopher G. Moore, a frequent […]

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Support Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror and Gruesome Magazine with Patreon

Grue-believers,  you can now help the Grue-crew continue to provide you with the best podcasts (Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror, and American Horror Story Fan Podcast), film reviews, horror news content and more at the new GRUESOME MAGAZINE PATREON page.  Through Patreon, you can help support Gruesome Magazine & the Grue-crew by  becoming a […]

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[Podcast] Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) — Episode 89 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“Some folks have a strange idea of entertainment.” – For Tom McLoughlin’s installment of the F13 franchise,  Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI,  Bob Larkin takes the role of Martin the Caretaker, replacing Crazy Ralph and providing a series of great lines such as this. The witty script sets the tone for a lively […]

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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 […]