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Doc Rotten, film critic for HorrorNews.Net, is also the host of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, the Monster Movie Podcast and Shock Treatment: The American Horror Story Fan Podcast. Read more from Doc Rotten at DocRotten.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: 70s Frankenstein’s Monster

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One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created ...

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Film Review: Evidence of a Haunting (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Evidence of a Haunting follows a small group of Texas paranormal investigators – Rayne, Sam, Tor, Father Bowden, Echo and Shelly – filming three adventures for their reality TV show where they encounter a variety of entities, spirits and ghosts. During the final chapter, their investigation run head on into a demon that dwells in the underground tunnels beneath ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 117 – i-Lived

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Following director Franck Khalfoun to his most recent film, i-Lived, a tale of Faustian proportions. The Grue-crew dive into reviewing the DVD/VOD release (out July 3, 2015) from XLRator exploring the idea of a mobile app that has a dastardly, devilish agenda. Poor Josh (Jeremiah Watkins) has no idea what he is in store for. Dun-Dun-Duuunn!! Dave dishes a new plate ...

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Film Revew: War of the Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: During World War II, a squadron of American and Finnish soldiers encounter a Nazi strong hold in the Russian forest. Before long, they discover that the German scientists have been experimenting on the local population attempting to create the ultimate undying warrior to reinforce their front lines making them unbeatable. However, their experiments turned against them and now the ...

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Film Review: Four Boxes (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Partners in crime, Trevor (Justin Kirk) and Rob (Sam Rosen), begin work on their next job: liquidating the possessions of a recently deceased suburbanite. Things get complicated when Amber, Rob’s current girlfriend and Trevor’s ex, a young redhead named Amber (Terryn Westbrook), enters into the fray. The love triangle is further twisted when they become obsessed with an web-cam ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 116 – The Nightmare – Scares that Care

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The Grue-crew climb into the dreamlike world of Rodney Ascher’s documentary about sleep paralysis, THE NIGHTMARE (2015). Following a small group of subjects relating their experiences of horrifying nightmares and being frozen in their beds, unable to move, unable to scream, sometimes unable to breathe. Paired with this are a series of reenactments that are, at times, as scary as any ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 115 – Jurassic World – Game of Thrones

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The park is open! JURASSIC WORLD conquers the global box office breaking records all around. The Grue-crew chime in with their review of this monster hit. The film is director by Colin Trevorrow featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson and Jake Johnson. Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Secondo – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 3

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“I’m not here for the monster. Not my house, not my fire. I’m here for Will Graham” – Jack Crawford shares with Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, continues with “Secondo.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviews of the third episode of Hannibal Season 3 ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Secondo – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 3

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“On my memory palace?  Its door at the center of my mind. And here you are feeling for the latch.” – Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Will Graham heads to the one place Hannibal cannot follow, home. Will meets new cast member Tao Okamoto as Chiyo and her secret hidden in the wine cellar. Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Primavera – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 2

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“I met him 20 years ago. Il Mostro, the Monster of Florence” – Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, continues with “Primavera.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviews of the second episode of Hannibal Season 3 that aired June 11, 2015. HORROR NEWS TV ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Primavera – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 2

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“This is my design. A valentine written on a broken man.” – Will Graham. After that line, all hell break loose in what may be the most frightening, graphic scene on modern television. With Primavera, Will Graham returns to meet Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi (Fortunato Cerlino) in Italy on the trail of Hannibal Lecter, known by Pazzi as Il Monstro, the ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Antipasto – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 1

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“Are you here to twist me into an uncomfortable position?” – Hannibal Lecter as Dr. Fell. The much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is finally here – “Antipasto.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviewss of the episode of Hannibal that aired June 4, 2015. HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL ...

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Antipasto – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 1

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“My husband has a very sophisticated palate. He’s very particular about how I taste.” – Bedelia Du Maurier. The much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is finally here – “Antipasto.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their first impressions of the episode of Hannibal that aired June 4, 2015. HORROR NEWS ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 114 – Insidious Chapter 3 – We Are Still Here

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Leigh Whannell steps into the director’s chair for the latest James Wan productions, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3. Santos starts the reviews off with a surprising positive review of latest film starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter and Hayley Kiyoko. For the “What Have You Been Watching” segment, the grue-crew review the ...

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Hannibal Il Monstro T-Shirt Giveaway from TeePublic

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Hannibal is the best horror on TV and the third season is raising the bar with every episode. The latest episode, Primavera, contains some of the sickest, creepiest imagery on Network television – ever. The stuff of nightmares. To celebrate, TeePublic is teaming up with Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast and the Hannibal Fan Podcast to provide an exclusive ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 113 – San Andreas

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson stars in this year’s apocalyptic CGI-laden disaster film, SAN ANDREAS from director Brad Peyton and writer Carlton Cuse. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson support the special effects and the Rock as Super-Dad. The film is stupid in so many ways but manages to be awesome regardless of the most insane destruction ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 112 – Poltergeist

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Two genre films launch into theaters this weekend. The Grue-crew dive into the remake of Poltergeist featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris and Jane Adams from director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Dave and Thomas crack open the secrets found in the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland featuring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 111 – Mad Max: Fury Road

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Despite amounting to little more than an extended chase scene, George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD offers a complex and engaging fully realized apocalyptic world full of imagination and insanity. From Max to Furiosa to Immortan Joe to Nux, the visuals are incredible and the action is something that has never been seen before. “What A Day! What A Lovely ...

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970s – Episode 17 – Disaster Films – Airport – The Poseidon Adventure – Earthquake – The Towering Inferno

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Airport from 1970 was not the first “disaster film” but it was a monster box office hit that ignited a series of disaster films throughout the Seventies until the spoof Airplane (1980) would put it all to rest 10 years later. With the release of San Andreas (2015), Decades of Horror ’70 takes a look at four of the major ...

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Podcast: Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast – Countdown to Season 3 Part 1

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“You have a very good butcher.” – Guest at party. “I do indeed” – Hannibal Lecter. The trailer for Season 3 highlights dozens of chilling and exciting moments from the upcoming and much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL. Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to begin a two part countdown building up ...

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