Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: During the annual event known as “The Purge” where all criminal acts become legal for 12 hours, including murder, five innocent citizens of Los Angeles struggle to survive the night. Led by Leo Barnes, a man set out to get revenge, the group includes a troubled couple who are fleeing a group of masked assailants and a mother and daughter escaping a mysterious group who invaded their tenement. REVIEW: The Purge: Anarchy improves on … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 67

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous Rise of the Planet of the Apes and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition for Andy Sirkis’ Oscar-worthy performance. Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for Horns and news … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 69

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As the grue-crew from Horror News Radio prepare for the awesomeness that is Rise of the Planet of the Apes, HNR hosts Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint gather together for Ninety minutes of Ape talk recapping and remembering the original five Planet of the Apes Films. They discuss the first Ape franchise which began in 1968 with Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes and ended with Roddy McDowell in Battle for … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 66

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014) is the latest horror film from director Scott (Sinister) Derrickson about a cop (Eric Bana) who discovers a strange killer who may be possessed. Dave is ecstatic that the HNR crew is finally getting back to a full-fledged theatrical horror film; however, the box office results do not support that the audience was interested in seeing a blend of The Exorcist and Seven. Dave ramps up the news of the week with The Guest, ABCs of Death … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 65

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Witching and Bitching (2013 – Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) from director Alex de la Inglesia is destined to become a cult classic. It is a brilliant horror comedy that should not be missed. Doc, Thomas and Santos give the film rave reviews spotlighting many of the film’s biggest highlights. Doc steps in once again for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with new horror trailers, a variety of horror sequel and remake … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 64

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The Human Race (2013) from director Paul Hough spins a combination of Battle Royale and Saw on its ears creating a terrifying tale that has Santos Ellin Jr. and Vixen singing its praises while Doc and Thomas are far less impressed. Kudos to Eddie McGee for portraying a complex heroic character. “Run or Die!” Doc steps in for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with Robert Englund (returning as Freddy Kruger for … Continue reading

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Film Review: About A Zombie (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a family is publicly outed for harboring a zombie after their son, Billy, is infected and turn into a flesh eating monster, a film crew arranges to document the family, their zombie son, the neighbors and a local crime boss who is out to destroy all zombies.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 63

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Willow Creek (2013) is a found footage Bigfoot movie from Bobcat Goldthwait and the HNR crew are all over it. Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson star in the film as a couple who travel into the woods near Willow Creek in search of Bigfoot…and find much, much more. Dave ramps up the news of the week with American Horror Story: Freak Show, Dracula Untold and The Following while Thomas and Santos sit back to enjoy the animated critters found in How to Train … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 62

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014) may have flopped at the weekend box office but the HNR crew are generally enthusiastic about the film, its humor and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directs and Tom Cruise stars along with Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Harbinger Down, The Stand and Rob Zombie while Santos continues with HNR’s newest segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the … Continue reading

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Interview: Actor Andy Gates – Dead Afterlife

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Every actor has a fit, a character mold, that they build their careers on and expand from, at least starting out. The bad guy, the girl next door, the cop, the angel. It is an approach to finding roles and networking that can create a successful and lucritive brand. There is a delicate balance between working a brand and being typecast. Actor Andy Gates joins us to discuss the evolution of his brand as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As the world faces an alien invasion, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in hot water as he is shipped off to the front lines deemed a deserter and a coward. On the battlefield he encounters a rarely seen enemy that sets off a series of events resulting in Cage reliving the day over and over again. With only the war-hero Rita Vrataski believing, and understanding, his fate, Cage begins to accept the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 61

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Maleficent (2014), starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley, cast its Disney shadow over the weekend box-office scoring a huge hit and the larger opening for the beautiful and talented Jolie. Taking a look at the classic Sleeping Beauty from the eyes of its antagonist, the Fairy Queen Maleficent, the film examines what is at the heart of the villain. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Summer of Fear, Friday the 13th and more Ant-Man while Santos continues … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maleficent (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When betrayed and cast aside by her true love who is corrupted by greed and power, the fairy queen Maleficent returns years later to set her vengeance and revenge upon his new born child, Aurora, by placing a horrible curse upon the princess. Following the child into hiding, Maleficent grows attached to the innocent becoming remorseful as Aurora approaches her 16th birthday, only to find it is too late to stop what she started … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 60

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) somehow, miraculously, manages to mix in the X-films (X-Men, X2, The Wolverine) and the First Class X-Men films together while simultaneously negating the negative entries in the franchise (X3 and X-Men Origins). The grue-crew revel in the film’s accomplishments and question some of the time travel shenanigans. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Hannibal Season 3,The Walking Dead and The Overlook Hotel while Santos takes on a new segment of the show, Stump … Continue reading

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Film Review: Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: As Kyle and Rachel Massy look forward to the birth of their first child, production on a TV show about their pregnancy captures a series of unexplainable and unexpected events that hint at the supernatural. After the show is canceled, due to complications, the director continues to investigate into what may be happening to Rachel and her unborn child. REVIEW: Delivery: The Beast Within from the production team of Brian Netto and Adam Schindler … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alter Ego (2014/2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A model shoot in an abandoned, old school turns horrific when death in the form of murderous dopplegangers begins to hunt down the models and the crew. REVIEW: Alter Ego (A Conjuring School) is being released as a forgotten classic from a master of Japanese horror. That master is director Takashi Shimizu, the maestro behind the Ju-On series and its U.S. counterpart The Grudge. This film first released in 2002 in Japan is finally … Continue reading

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About Doc Rotten

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.