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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.

Film Review: Stoker (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After the death of her father, a privileged and disturbed teen meets her Uncle Charlie who changes the direction of her life forever as she slowly unravels her family’s dark, hidden mysteries. REVIEW: Stoker is a captivating and disturbing family portrait of horror and understated violence. Director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Thirst), along …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 12

“BRAINS!” zombies, zombies, zombies! World War Z is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani deconstruct, defend and destroy the watered down zombie-action blockbuster featuring the talents of Brad Bitt. … Dave steps in to re-animate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. There’s one more week …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 11

It’s the end of the word and the apocalypse has never been funnier! This is the End is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen all give the film high praise and adoration. Could it be the most absurd horror comedy in decades? Will Michael Cera gets his revenge? The gang cover …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 10

Utopian future meets A Clockwork Orange home invasion with The Purge as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the latest horror thriller to take the top spot in the weekend box office. James DeMonaco’s film starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headly grabs an impressive 34 million its opening weekend making it a surprise summer blockbuster. “Who’da’thunk’it?” So, what …

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Interview: Naomi Grossman, Pepper from American Horror Story Asylum

This past May 10th, 2013, Doc Rotten sat down with Naomi Grossman, who plays Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum, at the Blood at the Beach 3 convention in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The character, Pepper, was introduced in the first episode as Journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) entered Briarcliff Mental Institution for the first time. Her introduction set the tone for the series and astonished …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 09

Found footage meets horror anthology again with V/H/S/2 as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the sequel coming out June 6 on VOD and in July in a theater near you from Magnet Releasing. An impressive gathering of young horror directors unite to film a series of shorts that include zombies, aliens, ghosts, demons and a …

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Film Review: Now You See Me (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Four struggling magicians, Atlas, McKinney, Henley Reeves and Jack Wilder, unite to form a super group that takes Las Vegas, the entertainment industry and the nation by storm. They become an overnight sensation when they seemly rob a French bank right in front of a captivated crowd in Nevada and then give all the stolen money to …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 08

It’s all about Maniac: Joe Spinell versus Elisha Wood as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the William Lustig 1980 classic and the fascinating new remake from Franck Khalfoun. Then Dave Dreher surprises the entire cast by introducing special effects legend Tom Savini as special guest host to discuss secrets and stories behind …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 07

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani boldly go where no HorrorNews.Net podcaster has gone before…deep into space with J.J. Abrams and his latest feature Star Trek Into Darkness with the return of Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones McCoy and the crew of the Enterprise facing the deadly threat of John Harrison also known as…[shut your mouth]. Ah! …

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 50

Featuring Marvel Studios – Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Captain American. The Avengers. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This is episode 50 as Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani celebrate the modern cinema juggernaut known as Marvel Studios. Iron Man. The Hulk. Thor. Captain America. The Avengers. Never before has a film company accomplished what Marvel Studios has in its universe building. Doc and …

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Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The crew of the Starship Enterprise follow Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) on a desperate mission to capture Commander John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a Starfleet agent who has gone rogue. Their adventure takes them to the far edges of federation space onto the doorstep …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 06

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani welcome director Patrick Rae to the podcast to discuss his film Nailbiter coming out May 28, 2013 on DVD/BluRay. The guys also talk about this week’s limited theatrical/VOD releasse of Eli Roth’s Aftershock. Dave brings the news and Doc shares his visit to the Blood at the Beach III convention …

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