Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 52

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Cheap Thrills (2013) from director E.L. Katz has the grue-crew in stitches and sweat. It is gruesome and funny – and thought provoking. The Black Saint admitting it is one of the best films he has seen in some time and Thomas liking it even more. Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton and David Koechner star in this  comedy thriller. Dave Dreher returns to Horror News Radio to provide this week’s Horror News of the Week giving the group … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 51

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Hazmat (2014) is only one of the films covered in this episode of Horror News Radio when Doc shares his selection for the “What Have You Been Watching” segment recorded LIVE at theMad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. Santos steps in as well to cover PMS Cop (2014) to Doc’s surprise. Oh, my. Santos and Doc also take to task a few of the live audience members asking a series of horror trivia questions in order to win one of two … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Billy Pon (Circus of the Dead)

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Director Billy Pon is heating up the internet and horror news sites with his sizzling hot marking and promotions for his upcoming killer clown opus Circus of the Dead. After the filming and editing is done, it is time to promote the film, take it to film festivals, send out press releases, push the trailer and do interviews. Some film makers take it the extra mile exploring more experimental or imaginative means of marketing their film. … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 50

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In Fear (2014) tops the 50th episode of Horror News Radio. And, HNR is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway including In Fear and No One Lives to one lucky U.S. HNR listener. Thomas Mariani returns to discuss his trip to Austin, Texas to attend South By Southwest and he shares his Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Films. Doc Rotten steps in for the under-the-weather Dave Dreher this episode for … Continue reading

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HorrorNews.Net & Horror News Radio attending The Mad Monster Party Charlotte, NC March 21-23, 2014

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HorrorNews.Net and Horror News Radio is set to descend upon Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of March 21-23, 2014 in order to participate in The Mad Monster Party horror convention. It promises to be three days of monstrous fun! The guest list is insane, the events are incredible and the film festival will not be outdone. All HorrorNews.Net readers and Horror News Radio listeners are invited to come by the HNN/HNR table to visit with … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Neil Meschino (MOLD! | Maggots)

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MOLD!, from Neil Meschino, is a spectacular micro-budget horror film that made a big impression when it played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC a few years back. The film is pure imagination, spirit and love for film on screen. It is often silly and over-the-top, but the energy is undeniable. And the film is the director’s film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating. Welcome to another … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In an old rundown movie theater, a supernatural sweetie, Penny Dreadful settles in to watch a trio of short films with her horror movie cohorts, the zombie love-sick Ned and her furry friend Wolfboy. Penny has set up three blind dates to find herself the love of her life who must first endure a frightening, gore-filled fright film: “Slash-in-the-Box,” “The Morning After” and “The Slaughter House.”

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 49

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300: Rise of the Empire (2014) is hacking and slashing its gory way through the competition at the box office this weekend. The film is spectacular in its graphics, style and star Eva Green. While the grue-crew is not in 100 percent agreement, the conversation gets into the crazed violent, abundance of bloodshed and one specific line of dialog – which cannot be repeated here. If you have seen the film, you know the one! Santos … Continue reading

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Interview: Producer Debbie Jo Hess (Horror Hotel Web Series)

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A challenging new method of releasing your  short film or brilliant new genre idea is through a WEB SERIES. But what does it take to create and launch such a beast. Producer Debbie Jo Hess, from Horror Hotel Web Series, joins Doc this week to discuss how she, along with her husband and son, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Marcus’ best friends plan a last minute bachelor party getaway to a remote island. Instead of a night of drinking and partying, the group encounter a deadly virus that consumes their flesh. Desperate for help, struggling to survive, they discover a research facility tucked away on the island and a mysterious man named Porter who may very well be…patient zero.

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Interview: Bill Oberst Jr. (Coyote – Children of Sorrow – Circus of the Dead)

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Getting work as an actor can be a tough proposition, making a name for yourself in independent films or Hollywood is even harder. But this is the dream of every actor in the business. And for those who target the horror genre, they may even want to become the next Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Cushing or Christopher. With over 100 films to his IMDb credit in six years, the guest on this … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 48

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Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014) is a modern retelling of the 1979 Aussie hit, Patrick. In the remake, Sharni Vinson steps into the lead role as the nurse taking care of the titular character who lies in a coma at a private psychiatric hospital. If you have seen the original, you know that Patrick holds a deadly, terrifying secret. The grue-crew get the opportunity to view and recap the film on this episode of Horror News Radio. … Continue reading

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Interview: Trevor Juenger (Coyote)

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Low budget film making allows its creator free reign with no boundaries or rules. Some directors, like Trevor Jeunger (Coyote), take advantage of this and make remarkable films, ones that feel dangerous where the audience is insecure about where and how far the director will take the story and his/her imagination. This freedom to go rogue is liberating for independent horror and few take as hard a look into the human psyche as the guest … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 6 – Fly Away

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In episode six of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast, your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher join the hunt as Ryan gets ever closer to his prey and things start to get a bit messy for Joe and his “family.” Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 6 – Fly Away While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 65 – Prince of Darkness

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Join us this week as we follow Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong on a metaphysical journey that will question our beliefs, our perception of reality and what is…evil. We are covering John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness on episode 65 of the Monster Movie Podcast. Throughout 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina horror host Ormon Grimsby is bringing a classic film from the Eighties straight the Doc Rotten’s door. This month, Ormon and Doc are revisiting the second … Continue reading

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Review: Bombshell Bloodbath (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Doctor Carter risks everything with each step he takes in resurrecting his recently deceased wife as he infuses his formula, Injection C-900, into the corpses stolen from the local graveyard. Every attempt only succeeds in creating hungry, flesh-eating zombies, driving the doctor closer to madness with every failure. After his daughter, Cara, tragically contracts the virus during a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong, she and her sister must take extreme measures to secure more … 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.