Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Interview: Peter Dukes – The Beast – Little Reaper

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It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, by both audiences and professionals alike, including news venues, colleges and potential distributors. “Beat the streets,” if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 47

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Knights of Badassdom (2014) from director Joe Lynch is a film with a troubled past, surviving struggles and hardships on its journey to VOD and DVD release. Despite its languishing release date, the film remains in the minds of fan anticipating its release. The HNR grue-crew tackle Knights to see if the film was worth the wait, to see if it lives up to the hype and the suspense. Thomas continues the theme with the Top … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie McRoberts (Mutantville Productions, Mad Monster Party)

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Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 5 – Reflection

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In episode five of The Following Fan Podcast, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher face off once again to breakdown the twists and turns of this ever evolving second season of Fox’s hit television show,The Following Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 5 – Reflection

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TV Review: American Horror Story: Coven (TV Series) (Season 3) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When Zoe Benson, a young teen, accidentally awakens hidden powers genetically handed down from the time of Salem and before, she is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. The academy is run by Cordelia Foxx, the daughter of the supreme, Fiona Goode. Along with her fellow classmates, Nan, Queenie and Madison, Zoe suddenly finds herself immersed in a world of witches, voodoo and the supernatural. REVIEW: With two distinctly different … Continue reading

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 001 – The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

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Welcome to the first episode of the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast with your hosts The Black Saint and Doc Rotten. Each month, the show will revisit one of the classic – or not so classic – horror films from the Seventies: b-movies, blockbusters, grindhouse gems and z-grade dreck. It’s all about the films that shaped a generation of horror fans and the future of horror films as well. For the first episode, The Black Saint has … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 46

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Robocop (2014) revisits the territory blazed by Paul Verhoeven in the 1987 original film, except watered down for a PG-13 audience. To be fair, the remake is geared more as a straight-laced action flick with heavy sci-fi overtones and one singularly frightening scene of extraordinary body-horror. What will the grue-crew think? Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes featuring films like Little Shop of Horrors, Dawn of … Continue reading

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Interview: Christine Parker – Director (Fix It In Post)

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Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Christine Parker is an indy director out of … Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Joy – Screenwriter (Dead Afterlife)

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Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Mike Joy is set … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 4 – Family Affair

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In episode four of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher breakdown the happenings in this very character driven episode and while the action may be a little subdued it is still a very intense hour. Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 4 – Family Affair (54.40min, 31.80MB) Direct Download While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut it seems that season two just might be something … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a RoboCop.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 45

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Nurse 3D is a campy, trashy but oddly entertaining new release from director Douglas Aarniokoski starring Paz de la Huerta as Abigail Russel a psychotic, murderous nurse with a passion for blood and mayhem. The HNR grue-crew review the gory, R-Rated slasher-fest. Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror featuring films like Fatal Attraction, The Devil’s Rejects and the underrated, under-appreciated Orphan. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Season Wrap Up

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Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The final episode of the fan podcast for season 3, Coven, is a thought provoking recap of the characters and shocking events that made up Coven featuring witches, voodoo, ghosts, zombies, a Minotaur … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 3 – Trust Me

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In episode three of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher lead you on a dark journey featuring  Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). The episode is full of twists, turns and plenty of shocking surprises, so many that it make trust a hard commodity to come by. While season one of FOX’s hit television show, THE FOLLOWING, was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special, more … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Emmet Brickowoski is an everyday, ordinary, Lego construction worker. He lives life as President Business wants all the citizens of Lego Land to live. It’s a peaceful life. Everything is awesome. However, President Business – or, rather, Lord Business – has other plans. He is set to rule the entire Lego universe when he unleashes the Crakle on Taco Tuesday. A small band of heroes comprising of Vitruvius, Wyldstyle, Uni-Kitty and Batman mistake Emmet … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 44

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Big Bad Wolves is a film worthy of being on anyone’s top 10 list. The film is a unique twist on the revenge film where an Israeli police officer struggles to get a confession out of a suspected child killer and resorts to horrendous, torturous methods. But nothing once the father of one of the victims steps in to extract the location of his daughter’s missing head from the suspect and frame the cop for … 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.