Author Archives: Doc Rotten

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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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 64

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Join us this week as we face down one wickedly sick Momma Voorhees in the granddaddy of all slasher films, Friday the 13th (1980). Camp Crystal Lake has attracted a new group of camp counselors to resurrect the grounds long closed after a series of horrific murders and given the nickname Camp Blood. Unbeknownst to them the killer still lurks in the woods and begins killing them off one by one. Sean S. Cunningham’s simply plotted but … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 2 – For Joe

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In episode two of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher go deep inside the episode as Ryan Hardy gets drawn deeper into the world of “The Carrollers” and Joe Carroll rediscovers the joy of the kill. While season one of THE FOLLOWING was certainly a strong debut it seems that season two just might be something special and as such worthy of its own podcast. Your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher have certainly taken … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 13

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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 episode 13 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The thirteenth episode of Coven is titled “The Seven Wonders” opening with Stevie Nicks belting out the Fleetwood Mac song The Seven Wonders as the young witches – Misty Day, Zoe, … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Bad (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Three sisters, Teig, Sirah and Lily, steal a case full of heroin from Sirah’s drug dealing boy friend. Intent on staying out of sight until it is safe to approach a potential buyer, the girls hide out in their old family home, abandoned for 10 years. Two weeks turns into a lifetime when the isolation settles in to rattle their psyche…and the ghost from their past return to haunt their souls. REVIEW: House of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 43

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Based on the box office results, Thomas serves up his Top 5 Frankenstein films to watch instead of I, Frankenstein! The film debuted at a disappointing number 6, trounced and defeated despite the efforts of star Aaron Eckhart and director Stuart Beattie. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, rally together having survived the droll I, Frankenstein as they slam the film. Santos finally convinces the crew to watch … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Golden Age of Horror – Eps 1

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It begins here! The Golden Age of Horror: A brand new podcast about Universal Monster movies and Classic Horror films from the 30s, 40s and 50s featuring two contributors to HorrorNews.Net and Horror News Radio, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten. The first episode features Dave’s favorite horror film from that era, Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931) featuring the great Bela Lugosi as the vampire Count. Jump aboard, join Dave and Doc and HorrorNews.Net as we take … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 63

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch recapped and reviewed on the Monster Movie Podcast by host Doc Rotten and special guest host Ormon Grimsby. The Monster Movie Podcast begins its year long look at horror films and monster movies from the 1980′s with one of the most controversial films of that decade, Halloween III Season of the Witch. This is the third film in a franchise about Michael Myers without actually including the unstoppable killer … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 12

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Go To Hell! That’s the title of the penultimate episode of  FX’s hit television show The American Horror Story: Coven. Queenie literally goes to hell to face off with Papa Legba for the opportunity to do in Delphine in the show’s most fascinating seqment. The show is full of surprises, shocking deaths and the best witch-bitch fight ever committed to TV screens when Misty Day unleashes her inner fury on Madison Montgomery. Beyond all that is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A weekend of camping turns into a nightmare when four partying teens become the latest set of victims for the local legend, a killer who haunts the woods. Even when they are joined by another group of campers, they find they are no match for the murderous mayhem of the Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 42

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Devil’s Due is the topic of episode 42 of Horror News Radio. The latest found footage film focuses on a cross between the Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby but ends up like a poor man’s Beyond the Door. Yes, it blows chunks barely entering the top 10 box office results for the week of its premiere. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two members of the group Radio Silence, bring their promising talent to the exorcism/Rosemary’s-Baby films. But … 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.