Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 08 – The Sacred Taking

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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 8 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The eighth episode of Coven is titled “The Sacred Taking” is all about the resurrection of Fiona Good, except she never has to die to be…reborn. She’s back, and up to … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 35

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Oldboy is the review of the week – the latest film from Spike Lee, and the remake of the 2003 Korean film from Chan-wook Park. Before the grue-crew dive into the deviant manipulations guiding the life of Josh Brolin’s Joe Doucett, we cover the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. It is an episode full of zombie shocks and jaw-dropping twists.

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Film Review: Christmas with the Dead (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After a freak space storm turns the population of Mud Creek, Texas, into raving “snappers,” Calvin, a lone survivor, will never be able to give his now undead wife the perfect Christmas. He unfettered determination leads him to cross paths with G.M., zombie hunter, and a group of insane asylum inmates looking to feed Calvin and G.M. to the hungry monsters. REVIEW: Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time for Christmas with the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 34

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Contracted has the grue-crew squirming in their seats as the lead character, Samantha, contracts an STD that has her hemorrhaging blood, losing teeth and fingernails and…wait for it…pissing maggots. As the stomach turns. As Thomas shares, most people have a deep rooted fear of the human body, more specifically what can go wrong with the human body: Body Horror, Cronenberg style.

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 07 – The Dead

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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 7 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The seventh episode of Coven is titled “The Dead” with Danny Huston bringing film noir and jazz to the scene playing the historical serial killer from 1919 New Orleans, The Axeman. … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 33

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Macabre bathes its audience in blood. Buckets and buckets of blood. Shareefa Daanish creates a frightening new monster in Dara, the stone-faced, ice-queen of terror: The Mother of all Horror.Chainsaws, decapitations, astonishing gore and bloodied baby skulls are just the beginning. Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (co-director of the Save Haven segment of VHS2) direct this 2009 Indonesian gore-fest getting its US release in 2013.

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Film Review: Red 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. When Frank and Marvin are named in a leaked document stating their involvement in a secret covert … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 06 – The Axeman Cometh

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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 6 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The sixth episode of Coven is titled “The Axeman Cometh” and Danny Huston bring film noir and jazz to the scene playing the historical serial killer from 1919 New Orleans, The … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 32

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Thor The Dark World lights up the box office taking in over 86 million in the U.S alone – over 300 million globally in its first two weeks. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman return as Thor and Jane Foster while Tom Hiddleston steals the film and all of the Marvel Universe as the ever-popular Loki. All of Asgard may fall to Malekith while the god of thunder tries to win the heart of a beautiful woman … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 05 – Burn Witch Burn

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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 5 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The forth episode of Coven is titled “Burn Witch Burn” and the plot goes all crazy with graphic gore, creepy twists and turns and a devastating betrayal. Coven continues on track … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thor The Dark World (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After the events in Avengers, Thor returns Loki to Asgard to be sentenced by Odin. Thor pines for Jane Foster, who remains on Midgard. While Thor continues to reunite the Nine Realms after the destruction of the Rainbow Bridge, the dark elf Malekith is reawakened to renew his centuries old quest to return the universe into darkness.

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Film Review: White House Down (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: U.S. Capitol Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) looking to secure his dream job of joining the Secret Service – and to impress his estranged daughter, Emily (Joey King) – arrives at the White House for the interview just as a paramilitary group of terrorists attack and seize the building, including President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). REVIEW: White House Down from director Roland (Godzilla, Independence Day, 2012) Emmerich is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 31

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Ender’s Game is finally here, 28 years in the making. Gavin Hood directs Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the teen friendly Sci-Fi adventure. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen have mixed feelings on the results. Some of it works for most all the grue-crew while many have issues with the pacing, the characters and, in Dave’s case, the film altogether. Doc tries to defend Ender’s Game with only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Seventy years after an invasion of Earth by an alien race known as Formics, young Ender Wiggin may be the human race’s last hope for survival. One man, Mazer Rackham, stopped the invasion years ago, now Ender trains under the guidance of Colonel Graff to lead the fleet in an offensive strategy to prevent another attack. This is Ender’s Game. REVIEW: Gavin Hood, the director behind X-Men Origins: Wolverine, tackles Orson Scott Card’s Hugo Award … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 30

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It’s “Hell on Earth” as Clifton Collins and Clancy Brown lead the cast in Hellbenders, featuring a group of sinning priests and pastors who are ready to take on the devil in ways normal clergy cannot. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen rant and trash the latest Horror comedy to tackle the exorcists and possession sub-genre themes.  Dave continues with the Horror News of the Week while Thomas shares his … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 04 – Fearful Pranks Ensue

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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 4 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The forth episode of Coven is titled “Fearful Pranks Ensue” and it may very well be the craziest, zaniest, most bizarre and shocking episode of American Horror Story since…uh…last week. “This … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 59

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Happy Halloween! What films do you watch each October? That is a question that fascinated Doc and this week’s co-host, Dave Dreher. So, the two joined forces and compiled a list of eight (8) horror films they watch each October to celebrate Halloween. Classic with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. along with newer films like the terrific anthology film, Trick R Treat. Doc and Dave sit back for an hour and reminisce about … Continue reading

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TV: Dracula (NBC – 2013)

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NBC’s Dracula premiere’s tonight, October 25, 2013, and the good Doctor (Doc Rotten) has already caught the Pilot episode. Let’s start off by saying the show looks great, strong production values and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an elegant and handsome Dracula.The show is a co-production between NBC/Universal and BBC – who more perfect to bring Bram Stoker vampire count to the small screen? But, the show lacks a healthy dose of “scary” despite a promising … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 03 – The Replacements

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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 3 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The third episode of Coven is titled “The Replacements” and it may very well be the craziest, zaniest, most bizarre and shocking episode of American Horror Story ever. It’s insane: Minotaur … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 29

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This week, Carrie White goes all super-supernatural on the grue-crew with the release of the Carrie remake from Kimberly Peirce, starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen rant and trash the remake of the Brian De Palma classic wondering what the hell the studio was really trying to accomplish. Instead of a thrilling retelling of the classic Stephen King story, they deliver a mediocre rehash of the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 58

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Remakes are a touchy subject with horror fans. For every Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986) and Verbinski’s The Ring (2002), there are dozens of films that remake a classic horror film with little reasoning and imagination. For this week, coinciding with the release of the Carrie (2013) remake, Doc Rotten and guest-host, Dave Dreher from Horror News Radio, take a look at 8 horror films that Hollywood could successfully remake. Monster Movie … 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.