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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 11

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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 11 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The eleventh episode of Coven is titled “Protect the Coven” which spotlights the return of Delphine ...

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Film Review: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant Jack Ryan is critically wounded while serving in Afghanistan while saving two of his own men when their helicopter is shot down. His heroism attracts the attention of Thomas Harper of the CIA who recruits him for his ethics, patriotism and, most importantly, his ability to recognize complex patterns. Ten years later, Ryan uncovers a plot to ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 41

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Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Green Inferno are only a few of The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2104 as the grue crew take a first of the year look at the films set to hit the theaters throughout the year. What film are you looking most forward too? Is it on the HNR ...

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 10

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American Horror Story returns with the much anticipated episode 10 featuring a high profile guest star, The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks. Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani are back to recap and review the show with the latest American Horror Story Fan Podcast diving into each detail and shocking twists and turns. And this episode is ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 40

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is rocking near the top of the box office its opening weekend as it works hard to both entertain its audience and rebuild the Paranormal Activity franchise after the disappointing reviews for Paranormal Activity 4 (2012). Adding some Latin flavor for this side project, The Marked Ones surprises it audience with how buried within the ...

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 62

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Smaug, Annabelle and the Zombots from Frankenstein’s Army, just a few of the top 10 monsters from the movies for 2013 from the reunited team of Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani on episode 61 of the Monster Movie Podcast. That’s right Thomas is back after a long hiatus from the show to bring his list of the best cinematic creatures ...

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Dracula Season 1 Episode 7 – Servant to Two Masters

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Dracula returns to NBC on January 3rd, 2014 with episode 7, “Servant to Two Masters.” Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Alexander Grayson, an American entrepreneur bringing the invention of electricity to London, England in the late 1800’s. Unknown to all but Grayson’s trusted companion, R.M. Renfield (Nonso Anozie), the American is actually Dracula in disguise in a complicated plot to undermine ...

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Shortly after Jesse and Hector graduate high school, the teens witness fellow classmate Oscar racing from the apartment of Anna, a neighbor who is rumored to be a bruja. When the suspected witch is later discovered dead, Jesse and Hector, along with Marisol, investigate the woman’s apartment only to discover pictures of Jesse lying in a ritualistic black magic ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 39

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THE BEST HORROR FILMS OF 2013 “Either way, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.” – Gravity, dir. Alfonso Cauron “Want to play a game of hide and clap?” – The Conjuring, dir. James Wan

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Film Review: Open Grave (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A wounded man suffering from amnesia, awakens in a large open grave full of dead bodies. Upon his escape he encounters a group of fellow “lost” individuals; he does not know who is friend, who is foe or if he himself is good…or evil. As memories slowly return, he may not want to know the whole truth. REVIEW: Open ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 38

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The Most Disappointing Genre Films of 2013. The past year contains far too many candidates for this unpleasant distinction from overblown, overwrought blockbusters, to head-scratching remakes, to painfully trite low-budget independent features. The Lone Ranger, Carrie and Night of the Naked Dead are just a few of the bombs of the past twelve months and you grue-crew brave the memories ...

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Film Review: The Blood Let (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Gus, the resident manager of The Royal Vista Apartments, finds himself face to face with the supernatural as many of the tenants begin turning up dead. When the owner pressures him to rent the now empty apartments, Gus mistakenly rents the vacancies to a pair of vampires.

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