Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 37

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“I am King Under the Mountain! I am fire… I am DEATH!” – Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,  as adapted by Peter Jackson, blazes through the screens this holiday season with its collection of hobbits, dwarves, wizards and elves facing down the fire breathing dragon, Smaug.

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Gandolf the Grey continues to lead Bilbo Baggins, Thorin and the band of dwarves to reclaim Erebor from the fire breathing dragon, Smaug. REVIEW: With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson continues the adventures of the courageous Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, in the second in the trilogy of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novel. There is no doubt Jackson is a master story teller, film maker and director with this film being … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 60

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What is your favorite Giant Monster Movie? That is the question co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher examine in this episode of the Monster Movie Podcast. Taking a look back at their favorite horror and science fictions films that feature giant versions of spiders, ants, bears and even humans, Doc and Dave discuss eight films that illustrate a variety of ways simple creatures are mutated into monstrous, hungry beasts. “Science is agreed. That unless something … Continue reading

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Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 09 – Head

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American Horror Story: Coven ends its mid-season finale with shocking twists, explosive violence and plenty of blood and gore. Take some time to listen to co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani recap and review “Head” episode 9 of American Horror Story: Coven. The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven Episode 09 –  Head (55.08min, 31.24MB) Direct Download There’s a lot of “Head” in this episode giving Doc and Thomas tons of material to discuss and … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 36

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The Banshee Chapter is the review of the week in which Ted (Silence of the Lambs) Levine plays a Hunter S. Thompson inspired writer who leads the film’s protagonist on a hallucinogenic  journey into horror. Blair Erickson directs this conspiracy theory fueled, found-footage inspired scare fest with enough scares, jumps and screams to test the strongest of hearts.

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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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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.