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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: 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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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 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 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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