Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Podcast: American Horror Story Fan Podcast – Coven – Eps 01 – Bitchcraft

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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 full recap and review of American Horror Story: Coven episode 1 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The season premiere of Coven is titled “Bitchcraft” and sets up the world of Zoe (Farmiga) who discovers she is a witch and is quickly carted off to Miss Robichaux’s … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 27

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Gravity from director Alfonso Cauron is the film review this week and the hardest working actor in Hollywood, Bill Oberst, Jr., joins co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his upcoming horror films, Coyote, Circus of the Dead and DEAD afterlife. Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Plus Doc announces the winners of the latest Horror News Radio sweepstakes. Horror News Radio The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 27 … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 26

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Director Adam Rifkin joins co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his upcoming horror film, Director’s Cut, featuring Penn Jillette. “Help make Penn a bad guy” is the tag line of their crowd funding campaign at Fundanything.com/Penn. Vixen offers up the recommendation this week, Prisoners, Doc reviews Fright Night 2: New Blood and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Plus one more week for the exciting giveaway this week. Horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Charlie Brewster lands in Romania along with fellow students “Evil” Ed, his best friend, and Amy, his one-time girlfriend. Charlie soon suspects that his teacher, Gerri Dandrige, is a vampire. REVIEW:

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 57

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Slashers, Stephen King, Jason, Freddy and Clive Barker, beyond Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser lies a graveyard of forgotten gems, underrated classics and much loved worst films ever. It’s the Eighties and co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos Ellin, Jr. and guest-host, Fearshop.com Mike are joining forces to take a look at their favorite Horror Films from the goriest decade of terror, from 1980 to 1989.  Get Ready! Monster Movie Podcast Episode 57– Top 10 Horror Films … Continue reading

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Contest: Win Fright Night 2 – New Blood on Blu-ray

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HorrorNews.Net and the grue-crew at Horror News Radio podcast are teaming up with the guys behind Fright Night 2: New Blood to give away 2 copies of the blu-ray. The sweepstakes is currently underway beginning with the release of episode 25 of Horror News Radio – the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast. Participating is easy. Just send your name and address in an email to docrotten [at] horrornews.net with “Fright Night 2″ in the subject line. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gravity (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle. With only their wits and ingenuity to arm them, they race against time to navigate to a nearby Space Station with the barest of technology at their disposal and little hope to returning home. REVIEW: Gravity, from Alfonso Cauron, is a stunning, masterful slice of cinema, a must see. The film is … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 25

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FX Legend, Director Robert Kurtzman joins co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his new Haunted Attraction, Mad FX Lab, and his school the Kurtzman Institute of Art. Thomas offers up the recommendation this week, The East, and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Doc has another exciting giveaway this week as well. Woot! Horror News Radio The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 25 – Robert Kurtzman Interview … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Insidious: What’s in a sequel

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Insidious Chapter 2 is enjoying remarkable box office success on its opening weekend, bringing in a whopping $42 million on a small $5 million budget. Incredible. The reviews have been mixed as best, however. At the time of this writing, the film has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 39% on Metacritic and a B+ on CinemaScore. Listening to episode 24 of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, you will hear hosts The Black Saint and Thomas … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 24

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Insidious Chapter 2 is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen do not agree on how good or bad the film is. James Wan has delivered a direct follow up to his monster hit, Insidious (2011), but is it too convoluted a successor or is it an incredibly scary follow-up. Check out the podcast to find out. Thomas offers up the recommendation this week, the dark, comedy-horror … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 23

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Riddick is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen all dump on the third film in the Riddick franchise. Ugh. But, before we get to that, Tom Savini and Rick Danford are here to talk about their upcoming project, Tom Savini’s Death Island. Vixen offers up her recommendation this week, the micro-budget film, Coyote, and Dave delves into the horror news of the week. The Official HorrorNews.Net … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 56

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Slashers, Stephen King, Jason, Freddy and James Cameron, beyond Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser lies a graveyard of forgotten gems, underrated classics and much loved worst films ever. It’s the Eighties and co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos Ellin, Jr. and guest-host, Fearshop.com Mike are joining forces to take a look at their favorite Horror Films from the goriest decade of terror, from 1980 to 1989.  Get Ready! Monster Movie Podcast Episode 56– Top 10 Horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coyote (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Bill is a troubled writer who has developed a debilitating case of insomnia. After weeks of sleep deprivation, Bill begins to become increasingly unhinged until paranoia and hallucinations alter his reality. His fear, temper and anger take over until he can no longer tell what is real and what is in his mind. As his world crumbles, Bill becomes more and more violent leading to bloodshed and terror. REVIEW: As described by its lead … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 22

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The World’s End is the third in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in key roles. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the  film addressing the expectations, inspirations and hilarity. Dave returns each and every episode with the horror news of the week and Doc has some site updates with this week’s HorrorNews.Net Podcast house cleaning. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 22 – The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conspiracy (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When the subject of their “conspiracy theory” documentary, an outspoken theorist Terrance G, suddenly goes missing, Aaron and Jim find themselves drawn into a far deeper mystery than they ever could have imagined. Confiscating the paper clippings and personal notes from Terrance’s apartment, Aaron begins to piece together evidence that leads him to a secret society called the Tarsus Club. Jim reluctantly follows Aaron on a fool’s journey fearing for his best friend’s sanity … Continue reading

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Film Review: Saturday Morning Mystery (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A struggling group of paranormal investigators get the chance of their careers when offered the opportunity to debunk – or prove – the allegedly supernatural events surrounding an abandoned “haunted” mansion. REVIEW: “Ruh Roh” Shaggy, this looks very familiar. Director Spencer Parsons’ latest film, Saturday Morning Mystery begins as a live action parody – or homage, perhaps – of the Scooby-Doo cartoons. The film makers celebrate this comparison to its greatest benefit. They make … 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.