Author Archives: Doc Rotten

Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 21

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You’re Next has descended upon audiences providing screams, laughs and mayhem. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the  film with Thomas declaring it an instant cult classic. We also have Alan Tuskes, one of the FX artists on You’re Next, on board with the inside scoop on the gore and make-up. Dave fires up the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has the winners of the … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 20

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Kick-Ass 2 is yet another Summer film that has the grue-crew divided on their opinions with not everyone on board enjoying the return of Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Chris D’Amico. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the graphic, brutal and funny super-hero film. We also have Jay Lee, the director of Alyce Kills, joining us to discuss his film out on DVD August, 20, 2013. Dave fires up the crypt-keepers with the horror … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 55

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B-Movie drive-ins, blacksploitation, grindhouse and Roger Corman, beyond Jaws, The Exorcist and Halloween lies a graveyard of forgotten gems, underrated classics and much loved worst films ever. It’s the Seventies and co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos Ellin, Jr. are joining forces to take a look at their favorite Horror Films from the grooviest decade of terror, from 1970 to 1979.  Get Ready! Monster Movie Podcast Episode 55– Top 10 Horror Films of the 1970′s, Part 2 (71min, 33.30MB) Direct Download

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 19

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Elysium, it is either the best or worst science fiction summer film of 2013. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen debate the good, the bad and god-awful with Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9. Before the grue-crew lash, loath and love the film starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, the guys (and gal) are joined by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka from Midnight Syndicate to discuss their latest CD, … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Resurrection (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After a hit and run that claims his brother’s life, Eli spirals into paranoia and depression until he begins to believe that his brother will return from the dead to take the lives of those responsible for his death. Eli confronts Brandon, the jock at his high school who is believed to be behind the wheel that tragic night. The resulting altercation sets Eli in front of the school’s guidance councilor, Jessie, while Brandon … Continue reading

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Top Ten Paranormal Investigators in Film

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The Conjuring is officially a summer blockbuster, taking in over $107 Million in the U.S. alone (as of August 10, 2013), a phenomenal feat for a supernatural film coming out mid-summer amongst a bevy of big-budget tent pole films with big stars attached. James Wan is a master of suspense and fear with Insidious, Saw and the often overlooked Dead Silence behind him. With The Conjuring, James Wan and writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elysium (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The Earth is a hive of poverty in 2154 where the wealthy and powerful live in an orbiting space station called Elysium, free from disease and hunger. Where the majority of humanity lives in crowded cities struggling to keep low paying jobs and finding their next meal on the ruined planet below, the population above live a life of luxury, peace and freedom. Max DeCosta dreams of reaching Elysium with his childhood sweetheart, Frey … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 18

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Viktor Frankenstein Lives! Frankenstein’s Army unleashes an legion of monsters upon a Russian battalion in Richard Raaphorst’s low-budget horror film. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, bizarre creatures and found-footage. After the review, director BJ McDonnell joins the grue-crew to discuss Hatchet III coming out soon on DVD and Blu-ray. Then, Dave brings us the horror news of the week while Doc announced the winner of the Twixt Blu-ray giveaway. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hammer of the Gods (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When a Viking king is gravely wounded in battle fending off an approaching army, he sends his son Steinar on a quest to locate his missing older brother, Hakan the Ferocious. King Bagsecg insists that Steinar must return with the son who can save the clan from the enemy barking at their heels. REVIEW: Between Thor and Game of Thrones, Vikings are gaining in popularity in modern entertainment. Taking advantage of the surge in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wolverine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Living in isolation since the death of his beloved Jean Grey, at his own claws, the mutant Logan is plagued by nightmares and self doubt. But Logan cannot hide from the world forever. A young woman named Yukio locates him in the Yukon convincing him to return with her to Japan to say goodbye to a dying friend from long ago. That friend is Master Yashida, a man Logan saved from the bombing of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 54

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B-Movie drive-ins, blacksploitation, grindhouse and Roger Corman, beyond Jaws, The Exorcist and Halloween lies a graveyard of forgotten gems, underrated classics and much loved worst films ever. It’s the Seventies and co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos Ellin, Jr. are joining forces to take a look at their favorite Horror Films from the grooviest decade of terror, from 1970 to 1979.  Get Ready! Monster Movie Podcast Episode 54– Top 10 Horror Films of the 1970′s, Part 1 (67min, 31.44MB) Direct Download … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 17

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Snikt! The Wolverine brings the merry Marvel mutants back to the forefront with the second solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Logan. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Mangold. After the review, screenwriter (and HorrorNews.Net Manager) Mike Joy joins the grue-crew to discuss his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. And don’t forget to hang around as Doc announces another contest. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast … Continue reading

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Film Review: No One Lives (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple struggling with trust issues and a souring relationship encounters a band of rough necks in a local pub. When a pair of the criminal crew goes rogue, kidnapping the girl and leaving the man for dead, they unknowingly awaken an evil they are unprepared to handle. Ruthless, vicious and deadly, the man traps, tortures and murders the kidnappers one-by-one. It comes down to killer versus killer where no one wins, no … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 53

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The old dark house. The creepy dilapidated manor. The remote isolate hotel. Haunted Houses! The idea fascinates audiences, directors and screen writers creating one of the most chilling of horror sub-genres. James Wan’s latest film, The Conjuring, is a brilliant example of a haunted house film…and more. Co-hosts, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani, join together to run through their lists of Top 10 Haunted House films. The Shining. Poltergeist. The Haunting. Ghost, spirits, demons and Jack Nicholson. Get Ready! … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 16

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The Conjuring scares up boffo-box this weekend, smashing records and trouncing the competition. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Wan. #ScaryAsHell Indeed! Dave steps in to bring the horror news of the week and Doc announces another contest. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 16 – The Conjuring (105min, 48.52MB) Direct Download Ed and Lorraine Warren are the original ghost hunters seen as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Twixt (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is a successful writer struggling with his own personal demons. His personal life and professional career are slipping through his fingers as he desperately searches for a path towards rescue. A recent tragedy has put his mental state and his marriage in jeopardy; his complacency with his own writing has left him uninspired. He is at a crossroads as he arrives in a small town on a book tour promoting … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 15.5

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SDCC 2013 is the topic for this special episode as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani recap and discuss many of the hot topics out of SDCC this year from the Marvel panel to the DC panel to Godzilla to The Walking Dead. Incredible, exciting news from movies, TV and collectables. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 15.5 – SDCC 2013 (60min, 27.89MB) Direct Download To start things off, Doc, Thomas and Dave dive right into the extraordinary Marvel … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 52

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it is finally here, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, an impassioned ode to Kaiju, Anime and giant robot films. Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani climb aboard Gipsy Danger to discuss and debate the films and career of Guillermo del Toro from Cronos to Blade II to Hellboy and beyond. Doc and Thomas discover themes abound and monsters in every corner: vampires, aliens, creatures from hell, ghosts and giant monsters. The multitude of reasons del Toro is a fan boy favorite is explored. … Continue reading

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Film Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Boston police officer Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself on the wrong end of his corrupt partner’s gun barrel when he decides to turn in evidence the pair lifted at a recent bust. Upon realizing he did not survive the fatal shot to his face, Walker avoids judgment when the R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) recruits him to hunt down the dead that have escaped hell to return to Earth as monsters, called deados. … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 15

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Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka  to battle cinema’s most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It’s giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all of the grue-crew agree? Tempers rise, opinions sail and someone mentions Grown Ups 2. WTF? … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 14

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American Horror Story: Asylum star Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and The Collection star Josh Stewart spend some time with Doc Rotten. It is interview week as co-hosts Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen take a breather preparing for Pacific Rim and The Conjuring over the next few weeks. Doc Rotten provides two interviews for episode 14 gathered at the Blood at the Beach horror convention this past spring in Virginia Beach, VA. Pay close attention and … 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.