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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.

Film Review: Stake Land (2011)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: In an instant, Martin’s teenage world is turned upside down. Before he and his family can escape the ravages of an apocalyptic world overrun by viscous, hungry vampires, Martin’s entire family is slaughtered. The only thing between him and certain death is a mysterious vampire hunter named Mister (Nick Damici) who takes Martin (Connor Paolo) under his …

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Film Review: XII (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Judge. Jury. Executioner. A convicted felon named Leonard Karlsson is released on parole after years of imprisonment, but not before the other inmates attack him and horribly scar his face. Once free, he begins a horrific series of murders seeking revenge on the twelve jurors who convicted him. One by one, he tortures and strips his …

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Film Review: Ex Machina (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. REVIEW: Ex Machina is the best, most intelligent, imaginative and inventive Frankenstein telling to date, a Modern Prometheus for the new millennia. While not an adaptation of the Mary Shelley literary classic, the comparisons are …

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Podcast: The Golden Age of Horror – Eps 1

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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Film Review: The Quiet Ones (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Videographer Brian McNeil is asked to join Oxford Profressor Joseph Coupland and his group of Quiet Ones, a small group of trusted students who help him investigate the supernatural. Coupland needs Brian to record their experiments involving a young girl, Jane Harper, who is prone to unexplained projections similar to those described as poltergeist activity. Coupland …

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Film Review: Madison County (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Madison County is the home of a local legend, tales of a series of gruesome murders committed by a ruthless, horrifying mass murderer named Damien. Fascinated by the stories and rumors, a group of college kids contact the author of a revealing book about Damien and travel to Madison County for an interview. Upon arriving in Madison County, they …

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Film Review: Book of Life (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. REVIEW: Book of Life, a supernatural-tinged animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, is pure imagination on a …

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Film Review: The Occupant (2011)

SYNOPSIS: After the death of his grandmother, New Yorker Danny Hill (Van Hansis) is set to inherit her large rent controlled Manhattan apartment. Taking the advice from his lawyer (Steve Routman) and the creepy, but helpful, door man, Joe (Thorsten Kaye), he must lock himself away in the apartment for 12 days in order to occupy the property in his …

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Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The crew of the Starship Enterprise follow Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) on a desperate mission to capture Commander John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a Starfleet agent who has gone rogue. Their adventure takes them to the far edges of federation space onto the doorstep …

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