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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: 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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1970’s Frankenstein’s Monster

One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created …

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Film Review: The Remaining (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival. REVIEW: Director Casey La Scala, along with co-writer Chris Dowling, bring horror to faith-based features in their latest offering, The Remaining. The film tackles the apocalypse after …

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Film Review: Bombshell Bloodbath (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Doctor Carter risks everything with each step he takes in resurrecting his recently deceased wife as he infuses his formula, Injection C-900, into the corpses stolen from the local graveyard. Every attempt only succeeds in creating hungry, flesh-eating zombies, driving the doctor closer to madness with every failure. After his daughter, Cara, tragically contracts the virus during …

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Film Review: Saturday Morning Mystery (2012)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: 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 …

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Film Review: Elysium (2013)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a …

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Film Review: Trophy Heads (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Six famous b-movie scream queens find themselves the target of a sick fan’s obsession with their films. One by one, they are kidnapped and forced to recreate the biggest death scenes of their career. Except this time, their very lives are on the line. REVIEW: Full Moon Studios producer-director Charles Band returns to the horror spotlight …

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Film Review: Maniac (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Fixing mannequins by day and killing women by night, Frank Zito fights his insanity and urge to kill when he meets a young, attractive photographer (Anne) who hires him to provide faceless mannequins for her next exhibit. The closer they become the further into madness Frank slips as he must decide between falling in love with …

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Film Review: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Andy and Lisa Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer), along with their young daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) move into a secluded farm house in the Georgia countryside. When Heidi begins to see ghosts of their new home’s previous residents, Lisa realizes her daughter has the ability to see the spirits of the dead who …

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