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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: Alter Ego (2014/2002)

SYNOPSIS: A model shoot in an abandoned, old school turns horrific when death in the form of murderous dopplegangers begins to hunt down the models and the crew. REVIEW: Alter Ego (A Conjuring School) is being released as a forgotten classic from a master of Japanese horror. That master is director Takashi Shimizu, the maestro behind the Ju-On series and …

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Film Review: Haunter (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Every morning, young Lisa Johnson wakes up to the same message from her young brother over the intercom calling her to join him in play. Every morning is the same, the day before her sixteenth birthday, a birthday that never comes. Slowly she comes to realize she is trapped in a realm between life and death – and that …

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Interview: Directors Brian Netto and Adam Schindler – Delivery: The Beast Within

Found footage is commonly perceived as an easy route to manufacturing a low budget horror film. But is it? Really? The producer, writer, director team of Brian Netto and Adam Schindler are promoting their first feature, Delivery: The Beast Within. It also happens to be a found footage film. They share their opinions, experiences and decisions in approaching their material with the …

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Interview: Actor Jasper Cole – The Purge 2: Anarchy – Captured – Savage Sistas

After years in the business as a successful character actor, Jasper Cole is in the process of redefining his brand into what many are calling “Hollywood’s Bad Guy.” Knowing the roles that best suit the look and the talent is only just the beginning of understanding the audition process. Knowing how to approach the role, bringing the confidence of being …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 002 – The Brood (1979)

Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’s The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock …

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Book Review: Hidden Horror – Editor Aaron Christensen

Movie reference books are a horror fan’s gold. Most every horror fan fills their book shelves with tome after tome of gems about Hammer Films, Universal Monsters, Vampire Films, Zombie Movies. There are books on every topic, sub-genre and fan favorite out there. HIDDEN HORROR edited by author Dr. AC is an excellent, entertaining, intimate addition to the monster movie …

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Interview: Producer Zach Green – Worm – Familiar – Heir

As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror short Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, including Wormand Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar); special effects team The Butchershop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach …

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Film Review: Oculus (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Siblings Tim and Kaylie Russells are reunited after being separated for 10 years. They revisit and investigate the horrifying night they last saw each other: the night their parents died. Kaylie begs Tim to fulfill a promise they made to each other as their family was ripped apart. Together they return to their family home to face their fears, to uncover …

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Interview: Director Christopher G. Moore – Foodie and Disengaged

Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie,  festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting music to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the …

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