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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)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Haunter (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: 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 – …

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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: Horror News Radio – Eps 58

All Cheerleaders Die surprises the grue-crew mixing witchcraft and zombies with a fun, gory horror romp. The film is out on VOD as of May 8, 2014 from writers/directors Lucky (May) McKee and Chris (I Know Who Killed Me) Sivertson featuring Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler and Thomas Williamson. The films is out on theaters June 13, 2014. Dave ramps …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 57

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into the top box office spot this weekend with Marc Webb directing and Andrew Garfield starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The film introduces Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), Max Dillon as Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Aleksei Sytsevich as The Rhino (Paul Giamatti). Is this shades of Batman and Robin syndrome? Say it isn’t so! Dave …

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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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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 55

The Raid 2 is pure genius with its action, choreography and direction. The grue-crew each bring oppposing opinions on how successful the film is story-wise but the action itself is in a league all its own. Joining HNR this week is Brian Salisbury, writer and podcast who’s work you can find on Oneofus.net, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Fandango and MoviePilot. Thomas …

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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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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 54

Mike Flanagan is scaring the masses with his latest horror flick,Oculus, featuring Karen Gillan, Branton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff. The Horror News Radio grue-crew review the film with a heated discussion agreeing on tone, atmosphere and casting while disagreeing on effect, scares and … that ending. Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week about Kaiju, Walrus suits, …

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Film Review: Oculus (2013)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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