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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: Another Earth (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Rhoda Williams is a bright student preparing to graduate high school and begin classes at MIT. She is surrounded by friends and family, celebrating her acceptance into the prestigious school and drives home intoxicated. Her life is sent spiraling off course when she becomes distracted by the appearance of another Earth in the night sky and collides head on …

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Film Review: The Hike (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Kate and four of her girlfriends venture into the British countryside for a getaway weekend hiking trip. Along their journey to their favorite camping spot, Sunset Point, they encounter a number of others hiking and camping nearby from a group of Eastern Europeans living off the land to a trio of rock climbing lads. When one of the girls …

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Film Review: Alyce Kills (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Alyce (Jade Dorfeld) is a fragile mind, a girl who acts on a random, deranged impulse resulting in the death of her best friend Carroll (Tamara Feldman) and that alters her life forever. Overcome with guilt, Alyce is tormented by her actions and spirals into a world of sex, drugs and violence. With each passing day, each darker step …

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Film Review: The Hagstone Demon (2011)

SYNOPSIS: One year after the suicide of his late wife, Julie (Gizelle Erickson), Douglas Elmore (Mark Borchardt) takes up residence in an old apartment complex known as “The Hagstone” as the building’s caretaker. It’s temporary employment as the dwelling is declared unfit for living and the residents have only a few months to find somewhere else to live. As the …

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Film Review: 11/11/11 (2011)

SYNOPSIS: After the Vales family move into a new home, the nutty neighbors instantly begin keeping a watchful eye. Husband and wife, Jack and Melissa, begin noticing their son, Nat, is exhibiting stranger and stranger behavior. Whenever anyone begins to reveal what is going on with the house and the family they soon turn up dead. When Melissa ends up …

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Film Review: Rubber (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Rising from a sandy grave, lost in the desert, an inanimate tire comes to life and learns to roll on his own. Making his way toward a nearby, sparsely populated town, the tire gains telepathic powers enabling him to blow up anything, or anyone, that stands in his path. Soon he falls for a mysterious brunette in a passing …

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Film Review: All About Evil (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Deborah (Natashia Lyonne) was raised to be in show business by her over-enthusiastic, loving but naive father. Never amounting to much, she grows to become a shy librarian instead; however, things take a grisly turn when her father leaves her his old movie house, the Victoria, after his passing. When threatened by her step-mother, Deborah snaps and releases the …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 95 – Everly (2015)

Out of nowhere comes EVERLY, an energetic, imaginative gory turn at the action/thriller genre as Joe Lynch directs Salma Hayek as a female version of John Wick – sort of. Despite not being a true horror film, this crazy movie has inventive characters and shocking gore that is destined to entertain the horror fan. Dave shares the horror news of the week with news …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 96 – Fear Clinic

February 2014 begins with a double feature genre film review as the HNR gang tackle the horror film Fear Clinic and the sci-fi thriller Project Almanac. Dave provides a special report from the set of the Robert Englund – Robert Hall feature while Doc and Thomas face off about the successes and failures of found footage combining with time travel. Dave shares the …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 98 – What We Do In The Shadows

The Grue-crew dive into two reviews for episode 98: the horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the spy satire Kingsman The Secret Service. Writers-directors Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi bring out the manic mundane in everyday life of 4 flat mates in rural New Zealand in What We Do In The Shadows with great success while Matthew Vaughn brings another graphic …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 99 – Wyrmwood – Late Phases

The HNR grue-crew tackle a pair of low budget winners, the Australian zombie film Wyrmwood and the werewolf film Late Phases. Each film has its own personality and bring interesting approaches and twists to their respective sub-genres. And look for the influences in both films from Sam Raimi to George Miller to John Landis. Dave shares the horror news of the week …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 100 – The Lazarus Effect – The Voices

For episode 100 of Horror News Radio, the Grue-crew brave the latest Blumhouse theatrical PG-13 horror film, THE LAZARUS EFFECT. To even things out, Thomas saves the day with the What Have You Been Watching segment featuring the Ryan Reynolds’ dark horror comedy, THE VOICES. Dave shares a special tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in this edition of HORROR NEWS …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 101 – Chappie – Housebound

Episode 101 offers another double dose of reviews from the Grue-crew with the theatrical release CHAPPIE and the New Zealand horror comedy HOUSEBOUND. Chappie comes our way from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigouurney Weaver, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser. Housebound, currently available on Netflix, is from director Gerard Johnstone and features Morana O’Reilly, Rima Te …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 102 – Muck – Valley of the Sasquatch

This week on Horror News Radio the retro 80’s gore-fest MUCK and the Bigfoot film VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH. Writer-Director Steve Wolsh ushers his effects heavy horror film Muck to VOD and Blu-Ray courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment this week and into the hands of the Grue-crew. Uh, oh. Writer-Director John Portanova takes a unique look at the Bigfoot creature as he follows a fractured family …

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