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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.

Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 52

it is finally here, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, an impassioned ode to Kaiju, Anime and giant robot films. Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani climb aboard Gipsy Danger to discuss and debate the films and career of Guillermo del Toro from Cronos to Blade II to Hellboy and beyond. Doc and Thomas discover themes abound and monsters in every corner: vampires, aliens, creatures from hell, ghosts and …

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Film Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Boston police officer Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself on the wrong end of his corrupt partner’s gun barrel when he decides to turn in evidence the pair lifted at a recent bust. Upon realizing he did not survive the fatal shot to his face, Walker avoids judgment when the R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) recruits …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 15

Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka  to battle cinema’s most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It’s giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 14

American Horror Story: Asylum star Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and The Collection star Josh Stewart spend some time with Doc Rotten. It is interview week as co-hosts Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen take a breather preparing for Pacific Rim and The Conjuring over the next few weeks. Doc Rotten provides two interviews for episode 14 gathered at the Blood at …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 13

American Mary, from directors Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (Twisted Twins), is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the independent feature. Dave steps in to illuminate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. We have a winner of the Stoker BluRay contest and much, much more. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 13 …

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Film Review: Stoker (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After the death of her father, a privileged and disturbed teen meets her Uncle Charlie who changes the direction of her life forever as she slowly unravels her family’s dark, hidden mysteries. REVIEW: Stoker is a captivating and disturbing family portrait of horror and understated violence. Director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Thirst), along …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 12

“BRAINS!” zombies, zombies, zombies! World War Z is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani deconstruct, defend and destroy the watered down zombie-action blockbuster featuring the talents of Brad Bitt. … Dave steps in to re-animate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. There’s one more week …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 11

It’s the end of the word and the apocalypse has never been funnier! This is the End is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen all give the film high praise and adoration. Could it be the most absurd horror comedy in decades? Will Michael Cera gets his revenge? The gang cover …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 10

Utopian future meets A Clockwork Orange home invasion with The Purge as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the latest horror thriller to take the top spot in the weekend box office. James DeMonaco’s film starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headly grabs an impressive 34 million its opening weekend making it a surprise summer blockbuster. “Who’da’thunk’it?” So, what …

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Interview: Naomi Grossman, Pepper from American Horror Story Asylum

This past May 10th, 2013, Doc Rotten sat down with Naomi Grossman, who plays Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum, at the Blood at the Beach 3 convention in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The character, Pepper, was introduced in the first episode as Journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) entered Briarcliff Mental Institution for the first time. Her introduction set the tone for the series and astonished …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 09

Found footage meets horror anthology again with V/H/S/2 as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the sequel coming out June 6 on VOD and in July in a theater near you from Magnet Releasing. An impressive gathering of young horror directors unite to film a series of shorts that include zombies, aliens, ghosts, demons and a …

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Film Review: Now You See Me (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Four struggling magicians, Atlas, McKinney, Henley Reeves and Jack Wilder, unite to form a super group that takes Las Vegas, the entertainment industry and the nation by storm. They become an overnight sensation when they seemly rob a French bank right in front of a captivated crowd in Nevada and then give all the stolen money to …

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