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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: Horror News Radio – Eps 116 – The Nightmare – Scares that Care

The Grue-crew climb into the dreamlike world of Rodney Ascher’s documentary about sleep paralysis, THE NIGHTMARE (2015). Following a small group of subjects relating their experiences of horrifying nightmares and being frozen in their beds, unable to move, unable to scream, sometimes unable to breathe. Paired with this are a series of reenactments that are, at times, as scary as any …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 110 – Maggie – Spring

Henry Hobson directs Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in the slow burn zombie drama MAGGIE dividing the Grue-crew between enjoying the film and being bored to tears. Justin Bensonand  and Aaron Moorhead’s SPRING succeeds far better with a romantic journey into creature feature, tentacle-filled mayhem. The insanity of Summer blockbusters takes a quick break this week for some quieter horror exploration. Doc dishes a new plate …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 117 – i-Lived

Following director Franck Khalfoun to his most recent film, i-Lived, a tale of Faustian proportions. The Grue-crew dive into reviewing the DVD/VOD release (out July 3, 2015) from XLRator exploring the idea of a mobile app that has a dastardly, devilish agenda. Poor Josh (Jeremiah Watkins) has no idea what he is in store for. Dun-Dun-Duuunn!! Dave dishes a new plate …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 53

“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe. The grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave …

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Film Review: Pig (2010)

SYNOPSIS: A deranged psychotic spends his summer day deciding how to deal with the three captives he has chained up on his land. With only his own troubled mind and his dim-witted companion available to guide him and the fate of his victims, the disturbed man makes violent choice after violent choice. No one is safe and no taboo is …

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Film Review: Asylum Seekers (2009)

SYNOPSIS: In an odd turn of events, six troubled individuals arrive at an asylum to find they must compete for the last remaining available space. Their only contact in the facility is Nurse Milly and her two orderlies and the ever watching, ever present, “big brother” authority known only as “the beard” and only heard through the hospital’s speaker system. …

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Film Review: Little Big Boy: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Duncan (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Successful horror film director Jimmy Duncan begins work on his anticipated fourth film, “Death Stalker,” but runs into mounting production issues. His hot tempter, larger-than-life ego and deteriorating mental state make it difficult for him to trust anyone and complete his ambitious project. Haunted by the tragedies of his childhood, Jimmy Duncan descends into a demented, …

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Film Review: The Shrine (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Carmen (Cindy Sampson), an ambitious, young, Canadian journalist, follows the trail of a missing person last seen in a small Polish village called Alvania. Accompanied by her intern, Sara (Meghan Heffern), and her boyfriend, Marcus (Aaron Ashmore), Carmen encounters the inhabitants of the small village and begins to suspect them to be members of a Satanic cult and responsible …

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Film Review: Ominous (2009)

SYNOPSIS: When the Callahans travel to the mountains for a summer getaway, their peaceful plans for the weekend are interrupted by supernatural spirits from the past. Mitch (Joseph Anthony Jette) and Christina (Elizabeth Purdy) deal with their personal demons as the their children, Scott (NIck Wolf), Gavin (Sean Patrick Flaherty) and Sara (Melissa Selinas) uncover the paranormal world that surrounds …

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Film Review: Mandrake (2010)

SYNOPSIS: An adventurer named Darren McCall leads an expedition into the South American jungles in search of a legendary dagger thought to be buried in recently discovered ancient burial ground. Together with a pair of local guides and two archeologists, McCall finds the tomb that houses the fabled artifact. When their wealthy benefactor confirms it is the relic they’re searching …

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Film Review: Mold! (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Set in 1984 in an experimental lab deep in the southwest desert of the United States, a group of scientists play host to a visiting Congressman and a Colonel. They are to display the latest developments on a government sponsored experiment. The scientists have created a biological weapon that can destroy plant life in an astonishing rate, a mold …

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