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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: Unaware (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A young couple, Joe and Lisa, travel to Texas to visit Joe’s grandfather Roy; however, when they arrive unannounced, they find Roy is not home and will not be returning for a few days. Instead of leaving to stay elsewhere, Joe has other plans convincing Lisa to stay at the home for the weekend. When the visit should take …

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Film Review: Thirst (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Noelle (Lacey Chabert) and Bryan (Tygh Runyan) join their friends Atheria (Mercedes McNab) and Tyson (Brandon Quinn) on a working vacation trip to the desert for a photo shoot. Miles from civilization without any cell reception or way to reach help, they crash their vehicle into a deep ditch finding themselves injured and stranded in the wild. With no …

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Unaware: Found footage sci-fi horror documentary style thriller

[dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgtk60_unaware-trailer_shortfilms[/dailymotion] Check out the new trailer – good to know that foudn footage scenarios are still alive and kicking Unaware (2011) – The producers of Unaware, a found footage sci-fi horror documentary style thriller, just shared some exciting news with Doc Rotten. The independent feature will be showing in the next few months at regional Horror Film festivals in North …

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Film Review: Madness (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Two cheerleaders, Jenna (Victoria Bloom) and Tara (Yohanna Idha), on their way to a exhibition befriend a pair of guys with car trouble, Chad (Andreas Vaehi) and Oliver (Max Wallmo). Together, all four become the target of an insane group of mad men who run them off the road. Once captured and tortured by the three maniacs, the small …

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Film Review: Wolvesbayne (2009)

SYNOPSIS: After Realtor Russell Bayne is bitten by a werewolf, he finds himself thrust into the supernatural underworld. He becomes the target of an evil vampire clan – led by head vampire Von Griem – when they discover Russell knows the whereabouts of one of the ancient amulets needed to revive their long lost vampire queen, Lilith. With only a …

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Holiday Horrors: Rare Exports and Sint

Doc Rotten shares some Holiday Cheer Fear. From time to time horror film makers point their carnivorous camera lenses at Santa Claus and create holiday horror treats that tear and claw at the world’s fascination with jolly old Saint Nick. This season is no different with two European filmmakers putting Santa through the wringer. With both features hearkening back to …

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Remembering Ingrid Pitt (1937 – 2010)

In the span of a few years, Ingrid Pitt burst upon the horror scene and left an indelible mark on the halls of horror. With her stunning, voluptuous beauty and top-notch talent, she solidified her position as a leading scream queen in the history of horror. For Hammer Films, she launched the Karnstein trilogy with Vampire Lovers (1970) proving a …

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Michael Ripper, an introduction

Michael Ripper, an introduction This Halloween season, I’ve been sitting down each weekend with my nine year old daughter to watch the Hammer horror festival on Turner Classic Movies. Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, Curse of Frankenstein, Plague of the Zombies, they’re all here. As we began our third week of flicks to enjoy, my daughter made an enlightening observation; …

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters

The most famous of Universal Monsters are the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Horror icons of classic thriller cinema are Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Modern horror monsters are Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead. It is easy …

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Second-Tier Draculas

In 1897, Archibald Constible & Co. first published Bram Stoker’s epistolary horror novel, Dracula, and introduced the literary world to the vampire Count: a legend was born. When the motion picture business matured, the story became fodder for film adaptation, first with F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), where the names were changed to avoid copyright, and then with Todd Browning’s Dracula …

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