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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: Toxic Lullaby (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After a night of partying in the countryside with her close friends, Eloise (Samantha Richter) wakes up all alone only to find the world around her is drastically different. The landscape has become desolate populated with zombie-like monsters called “sleepers” ready to chase her down. She reaches out to other survivors, but not all are friendly; …

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Film Review: Lucy (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An unwilling participant in a drug trafficking scheme involving an experimental new drug, Lucy is inadvertently exposed to the drug’s unusual characteristics. Lucy begins to utilize more and more of her brain capacity to the point where she can not only control her own body, but others around her and things such as phones, computers and gravity. Now she must enlist the …

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Film Review: Salvage (2009)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A holiday reunion for a dysfunctional mother and daughter turns into a nightmare when their neighborhood is quarantined by a band of heavily armed military personnel. Separated from her daughter Jodie (Linzey Cocker) during the initial scuffle, mother Beth (Neve McIntosh) and her lover Kieran (Shaun Dooley) struggle to find their way through the chaos to locate …

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 18

Viktor Frankenstein Lives! Frankenstein’s Army unleashes an legion of monsters upon a Russian battalion in Richard Raaphorst’s low-budget horror film. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, bizarre creatures and found-footage. After the review, director BJ McDonnell joins the grue-crew to discuss Hatchet III coming out soon on DVD and Blu-ray. Then, Dave brings us the horror …

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Film Review: Predestination (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. REVIEW: The Spierig Brothers are back with a science fiction mind bender called Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, previously seen in their epic vampire film Daybreakers. With Sarah (Jessebelle) Snook and Noah (Game of Thrones) …

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Film Review: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation. REVIEW: The VHS franchise returns with VHS Viral for its third installment. Three short stories and a wrap around theme unite the found footage anthology. VHS Viral is far more solid than the first in the series but less urgent and visually cohesive. It …

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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: Red 2 (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. …

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Film Review: Dark Souls (Mørke Sjeler – 2010)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: When Morten Ravn’s (Morten Ruda) daughter, Johanna (Johanna Gustavsson), is savagely attacked and seemingly murdered, he is shocked when she appears on his doorstep soon after receiving word of her death. Keeping her safe in their small apartment, she begins to display zombie-like symptoms and vomits a black tar-like bile. Soon, there are 30 similar attacks by …

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Film Review: Dig Two Graves (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town’s Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves? REVIEW: Making a big impression at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2105, …

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Film Review: Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Lars (Thure Lindhardt), a struggling painter, resorts to getting a full time teaching position when he suffers from a mental block prohibiting his creative side from producing his next masterpiece. He ends up taking residence is a secluded countryside at a small school. There he meets Eddie (Dylan Smith), a mute that is under the school’s …

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Film Review: Absentia (2011)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: After living with the reality that her husband Daniel has been missing for seven years, Tricia Riley is finally ready to declare him “Dead in Absentia.” With her sister Callie by her side for support, she is prepared to set the legal actions in motion. However, she is unprepared for the psychological challenges that lie ahead as …

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