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Film Review: The Devil Incarnate (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple is excited once they find out that they are having their first baby. Too bad the baby is pure evil. REVIEW: The Devil Incarnate is a strange little movie and I’m not sure if the people behind it knew exactly what they wanted to do with it. It’s a half-assed found footage film at times (and sometimes it isn’t) that desperately wants to be as good as Rosemary’s Baby but it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Autumn Blood (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After being raped an orphaned young lady struggles to survive (and protect her younger brother) when her attackers come back to finish her off. REVIEW: I went into Autumn Blood expecting it to be a total rip-off of the classic 1978 revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave (which is one of my personal favorites) but in reality it wasn’t. Yes, the plot revolves around a young woman being raped by a gang of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people investigate a supposedly haunted church that has been abandoned for years.

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Film Review: Last House on Dead End Street (1977) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: An odd young man (who obviously has a ton of mental problems) decides to get together with a group of his weird friends and make movies in an old abandoned building. What kind of movies? Why snuff films, of course! REVIEW: Have you ever watched a movie and afterward wonder to yourself What the Hell did I just watch? That is exactly what I did tonight after watching Last House on Dead End Street. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prom Night (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of kids playing a very strange game leads to the accidental death of a little girl. Years later when the group is in high school and looking forward to attending their prom someone decides to make them pay for their actions that caused the little girl to die by killing them one-by-one. Will Kim and the school principal be able to figure out who is behind the murders and stop them before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pieces of Talent (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A struggling young actress meets a guy who claims to be a filmmaker who wants to work on a project with her. Unfortunately he’s actually a deranged killer who enjoys filming people as he murders them. Will she figure it out before it’s too late or is she destined to be the star of his next snuff film?

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Film Review: Special Effects (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A has-been director murders a struggling actress and then decides to make a movie (that claims her husband killed her) about it. REVIEW: I had seen Special Effects when I was a kid and didn’t really like it because it didn’t involve someone in a mask running around chopping people to pieces. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me back then and I thought that it was pretty boring. I watched … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinner (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: An unhappily married woman who needs extra money rents a room in her house to a seemingly friendly and likable guy named Dennis (who she soon finds herself falling for due to the fact that her husband treats her like garbage). What she doesn’t know is that he is actually a deranged killer who enjoys skinning his victims and wearing their skin for shits and giggles. Will she figure out his secret before it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blooded (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of hunters (and their girlfriends) on a hunting trip are targeted by an animal rights organization. The hunters are drugged, stripped down to their underwear, separated in the freezing wilderness, and hunted down one-by-one like the poor animals they have killed in the past. It seems that the animal rights organization opposes hunting and wants to make an example of the group of hunters to discourage others from going out and hunting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trick or Treats (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Several years after his wife had him committed in an insane asylum a man breaks out on Halloween night and terrorizes his son and the young woman who is babysitting him for the evening. REVIEW: What do you get when you take Halloween and Nightmare in a Damaged Brain and get rid of all the elements that make each movie great? You get Trick or Treats. I first saw it back in February of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Boogeyman (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: 20 years after killing off their mother’s twisted, abusive lover siblings Lacey and Willy find themselves being targeted by his evil spirit after it is released from a mirror that was present during the time of his death. Will they find a way to defeat him or are they (and everyone they hold dear) destined to die horribly at his hands? REVIEW: I’m not sure if I liked The Boogeyman or not. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Train to Terror (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology of short horror films that features stories about an evil insane asylum, 2 lovers involved in a death club, and a demonic guy that just refuses to die. REVIEW: I watched Night Train to Terror many years ago and didn’t care for it, and when I watched it again recently I think I liked it even less. Normally I love horror anthologies (with Creepshow, After Midnight, and the original Tales from the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A feral man who lives out in the wilderness kills anyone stupid enough to enter his woods. REVIEW: I am a connoisseur of 1980’s slasher films and take pride in the fact that I have almost seen every single one of them. However, from time to time some of them manage to slip through the cracks and I don’t see them until years (and sometimes even decades) after they are released. That was actually … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killing Spree (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A paranoid, mentally unstable guy starts killing off all the men he thinks that his wife is cheating on him with. He soon comes to regret his decision when they come back as zombies for revenge. REVIEW: I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Tim Ritter on a couple of projects and the guy is just an all around class act. Not only is he an awesome person in general he is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends decide to party on a beautiful island, unaware of the fact that a research facility that is trying to cure a deadly flesh-eating virus is there as well. Before they know it a couple of them are infected and the others struggle to escape with their lives. REVIEW: Prequels can be tricky things. Some are quite awesome while others tend to suck out loud (I’m talking to you, Star Wars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thrillkill (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: When he sister is murdered after being involved with some shady dealing a woman finds herself on the run from the people who killed her. She is joined by a police detective who claims that he wants to help her but it soon becomes apparent that she can’t really trust him or anyone else. REVIEW: Have you ever watched a movie that was so boring that you really just didn’t care what was going … Continue reading

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About Todd Martin

Todd Martin grew up in Irvington, a small town in Kentucky. Thanks to his mother, father, and favorite uncle he started watching horror films at a very young age and has been a horror geek ever since. He is basically a walking encyclopedia of horror flicks (especially the 80’s slashers), comic books, and pro wrestling, and has been writing for the biggest majority of his life.

His first book, Nightmare Tales was published in 2006 and he has had several short stories published in several collections. He and his wife Trish published their book “The Gardener,” a horror novel that is a throwback to the slasher films of the 80’s in 2011 and he is working on a collection of short horror stories When he isn’t reviewing movies and books or doing interviews for Horrornews.net he has been known to act from time to time as he has appeared in a handful of low budget horror films. He also enjoys writing screenplays and enjoys making movies as well. He wrote the segment “Angel” which appeared in the 2004 film “Tales from the Grave 2: Happy Holidays!” which was produced and directed by Stephanie Beaton, and recently appeared in Tim Ritter’s film “Deadly Dares: Truth or Dare 4.”. He resides in Kentucky with his wife Trish, their cat Buffy, and their wiener dog, Cujo

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