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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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Film Review: Happy Birthday (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: To celebrate his birthday (and to get over the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him) Brady heads to Mexico with his friend Tommy for a fun-filled adventure. Unfortunately after hooking up with a couple of women-who aren’t exactly what they seem to be-Brady’s birthday becomes a living nightmare that he may not survive. REVIEW: I went into Happy …

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Film Review: K-Shop (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A man becomes a violent vigilante after his father is killed by a group of drunken thugs. REVIEW: On paper K-Shop sounds awesome. I have always been into movies that featured someone seeking revenge on the bad guys that are responsible for killing one of their loved ones and thought that this movie actually had potential. I was expecting …

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Film Review: Holidays (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A new horror anthology that explores different holidays such as Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and several others, all with some sort of twisted and warped theme. REVIEW: When I first heard about Holidays I was pretty excited and thought that it sounded like it could be quite awesome.  I’m a sucker for anthologies (though I will admit that recently …

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Film Review: Terror Night (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends break into the old mansion of a once prominent Hollywood star only to find themselves being killed off by someone wearing the costumes said actor once wore in his movies during his heyday. REVIEW: In case you weren’t aware, there is a ton of controversy surrounding Terror Night (aka Bloody Movie). Apparently it was shot …

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Film Review: Blood Forest (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Virgil (Jon-Paul Gates) is an alcoholic tabloid reporter who is sent to Arkansas to investigate some Bigfoot sightings reported by some of the locals. Once he gets there he runs into a variety of people (including the corrupt sheriff and the bitter Native American Vietnam veteran who lives by himself out in the woods) with some of them claiming …

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Film Review: Dark Sanity (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: When recovering alcoholic Karen and her husband move into a new house she starts seeing visions of the terrible unsolved murder that took place there years earlier. Unfortunately the killer is still walking around free and has decided that since she is close to solving the murder thanks to the visions that Karen must be the next to die. …

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Film Review: Road Games (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: While hitchhiking through the French countryside Jack meets up with Veronique when he saves her from a potentially physical altercation with her male companion.  The two soon find themselves staying at the house of a friendly older couple for the night, but unfortunately their hosts may not be quite as nice as they seem. REVIEW: I wasn’t too keen …

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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Basement 2 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Back in the 70’s something quite horrible happened at Stephens Sanitarium and several patients and staff members were murdered. Now it has reopened under a new name and the only survivor of that terrible day has been admitted there as a new patient. Unfortunately upon his arrival people start acting strangely and even dying under mysterious circumstances. Does he …

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