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Interview: Todd Lincoln – Director (V/H/S: Viral, The Apparition, Gorgeous Vortex)

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Todd Lincoln is a very talented and dedicated guy when it comes to film. In addition to having several short films to his credit as well as the film The Apparition he’s a pretty busy guy that writes, directs, and edits. His most recent film “Gorgeous Vortex” appears as the secret final segment on V/H/S: Viral and just kicks all sorts of ass in general (if you ask me it is without a doubt the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Something Wicked (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A year after losing her parents in an automobile accident things go from bad to worse for Christine. Not only is she being stalked by a mysterious hooded man but she is also receiving messages from her deceased parents that seem to be trying to warn her about something. Is it all really happening or is it all just in her head?  REVIEW: I wasn’t too familiar with Something Wicked other than the fact … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mutations – Authors E.L. Loraine and Tim Frasier

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Picking up where Pathogen ended, Mutations continues the story of Lexy and her group of survivors as they try to stay alive after the zombie outbreak. This time though they not only have to worry about all the zombies trying to eat them but also the evil government agency trying to hunt them down and the mutated creatures that were created thanks to the mysterious virus. With the help of a couple of new friends … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Film Animals

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I love animals. As a matter of fact, I am one of those people that prefer animals over people for the most part. There are all sorts of animals in the world. Some are cute and cuddly while others aren’t so much. In fact, some animals can be pretty damn terrifying under certain circumstances. Horror filmmakers are aware of this fact as well and as such there have been a slew of killer animal movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Walking Deceased (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse go on a number of wacky adventures as they struggle to stay alive. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Berserker (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends go camping out in the woods only to be stalked by some loon running around in a bear skin. REVIEW: I don’t know about anyone else who watched this movie, but the entire time I was sitting through it I kept thinking about Silent Bob’s Russian cousin from Clerks singing his song called Berserker. I had never even heard of this film before I saw it (which is a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pathogen – Authors E.L. Loraine and Timothy Frasier

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A scientist named Lexy and a group of survivors struggle to stay alive during a zombie outbreak. What caused the outbreak and why doesn’t the government seem to want a cure? Will Lexy and her cohorts discover the answers to these questions before it’s too late? REVIEW: I read Timothy Frasier’s book Dark Frequencies a few months ago and absolutely loved it so I was eager to check out some more of his work. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Hookers (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of cannibal hookers go around eating everyone around them. REVIEW: I have seen a lot of horror movies in my day and I can say that without a doubt Cannibal Hookers is the greatest one of them all. In fact, it may just be the best overall movie in the history of film. Just kidding, it’s actually very bad and probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my entire … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Horror Convention Massacre (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A crazed killer takes out a bunch of unsuspecting victims at a horror film convention. REVIEW: love horror conventions and have been to a lot of them over the past 15 years or so. One of my favorites is without a doubt Cinema Wasteland that is held twice a year in Strongsville, Ohio and it just so happens that it is where The Horror Convention Massacre was filmed. I thought that it was an … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Blade in the Dark (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A musician composing the score for a horror film finds himself stalked by a mysterious killer that has some sort of connection to the movie he is working on.  REVIEW: Some people really like giallo films and some don’t. For the most part I really like them because I think that they are interesting, have some sort of mystery to solve, and are usually gory as hell. Lamberto Bava’s A Blade in the Dark … Continue reading

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Film Review: To All a Goodnight (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious killer in a Santa Claus suit terrorizes a group of students at an all girls’ school during Christmas break.

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Film Review: The Ripper (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: hen a college professor buys a ring from an antique shop it turns out that it once belonged to the infamous Jack the Ripper and whoever wears it is possessed by his spirit, turning them into a homicidal maniac.

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Top 10 Grossest Horror Movie Scenes

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Todd Martin’s List of the Top Ten Grossest Horror Movie Scenes As a hardcore horror fan I’ve always taken pride in the fact that I’ve got a pretty strong stomach and can watch things that make most normal people feel sick. I’m a gore hound at heart and love to see an ample amount of blood and guts in my horror films. While it may take quite a bit to gross me out there are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Digging Up the Marrow (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: An odd guy named William Dekker contacts filmmaker Adam Green with claims that monsters really do exist. Despite the urgings of others Green agrees to investigate and document these claims, but when everything is said and done he may just end up regretting his decision. REVIEW: Review- I’ve always been a huge fan of Adam Green and his work. I think that the Hatchet series is one of the best horror trilogies of all … Continue reading

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Interview: Adam Green – Director (Digging Up the Marrow)

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Adam Green has made one hell of an impact on the world of horror thanks to awesome films such as the Hatchet trilogy, Spiral, Frozen, and Holliston. He is without a doubt one of the most talented filmmakers in the business today and he never fails to deliver. I have always been a huge fan of him and his work, so I was absolutely honored to get to talk to him recently about his new … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bible Belt Slasher Pt. II: The Holy Terror! (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Jason Fry, the homicidal Bible-quoting psycho is back after escaping from a mental institution and this time he’s targeting the friends and family members of the people he slaughtered in the original short film. Can Dr. Landers stop him once and for all before it’s too late or is he destined to become just another one of his victims? REVIEW: Since I am such a big fan of slasher flicks I was pretty eager … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snapshot (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: A young hairdresser escapes her mundane existence by breaking into the world of modeling. Unfortunately for her she attracts the attention of a mysterious stalker soon after, and the person will stop at nothing to possess her.

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Film Review: Skinned Alive (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of weirdoes travel around looking for victims to skin for the leather company that they run. When their van breaks down in a small town a friendly mechanic lets them stay with him and his wife while he tries to fix their vehicle. Will they be the family’s next victims or will the alcoholic former cop that lives next door be able to save them before it’s too late? REVIEW: I actually … Continue reading

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Film Review: School’s Out (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of seniors decide to have a party in their school on graduation night. Unfortunately an uninvited guest with a pair of scissors crashes the party and it isn’t long before the bodies begin to pile up. REVIEW: It’s a pretty well-known fact that I am a huge fan of slasher flicks. I’ve seen tons of them during my lifetime and while some of them are nothing short of awesome there are others … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephanie Beaton

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Without a doubt Stephanie Beaton is a legend when it comes to horror movies and easily one of the most recognizable “Scream Queens” of all time. She has appeared in many awesome horror flicks such as The Evillmaker, Evil in the Bayou, and several of the Witchcraft movies. In addition she is a writer and director and is responsible for such great films as Tales from the Grave, The Bagman, and others. I had the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bates Motel (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: After Norman Bates dies in the lunatic asylum following the events of Psycho he leaves his motel to one of his fellow inmates named Alex. When Alex is released from the asylum he attempts to reopen the motel when all sorts of strange and wacky things start to take place. Is the ghost of Norman’s long-dead mother haunting the place or is there something a lot goofier going on? A pilot for a TV … 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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