Author Archives: Todd Martin

5 Horror Remakes that Sucked and 5 that were Pretty Damn Good

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Remake. Just the very word sends shivers down the spines of many horror fans and feels them with a sense of dread in general. Let’s face it, how many times have you heard that one of your favorite horror films was being remade and you were immediately filled with rage seconds later as a result? It’s happened to me more times that I can remember and my initial reaction every single time I hear that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demons 2 (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Residents of a high rise apartment building struggle to survive an outbreak of murderous demons. REVIEW: I absolutely love Demons. I saw it when I was in the 7th grade and it scared the living shit out of me (though not as much as it did a neighborhood kid who was so freaked out by it his mother had to take him to the doctor because he wouldn’t eat or sleep after he saw … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hunting The Legend (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Christopher believes that a Bigfoot killed his dad during a hunting trip when he was a kid so he heads out to the woods several years later with some friends and a small camera crew to discover the truth. REVIEW: 2014 has been a pretty subpar year for horror films if you ask me. I’ve seen a few good ones but the majority of them have just been downright lousy. Unfortunately Hunting the Legend … Continue reading

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Film Review: Saving Grace B Jones (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Landy and his family have a pretty happy life together until his sister Grace-who has been in an insane asylum for most of her adult life-moves in with them. It isn’t long before things start to go downhill as a result and before you know it Landy’s world begins falling apart. Based on a true story. REVIEW: I like to allow myself at least one serious, non-horror movie a year and Saving Grace B … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rock N Roll Frankenstein (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Bernie Stein is a sleazy music agent who decides to (literally) create the next big rock star. With the help of his scientist nephew and a drug addict roadie the trio steal the body parts of deceased rock legends and combine them together to make a creature that they think will be the greatest musician of all time. Due to Iggy the roadie’s incompetence a crucial body part (Jim Morrison’s penis) is accidentally destroyed … 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: Way of the Wicked (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Five years ago young Robbie was involved in an altercation with some classmates that were bullying him and his friend Heather that resulted in one of them dying under mysterious and possibly supernatural circumstances. Now he’s back and anyone who pisses him off ends up being involved in an accident or dying in some horrible fashion. Is he really the Antichrist like an obsessed priest believes him to be sent here to destroy the … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Dust (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students decide to check out an old abandoned insane asylum where a number of horrible events took place many years ago. Unfortunately while they are there a few of them get possessed after accidentally inhaling the ashes of some the patients who were cremated there and it isn’t long before one of them starts picking off members of the student body around campus. REVIEW: Over the last couple of years … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Angela, the only survivor of a horrible boating accident that claimed the lives of her father and brother years ago is now a teenager and is about to go to summer camp for the first time. Once she arrives at Camp Arawak with her cousin Ricky she becomes the target of ridicule and cruel pranks at the hands of her fellow campers. Everyone picks on her including her bitchy fellow camper Judy (the popular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Final Exam (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A killer goes on a killing spree at a small college in North Carolina during finals week. By the time he is done hacking and slashing his way across campus will there be any students left alive to actually take their final exams? REVIEW: I know a lot of people who don’t like Final Exam, and I just think that it is a shame because I really like it a lot. Yes, it is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Do Us Part (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a bachelor/bachelorette party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Kennedy and Ryan. Unfortunately an uninvited guest crashes the party and starts killing off members of the wedding party left and right. Is the creepy guy they rented the cabin from responsible for the murders or is it someone a little more familiar? REVIEW: I hadn’t heard much about Death Do Us … Continue reading

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Interview: P.J. Starks (Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience, The To Die List)

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There are tons of independent filmmakers in the world today. Some of them are extremely talented while some of them quite frankly are not. P.J. Starks, based out of Owensboro, Kentucky, is one of the talented ones. In addition to making movies such as Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street and others he also is the brainchild behind the “Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience” film project and the River City Festival of Films convention. Needless … Continue reading

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Film Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An animated film that takes place 15 years after the events of H.G. Well’s classic tale of Martians invading Earth.  The Martians return but this time around mankind is ready thanks to a special military unit known as ARES that uses advanced technology and weaponry that rivals that of the alien invaders. The war is on, but who is going to be on the winning side?  REVIEW: When I was younger there was nothing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camp Dread (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A has-been horror director gathers a group of troubled young adults together at an old summer camp to film a reality show called Dead.TV in hopes of reviving his career. Unfortunately a mysterious killer shows up and goes around knocking off the members of the cast and crew in a number of brutal and painful ways. Will anyone survive or will the reality show end up really living up to its name? REVIEW: It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flu (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The citizens of Bundang, South Korea struggle to survive when a deadly flu outbreak takes place in their city. REVIEW: I didn’t know a whole lot about Flu before I saw it and to be honest I really wasn’t expecting much. I just assumed that it was going to be yet another movie about a killer virus running rampant and killing off hordes of people along the same lines as Outbreak or Contagion. To … Continue reading

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Film Review: New Blood Rising (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Jade and her two siblings are the last vampires in the world. In order to remedy the situation they target a young woman named Brie whose pure blood will allow the vampire race to flourish once again (and help Jade take over the world). Unfortunately for them a group of vampire slayers have moved in next door to Brie and are determined to keep her safe. Will Jade’s plan come to fruition or will … 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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