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Film Review: Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: After accidentally killing her daughter, the already mentally unstable Evelyn (who runs an old rundown motel in the middle of nowhere) goes completely nuts and decides to kill off all of the guests who are staying at her motel. REVIEW: My cousin Dana told me about this movie when I was about 11 or 12 and after hearing her talk about how much ass it kicked I couldn’t wait to see it. I have … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Overrated Horror Movies of all Time (in my modest opinion)

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Okay, so I am sure that I am about to ignite a sh*t storm that will most likely include me getting tons of hate male threatening me and calling me a ton of derogatory names (as well as questioning my taste in movies and my sanity in general), but I wanted to put this list together anyway. Without further ado, here is my list of the 10 most overrated horror movies of all time that most … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Madman (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Virginia works at a used book store and is always looking for a good book to read. She runs across one called I. Madman and is totally hooked on it. Unfortunately, as she reads it people start dying like the fictional characters in the book at the hands of the evil Dr. Kessler (who is the antagonist in the novel). Has Kessler found some way to enter our world or is Virginia simply out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destroyer (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Sadistic murderer and rapist Ivan Moser was sentenced to die in the electric chair but during his execution a riot breaks out and the power cuts off, leaving his fate a mystery. Almost two years later a film crew arrives at the now abandoned prison to shoot a women in prison film. Unfortunately someone starts killing off the cast and crew once filming begins and he is determined not to stop until everyone has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Cut – Author Brian Pinkerton

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ROUGH CUT Author Brian Pinkerton Synopsis: Harry Tuttle is your average B-movie director. He makes low-budget horror movies that are usually panned by the uppity film critics who only give positive reviews to mainstream Hollywood films. Still, he has a small fan base and has made money from directing these movies, but he wants more. You see, Harry wants to make a brilliant film that everyone loves so that he can earn the one thing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crawlspace (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A creepy old German guy named Karl becomes the landlord of an apartment complex and only allows young, sexy women to live there. When he isn’t busy playing Russian Roulette or sticking his hand over the burner of his stove he spends his time spying on all of his tenants through the crawlspace (as well as releasing his pet rats into their homes)before he eventually kills them. Under pressure due to the fear of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Ripper (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is going around brutally murdering young female models. The only connection between the victims seems to be that they have all had pictures taken by the same photographer at the same photo studio. As the dead bodies continue to pile up the police can’t help but wonder if someone who works at the studio is responsible for the murders. Is it the guy that owns the studio, his weird business partner, the angry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wound (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Susan isn’t the most stable person in the world, which is understandable considering some of the experiences she has gone through during her lifetime. As a matter of fact, she is slowly but surely losing her mind and becoming more and more detached from reality with each passing moment. Her mental state goes from bad to worse when her long lost daughter Tanya (who has quite a few issues of her own) comes looking … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lunch Meat (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of backward- ass rednecks terrorize a group of friends (and a total asshole that everyone hates that is with them) who are on a camping trip. It seems that the family’s hobby is killing anyone stupid enough to come into their neck of the woods and then selling the dead bodies to a little mom and pop-type restaurant that takes pride in its special hamburgers. Will anyone in the group get out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chopping Mall (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of young people decide to have an after- hours party in one of the stores at the local mall. Unfortunately for them, the mall has a new state-of-the art security system and it ends up locking all the doors, trapping them inside (it has a timer mechanism that won’t unlock the doors until the next day). To makes matter even worse, the new security robots patrolling the mall have all malfunctioned and have … Continue reading

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Film Review: D.C. Sniper (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on true events, “DC Sniper” follows John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo as they terrorize the DC area in October of 2002. The unstable pair was responsible for the deaths of several innocent people (most in broad daylight) and held the area in the grip of terror for three weeks until they were finally apprehended. This film gives not only gives us insight on the pair’s bizarre relationship but takes us inside … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scalps (1983)

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SYNOPSIS:  A group of college students go on an archeological dig at an ancient Indian burial ground (great idea there guys) hoping to find some Native American artifacts. While they are digging around they end up disturbing an evil spirit who wastes no time in possessing one of them. Of course the now possessed student goes on a killing spree, slaughtering his fellow classmates on the dig with him. Will any of them survive or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Terror Train (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students decide to celebrate their last year of college together by having a costume party aboard a train on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately the victim of one of their pranks that went horribly wrong (do any of them ever end with someone not dying or being physically/mentally scarred for life?) has decided to join them, and the only thing on his mind is revenge. As the killer goes on a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of the Axe (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: People in a small town are being hacked to pieces with an axe by someone wearing a creepy white mask. Law enforcement in the area is basically clueless as to who is behind the murders so a young computer whiz named Gerald and his sort of girlfriend Lillian try to solve the mystery themselves. Will they find out the person’s true identity and stop him before he kills again? REVIEW: I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hospital Massacre (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: When Susan was a little girl a mentally unstable boy gave her a valentine card. When he sees her laughing at it he snaps and kills one of her friends. Nineteen years later Susan is grown and has an appointment at a hospital with her doctor to pick up a medical report. Unfortunately for her the boy that she laughed at is at the hospital as well, and he still hasn’t gotten over the … Continue reading

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Film Review: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A crazed killer is going around murdering brides-to-be and anyone associated with them that are unlucky enough to get in his way. As he stalks his latest victim (a young lady named Amy who isn’t certain that she actually wants to go through with the wedding as she is having more than just a few doubts) the detective who is obsessed with the murders is hot on his trail. Will the detective be able … 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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