Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: Lust for Vengeance (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After finding out that an old friend has been brutally murdered a group of women (who are all troubled in some way) soon realize that the person who killed her isn’t quite done and is intent on making sure that they all meet a similar end. As the bodies start to pile up the detective working the case starts to realize that the person committing the murders may be a person from the group’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Haunting: The Curse of the Blue Moon Inn (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Some people flock to the Blue Moon Inn for a special event (watching the moon turn blue? I guess these people don’t get out much and as a result it doesn’t take a lot to amaze them) that only takes place every 100 years. Once they arrive at the supposedly haunted inn all sorts of bizarre and unexplainable events begin to take place and people start behaving oddly, disappearing, and dying. Is the Blue … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Let Him In (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: Two couples head out for a relaxing weekend in the country hoping to spend their time fishing and just enjoying nature. Unfortunately, there is a mass murderer in the area called “The Tree Surgeon (I guess all of the good names were already taken)” who hacks up his victims and leaves their remains tied to trees. Will the couples be able to make it back home alive or is this the last trip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Terror – Author John Passarella

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NIGHT TERROR SYNOPSIS: Strange things are happening in the small town of Clayton Falls. A man is attacked by a giant Gila monster, a group of local teenagers are terrorized by a headless horseman, raptors are running rampant in the streets attacking the citizens, and Nazi zombies are prowling the streets. Are these things just hallucinations or is there something far more sinister at work here? Sam and Dean (who have experience dealing with these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Off – Author Lawrence Block

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GETTING OFF Synopsis: Katherine Tolliver is a beautiful young lady who enjoys sex, especially one-night stands with complete strangers. She also enjoys brutally murdering the person after she has had sex with him as well. You see, something happened to Katherine when she was a child that made her look at sex differently than most people, and as a result she has a mission in life: She has to kill every man she ever had … Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies that Scared the Hell Out of Me

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I realize that different things scare different people. I am scared to death of clowns, monkeys, and robots (God help me if I am ever attacked by a robot dressed like a clown that has a pet monkey with it, while these things may not bother anyone else in the least little bit. The same thing can be said about movies. I know a lot of people who were really freaked out by “The Blair … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blitz (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: A crazed gunman calling himself “Blitz” is running around killing police officers. It’s up to a tough detective with anger management issues to stop the madman before any more cops are killed. REVIEW: While I have always liked Jason Statham (he always does an excellent job of playing a hardcore badass and just seems like a genuinely nice guy), but have never really cared for any of his movies. I have never been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Peeping Blog (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A stalker follows some woman around recording everything that she does with a video camera. REVIEW: While I am sure that it is going to be hard for some of you out there to believe it, I do try to say something nice about the movies that I review no matter how terrible they were. I just couldn’t do it this time around. I respect the fact that there are many filmmakers out there … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mangrove Slasher 2

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SYNOPSIS: High school students (who are all in their twenties) head out to the beach for some fun and sun, but instead get a bloody and brutal death at the hands of the Mangrove Slasher. REVIEW: If you have read any of my reviews then you will most likely know that I hate horror-comedies. The biggest majority of them are obnoxious, stupid, and just not funny in general. I have suffered through many of these … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2:13 (also Two: Thirteen) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A serial killer who likes to quote Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is stalking the streets and claiming victim after victim. A troubled police profiler haunted by his past is on the killer’s trail, but catching him isn’t such an easy task. As the body count starts to rise will our hero be able to overcome his personal demons so he can figure out who is behind the murders and stop the person from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death and Cremation (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Stan seems to be just your typical weirdo who runs a crematorium from his basement, but in reality he is a serial killer. When he isn’t busy cremating body he is out there killing those who he perceives to be bullies, jerks, and just bad people in general. He prefers to work alone until young social outcast Jarod approaches him about a job. The two soon realize that they are more alike than they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Temptation (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After a drunken night out on the town Isabel accepts a ride home with a strange man. Bad choice on her part considering that he is a rapist, but she finds that out soon enough when he rapes her in a dark alley. Thankfully she is saved when the mysterious Aurelie shows up and proceeds to rip his throat out. Unfortunately though, Isabel gets more than she bargains for when she asks Aurelie to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother’s Day Massacre (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: At the urging of his sort of girlfriend Doreen, Jim heads out to a small town with some friends to locate his birth mother. Once they get there they fall victim to a pair of mentally retarded brothers who get their jollies out of slaughtering innocent people. Some of them manage to survive the encounter but their ordeal isn’t over quite yet as the brothers (as well as their mother) soon come looking for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ritual – Author Adam Nevill

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THE RITUAL Synopsis: Four old college friends reunite for a fun-filled trip to the woods. Unfortunately, people change and the group realizes that they aren’t as close as they were when they were all still in college. Worse yet, they have seen to have taken a wrong turn and soon find themselves hopelessly lost in the vast wilderness. The fun-filled trip that the group hoped for soon becomes a living nightmare as they realize that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Under the Scares (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: A documentary about independent filmmaking featuring interviews with Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon, Amy Lynn Best, and several other people involved with independent films. The movie discusses the trials and tribulations of making your own film and offers tips on how to get your movie distributed. REVIEW:  I personally love most documentaries, especially if they are about horror films. I thought “Under the Scares” was interesting, entertaining, and even educational. I think anyone who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knife Edge (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Emma is a successful and (thanks to a trust fund) wealthy stockbroker who is happily married with a son. Her husband Andrew surprises her by buying a mansion in England so the family loads up and moves there. Once they arrive, Emma (who has demonstrated psychic abilities in the past) starts having disturbing visions about their new home. To make matters worse Andrew begins displaying hostile behavior due to the fact that his business … 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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