Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: Rampage (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When the pressures of everyday life get to a mentally unstable young man named Bill he ends up snapping. He builds a Kevlar suit of body armor and proceeds to go on a killing spree across the small town where he lives. You see, Bill believes that overpopulation is the reason that there are so many problems in the world, and his solution is to go out and kill as many people as he … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ultimate Death Match 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A wrestling promoter who is desperate to gain fan support for his wrestling promotion comes up with a unique way to attract fans. In an attempt to get away from the image of “sports entertainment” that wrestling has been associated with in recent years he holds an elimination tournament where the competitors in the final match battle to the death. Featuring wrestling greats such as Al Snow, Shane Douglas, “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack on Darfur (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: A group of journalists visiting Sudan end up in a small village called Darfur. Once there they hear that a brutal and violent militia group is heading their way to wipe out every living man, woman, and child that they come across. The journalists are met with a moral dilemma upon hearing this news Should they stay and try to help the villagers fight off the militia group or should they just get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pelt (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a camping trip make a huge mistake when they decide to ignore the “Private Property” signs (when will people ever learn?) and trespass onto an area of woods in the middle of nowhere. They soon regret their decision however as the creepy, backwoods guy who lives on the property soon begins to dispatch the group one by one in a series of increasingly violent and painful ways. Will … Continue reading

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Film Review: Millennium Apocalypse (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Jordan is a young woman who has visions that show her the world being destroyed. She is recruited by a government agency that her father (who has been missing for 12 years) once worked for. The agency wants her to use her visions to stop the Apocalypse from taking place, and along the way she uncovers a huge conspiracy. Will she be able to prevent the end of the world from happening and save … Continue reading

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Film Review: Melvin (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Poor Norton is an intelligent college student who gets no respect from anyone. His classmates are constantly picking on him and making his life a living hell, his professor is always an asshole to him, his neighbor is rude to him, and the girl he has a crush on is dating a guy who treats him (as well as the object of his affection) like sh*t. Since he is a passive aggressive (and plain … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scars of Youth (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: 200 years in the future a group of people live in the woods and try to avoid the mysterious men in the white suits (that look like the ones used in the original “The Crazies”). A young man named Paul deals with the fact that his mother has a black fluid flowing through her body that slows down the aging process but keeps her in a drugged out state and causes scarring on her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patrol Men (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Alex is a teenage girl who lives on Peyton Island, which is a small island off of Britain that has a very small population. There are several rules for the people who live on the island, one of them being that there is a curfew at sunset. No one is allowed out of their homes after dark, and to ensure that no one is breaking this rule the mayor has a group of mysterious … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunted Echoes (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Guy and Laura have recently suffered a parent’s worst nightmare: their eight-year-old daughter Kimberly was abducted from her bedroom and murdered. They move to a charming old house in need of repair, hoping the project will alleviate their pain but they soon find themselves haunted by a young female spirit; is it their daughter or another entity using the grieving couple for its own sinister purposes? REVIEW:  “Haunted Echoes” is one of those movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Six people who have each attempted suicide find themselves being held prisoner by a psychopath and forced to play a deadly game. Each person being held captive must roll a die to decide the fate of their companion, and they have no choice but to do so under threat of death at the hands of their captor. Will anyone survive, and if they do will they ever be the same again? REVIEW: When I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psych:9 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Roslyn is an unhappily married woman who has a history of mental issues thanks to some disturbing events that happened to her when she was a child. She takes a night job at a recently closed hospital and spends her time working there alone, which probably isn’t the best idea since there is a serial killer the media have dubbed “The Night Hawk” in the area who is responsible for the deaths of many … Continue reading

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Film Review: Half Moon (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When a depressed and bitter prostitute named Rose (who really needs to work on her attitude and social skills if she ever wants to excel in her chosen profession) agrees to meet a client at a hotel she gets a lot more than she bargained for. After hours of talking (and I do mean hours) things get a little crazy and Rose decides to rob the man and leave him tied to a chair. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Demon Days – Authors Richard Finney, D.L. Snell

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DEMON DAYS Written by Richard Finney, D.L. Snell Published by Ape Entertainment Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 196 Pages Price: $9.95 Over the last couple of decades or so there has been a multitude of books dealing with themes such as demonic possession and evil forces conspiring to take over the world. If this is your cup of tea there are countless titles to choose from, but unfortunately there aren’t that many that are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After becoming a nun Sister Sarah is abused physically and mentally, drugged out of her mind, and forced to whore herself out to a slew of skanky customers by the low-life criminal Chavo and his gang of misfits (as well as the church). After a bad drug trip she gets a message from God telling her to seek vengeance on her tormentors. She then sets out to kill all of those who wronged her, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mortician (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A lonely (and odd) mortician goes about his daily routine of preparing bodies for burial and avoiding other people at all possible until he finds himself helping a little boy escape from a brutal gang leader who murdered the boy’s mother. As the mortician learns about the boy’s ordeal he realizes that he suffered a similar loss when he was a child and the two form a bond. Will the mortician be able to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Basement (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  A group of anti-war protestors on a road trip stop off in the middle of the woods when one of them needs a bathroom break. The group soon ends up trapped in an underground structure and is unable to find a way out. Making matters worse is the fact that that there is something down there stalking them, and they discover too late that they have been selected to take part in a bizarre … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Skye flees town after her father’s murderous rampage resulted in the deaths of many of her classmates and heads to the town where her birthmother lives. Upon arriving at her mother’s house she discovers that she has a half sister named Alex and they become pretty close in a short period of time. Just when it starts to look like Skye may get to live a normal life her psychotic father tracks her down … Continue reading

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Film Review: 13Hrs (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Sarah returns to her home in England to visit her family and friends. What starts out as an awkward reunion soon turns into a nightmare as an uninvited guest crashes the party and starts ripping everyone to pieces. Will Sarah and the others survive the night, or will the creature make sure that this is the last get together any of them will ever have again? REVIEW: I wasn’t familiar with “13Hrs” before I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piranha 3D (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Lake Victoria is usually a pretty quiet place until Spring Break when thousands of college kids go there to have a drunken blast. Unfortunately things are going to be a little different this year as an underwater tremor has released an army of vicious, prehistoric piranhas who gleefully devour anyone they come across. It’s up to Sheriff Forester (Elizabeth Shue) and seismic researcher Novak (Adam Scott) to stop them before they eat everyone unlucky … Continue reading

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Film Review: The New Daughter (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After his wife leaves him for another man, John James and his two children move out to a house in the country. They soon discover a mysterious mound on the property and it isn’t long before John’s daughter Louisa begins to exhibit some very strange and disturbing behavior. He does a little research and finds out that the previous owner’s daughter did the exact same thing (until her grandfather set her on fire that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church – Author John McCuaig

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THE CHURCH SYNOPSIS: After a virus starts wiping people out and turning them into flesh-eating zombies the streets are overrun by an always growing horde of the undead. Sam, just a regular guy who was forced to kill him wife who became a zombie due to the virus, seeks refuge at a local church where a group of survivors have taken shelter. Unfortunately it is anything but a safe haven as the maniacal Reverend McKay … 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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