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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: 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: 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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Film Review: Deadly Friend (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Loosely adapted from Diana Henstell’s novel Friend, “Deadly Friend” revolves around boy genius Paul (Matthew Laborteaux) who has moved to a new town with his mother his mother and his robot pal that he built himself named BB. Paul soon falls in love with pretty neighbor Sam (Kristy Swanson), who lives with her abusive father. Things soon go downhill when BB (who has been showing signs of hostility of late) is blown to bits … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill the Irishman (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in 1970’s Cleveland, “Kill the Irishman” is based on the true story of Danny Greene, an unhappy dock worker who got involved with the mob in the area. He made a name for himself among the criminal underworld and was responsible for basically triggering a mob war when he is held responsible for some money that is stolen from some powerful New York mobsters. Greene is a tough, fearless, take no sh*t from … Continue reading

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Film Review: He (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A very bizarre and paranoid man sees, does, and hears a lot of weird things as his miserable wife slowly goes insane and plans to kill him. REVIEW: First off, let me just say that I love low-budget and independent films of all kinds. I think that most independent films are a million times better than the majority of the mainstream garbage that Hollywood pumps out on a weekly basis. Having tried my hand … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stripperland (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In this parody of “Zombieland,” we follow a group of survivors trying to stay alive after the zombie apocalypse takes place. These zombies are a little different though, as they are all female strippers who enjoy tearing people apart and devouring them (when they’re not busy dancing to Hip Hop music and trying to earn tips). Zombies have never looked so good. REVIEW: Film parodies can either be very good or very bad. There … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skew (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three friends head out on a long road trip to attend a friend’s wedding. Right off the bat it is obvious there is some tension between Simon and Eva, and he seems to make things worse by bringing along a video camera and filming absolutely everything that happens during the trip. To his horror he realizes that when he films some people their faces appear distorted as he looks at them through the viewfinder … Continue reading

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Film Review: Little Red Devil (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Jimmy is a twenty-five year old loser who lives with his Bible-thumping mother (who was actually a devil worshiper when she was younger). He spends his days stealing from others, banging a hooker, and searching for his long lost girlfriend who just seemed to fall off of the face of the Earth a year ago or so. Jimmy eventually crosses paths with a Luc Tyler, a local crime boss who takes him under his … Continue reading

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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: Blooded (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of hunters (and their girlfriends) on a hunting trip are targeted by an animal rights organization. The hunters are drugged, stripped down to their underwear, separated in the freezing wilderness, and hunted down one-by-one like the poor animals they have killed in the past. It seems that the animal rights organization opposes hunting and wants to make an example of the group of hunters to discourage others from going out and hunting … 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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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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