Author Archives: Todd Martin

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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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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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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