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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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Film Review: Road Games (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A truck driver finds himself involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a brutal serial killer who enjoys butchering young female hitchhikers. REVIEW: Road Games is an entertaining little suspense/thriller that has a nice Hitchcock-like feel to it (which is no surprise considering that director Richard Franklin was a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock). It has …

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Book Review: Jaws – Memories from Martha’s Vineyard – Author Matt Taylor

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Jaws-Memories from Martha’s Vineyard (Expanded Second Edition) This impressive coffee table book is essentially the definitive guide to the making of the blockbuster film Jaws. Loaded with stories, pictures, and priceless memories from the people who worked on the film, this is one book that no Jaws fan can do without. When I was a little kid I was totally …

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Interview: Mackenzie Knight (Unearthly Encounters Live! Radio)

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I have always been pretty interested in the paranormal, and since there are so many fans of shows like Ghost Hunters, Haunted Collector, and many others it is obvious that I am not alone. Mackenzie Knight is a paranormal researcher/investigator, host of her own celebrity paranormal radio show called “Unearthly Encounters Live!” on Blog Talk Radio, and an author. Needless …

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Film Review: Biophage (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Thanks to the release of a biochemical agent that has ravaged the world zombies (or biophages, hence the title of the film) are roaming around devouring every living thing in sight. The very few human survivors that remain have gone into hiding to avoid becoming the zombies’ next meal. Cain, a soldier, and Bell, a doctor, are on a …

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Interview: Jeffrey Reddick – Writer (Final Destination franchise)

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Several years ago horror fans started to complain that good horror films weren’t being made anymore. They also argued that the ones that were being released were pretty horrible and unoriginal. Jeffrey reddick came to the rescue and gave the fans Final Destination, which was an instant hit. It was original, fun, and just an awesome movie in general that …

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Film Review: Venom (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A weird tow truck driver is possessed by evil spirits after being bitten by a bunch of cursed snakes. He then goes on a killing spree, butchering anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with him. REVIEW: Not to be confused with the superior 1981 film of the same name (or the awesome Spider-Man villain)Venom is a pretty hokey …

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Film Review: 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of paranormal investigators go to the site where notorious serial killer Richard Speck murdered several nurses years ago and try to make contact with any spirits that may still be lingering there. Of course they end up encountering Speck’s ghost, and he isn’t very happy. The team soon finds themselves locked inside the building with no way …

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Film Review: The Prey (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a camping trip are terrorized by a horribly disfigured and psychotic survivor of a horrible forest fire that took place decades ago. As the members of the camping party start dying in a variety of ways at the hands of the hulking killer it becomes obvious that he isn’t just looking for victims to …

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Book Review: The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization – Author Greg Cox

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SYNOPSIS: In addition to struggling with his own personal issues that are plaguing him (thanks primarily to the events that took place at the end of the last film) Batman must contend with the threat of the dangerous and deadly Bane as well as Catwoman. Will Batman be able to overcome his demons and save Gotham from total annihilation or …

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Film Review: S.N.U.B! (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After a nuclear bomb is detonated in London a group of survivors head to an underground bunker (or an S.N.U.B.-hence the title) where they will be safe until the smoke clears. Unfortunately for them some of the violent inmates at a local prison have been mutated as a result of the blast and have escaped their cells, and they …

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