Author Archives: Todd Martin

Book Review: Tortured Skin – Author James C. Gillen

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TORTURED SKIN Author James C. Gillen Published by Kerlak Enterprises Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black & White – 304 Pages Price: $14.95 Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you know that vampires have become a very hot commodity. Thanks to the Twilight series and The Vampire Diaries the entire world has gone nuts for the bloodsuckers (OK, I’ve been patient. First zombies were the “in” thing, now it’s vampires. When are my personal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nun of That (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Sister Kelly (Sarah Nicklin) isn’t your typical nun. She has a temper, a foul mouth, and since she knows how to fight she doesn’t have any trouble taking care of herself (and killing people if she has to). After she is shot to death in an alley she goes to Heaven where she meets Jesus and is recruited into the Order of the Black Habit, a group of assassins who just happen to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Playground (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A medical experiment in England goes horribly wrong (imagine that!) and thousands of people are turned into incredibly fast, parkour performing zombie-like creatures. A small group of survivors (including Angela, the only person who was a part of the experiment that didn’t change) struggle to stay alive as they are attacked by the zombies over and over again. Will they make it out alive or are they all destined to be ripped to pieces … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Graves (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of sisters who have very different personalities (Megan is tough and fearless while Abby is the easily frightened type who needs her sister to take care of her) take one last road trip together (to see the world’s biggest thermometer) before one of them heads off to New York to begin her career. They stop in a small town to grab a bite to eat and while they are there they end … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Entity (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:After the death of her husband in an auto accident Ellen begins to communicate with what she thinks is his spirit (by writing him a letter-who knew you could talk to the dead like this?). Unfortunately it turns out that the spirit is not her late husband’s (and not very nice), and it goes on to terrorize her and her and her family (focusing mainly on her hot daughter, Samantha). After several terrifying incidents her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Night – The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Back in 1978 little Mary went nuts after getting her period for the first time and brutally slaughtered her parents. She was locked away in an insane asylum for years where she was raped and impregnated by one of the orderlies. After giving birth to a still born baby she proceeds to kill pretty much everyone else at the hospital with her until she is taken down in a hail of bullets. Her rampage … Continue reading

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Book Review: Curse of the Full Moon – Editor James Lowder

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I love werewolves; I think that they are the coolest and creepiest of all the monsters in the world of horror. Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, they never get any love. Zombies have had their time in the spotlight and for the last year or so vampires have been all the rage. When are my beloved lycanthropes going to get their time to shine? Most people just aren’t into werewolves, and as a result there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apartment 16 – Author Adam Nevill

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APARTMENT 16 Written by Adam Nevill Published by Pan Publishing Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 368 pages Price: $NA There are many, many novels out there that deal with subjects such as haunted houses, apartments, and other dwellings. While I like a good ghost story as much as the next guy the problem remains that most of these novels are seriously lacking anything close to being an original concept. Too often these novels … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madame O (1967) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: At the tender age of sixteen, Seiko (Michiko Aoyama) was sexually abused by three men. This horrifying attack scarred her mentally and resulted in her getting pregnant and infected with syphilis. Now a well-respected doctor in Japan, she practices medicine by day and prowls the city streets at night in search of lovers. Possessing a raging desire for revenge against man, she destroys them with the one weapon they cannot resist…sex! Finally marrying and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Limits (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter interviews the caretaker of a cemetery and he tells her two very different stories that are connected to each other (sort of). One tale is about the chaos that erupts when a crime lord’s dinner party is crashed by unexpected guests and the blood bath that ensues. The other story is set during the medieval period and centers on a demented man’s quest to find a body for Satan to reform in. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Forest (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Virgil (Jon-Paul Gates) is an alcoholic tabloid reporter who is sent to Arkansas to investigate some Bigfoot sightings reported by some of the locals. Once he gets there he runs into a variety of people (including the corrupt sheriff and the bitter Native American Vietnam veteran who lives by himself out in the woods) with some of them claiming to have seen Bigfoot while others are less helpful. As his investigation continues something (or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalypse of the Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of Interpol agents have the task of transporting a dangerous prisoner to Belgrade. Unfortunately for them, their job becomes more difficult after a chemical (that looks just like the Joker’s deadly laughing gas from the 1989 Batman movie) is accidentally released and turns everyone exposed to it into flesh eating zombies. Our heroes soon find themselves fighting for their lives as they as they try to make their way through the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Organ (1996) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Two undercover detectives investigating a black market organ harvesting scheme find themselves in trouble when the black market criminals find out who they really are. One detective is able to escape but the other is left behind and subjected to a variety of horrible things. The detective that was able to flee vows to find his missing partner and exact his revenge on his abductors. Will our hero be able to save his friend … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Werewolves Attack – Author Del Howison

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When Werewolves Attack: A Field Guide to Dispatching Ravenous Flesh-Ripping Beasts Are werewolves a problem in your neighborhood? Ever wonder what to do if you are attacked by a lycanthrope? Interested in a career in hunting werewolves? Maybe you are just curious about the history of werewolves and want to know more about them, or maybe you just wanted to read about werewolf attacks on humans. If you are into werewolves at all (and I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Entrails of a Virgin (1986) – CAT III

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   SYNOPSIS: A pair of sleazy soft-core p*rn creators take their models out in the middle of nowhere for a photo shoot. On the way back they get lost and end up having to stay all night at a house they had come across. What they don’t know is that there is a demon stalking the area who calls this place home, and he enjoys killing anyone he comes in contact with. It becomes a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chain Reaction (aka House of Blood) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: After a prison bus is involved in an accident on a country road several dangerous inmates escape. Dr. Madsen, who was in the other vehicle that was in the crash, is taken hostage by the prisoners. As the group makes its way deep into the woods to avoid the police they stumble upon an old house in the middle of nowhere. They break in and find out that the house is occupied by a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maskhead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Syl and Maddie are a lesbian couple who enjoy shooting fetish films in their spare time. Luckily for them there are a lot of people who want to star in their movies so they never have to worry about a lack of potential actors. Unfortunately for the people in the films Syl and Maddie always use a certain person in each of their movies, a huge hulking deformed man known only as Maskhead. Maskhead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Growth (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: Jamie has just discovered that she has inherited some land from her late uncle. Unfortunately the guy wasn’t the most stable person in the world and twenty years ago he had conducted a bizarre experiment ago involving parasitic creatures in order to better humankind. The experiment goes horribly wrong (of course) and many people are killed as a result. Jamie and some friends go to check out the island she inherited unaware of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Runaways (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the novel Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story, “The Runaways” tells the true story of how five girls who dreamed of being rock stars were put together by a record producer to form what he believed would be a band as big as The Beatles. Unfortunately substance abuse, in fighting, jealousy, and personal problems get in the way and eventually lead to the band’s downfall. REVIEW:  I really enjoyed “The Runaways.” It … Continue reading

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Film Review: Golden Earrings (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Ronnie and Sara are roommates as well as best friends (though it seems that Ronnie wants to take their relationship to the next level). Sara leaves one night to go see her mother (and sort of boyfriend) for the weekend, leaving Ronnie lonely and depressed. She gets even more depressed after getting a cryptic message from the Ouija board and then when Sara seems to just disappear off the face of the earth. As … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Women of Satan (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of traveling freak show performers and a rock star go to a secluded area to be interviewed for an Internet show. What they don’t know is that the interviewer’s father has been conducting bizarre experiments on a group of women. The women are soon turned into flesh eating zombies who then go about eating anyone they come across (and even each other). Will our “heroes” be able to survive the horror or … 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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