Author Archives: Todd Martin

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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Book Review: The Great Alaskan Adventure…with Zombies – Author J. Kevin Burchfield

THE GREAT ALASKAN ADVENTURE…WITH ZOMBIES Author J. Kevin Burchfield Published by CreateSpace Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 138 pages Price: $9.95 There are so many books about zombies out there right now that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of them. Some feature fast zombies that run like track stars. Some have zombies that slowly shamble along like the ones from Romero’s films. Some of these books are quite great, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coffin Rock (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Jesse wants a baby more than anything in the world. Since her husband Rob is having problems impregnating her they go to a medical clinic for help. While they are there they catch the attention of a psychotic young man who works there named Evan who becomes obsessed with Jesse within moments of laying his eyes on her. He then integrates himself into Jesse and Rob’s lives (who are having marriage problems due to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cold Storage (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When an aspiring actress heads to a small Tennessee town to act in a play she is involved in a horrible auto accident. Simple-minded local Clive soon comes across the wreckage and takes it upon himself to take her back to his place to nurse her back to health. She dies soon thereafter but Clive doesn’t mind and enjoys her company. Her sister and ex-boyfriend soon come to town looking for her since she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Driller Killer (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: Reno is a struggling artist who lives with his girlfriend and her lesbian lover. He is not the most stable guy in the world to begin with, but his sanity really starts to slip away even more as he tries to finish a painting; he is really stressing over the painting as it is. Add to that the fact that he is having drama with his girlfriend and her lover as well as having … 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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