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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: Destroyer (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Sadistic murderer and rapist Ivan Moser was sentenced to die in the electric chair but during his execution a riot breaks out and the power cuts off, leaving his fate a mystery. Almost two years later a film crew arrives at the now abandoned prison to shoot a women in prison film. Unfortunately someone starts killing off the cast …

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Book Review: The Cabin in the Woods Official Novelization – Author Tim Lebbon

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The Cabin in the Woods Official Novelization Author Tim Lebbon The novelization of the film The Cabin in the Woods written by Tim Lebbon. The basic storyline (without giving away any spoilers though I think anyone who would be interested in reading this novel has already seen the movie and knows what happens) revolves around a group of college students …

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Film Review: Phobia (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist uses a different method of treatment to help his patients overcome their phobias. Things seem to be going well until members of the group start getting killed off one-by-one by a mysterious person. REVIEW: I wasn’t very familiar with Phobia before I watched it but I thought that it sounded like it could be pretty interesting. I …

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Film Review: D.C. Sniper (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on true events, “DC Sniper” follows John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo as they terrorize the DC area in October of 2002. The unstable pair was responsible for the deaths of several innocent people (most in broad daylight) and held the area in the grip of terror for three weeks until they were finally apprehended. This film …

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Film Review: Old 37 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Two demented brothers with an old ambulance pose as paramedics and go on a killing spree in a small town. REVIEW: I went into Old 37 with pretty high expectations. I mean come on, not only do we have a pretty interesting premise, but we also have genre legends Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley playing a pair of insane …

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Film Review: Cardiac Arrest (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A homicide detective (with his share of personal problems) investigates a series of grisly murders that involve the victims having their hearts surgically removed. REVIEW: When I first saw the poster art for Cardiac Arrest (which features a sinister-looking surgeon holding a bloody heart) I thought to myself Cool! This is going to be an awesome little slasher flick …

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