Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: The Bad Samaritan Must Die! (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Bad Samaritan is a vicious vigilante (of sorts) who hands out his own form of justice on those who break the law (which is just a fancy way of saying he beats them to a bloody pulp). When his number one fan meets him and finds out he isn’t what she thought he was she decides that he needs to die. REVIEW: I’ve always been a huge comic book geek (I am the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Do You Like My Basement? (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychopath named Stanley (who believes that he is a filmmaker) grabs a video camera, subdues a couple and takes over their house, and then proceeds to invite wannabe actors to the house to audition for a movie he is making. What they don’t know is that the movie is a snuff film and they are the stars. REVIEW: I had never heard of Do You Like My Basement? Before I received my copy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Holy Ghost People (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When her sister falls in with a group of religious fanatics known as The Church of One Accord Charlotte gets help from a troubled ex-Marine named Wayne to infiltrate the community to find her. REVIEW: In my opinion there is nothing creepier than scary religious people who are willing to do anything (including torture and murder) in the name of God. Some of these people are sincere in their beliefs and some aren’t, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Six people are invited to their high school reunion but when they get there they realize that they are the only ones there. It isn’t long before they realize that something isn’t right and before you know it a stranger (who is awful fond of disguises) locks them in the building and starts picking them off one by one. Will anyone manage to get out alive or are they all doomed? REVIEW: I have … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Water Vampire (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A film crew heads out to the woods to film a documentary about a series of grisly murders that have taken place in the area over the years in hopes of clearing the man who has been found guilty of committing the vile acts. Unfortunately for them they aren’t alone in the woods and soon find themselves being stalked and eventually picked off by an unknown enemy. What is the real truth behind the … Continue reading

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Unscripted 3 Indie Film Series in Owensboro Kentucky

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Independent filmmaker P.J. Starks (who directed on co-wrote Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street) presents the third annual Unscripted Indie Film Festival on January 4, 2014. On this date 2 teams will compete to make short films that will then be voted on by audience members on February 22. Horrornews.net’s very own Todd Martin was one of the two winners (with his short script “Lucky”) along with writer/actress Meadow Kristine Farley’s short script. These two films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Uninvited (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A cute little kitty with a killer mutant living inside of it hitches a ride on a private yacht and goes about killing anyone who pisses it off. REVIEW: I have always loved cats (my wife and I have two) and when I first heard of this movie back in the late 80’s I knew that I had to see it because I thought that it sounded kickass. How could you go wrong with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Voodoo Possession (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Down on his luck Aiden (who has never quite gotten over witnessing a traumatizing event when he was a child) heads to Haiti with a film crew to document the happenings at a mental hospital and to find his missing brother. Once there he stumbles across the terrifying secret of the hospital and its inhabitants. Will he be able to find his brother and make it back home alive or is he on the … Continue reading

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FilmReview: Brimstone (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Goth chick wannabe Tandra’s friends all kill themselves after visiting a wooded area called Brimstone so she heads there herself to get some answers. Will she be able to solve the mystery behind the death of her friends and live to tell about it or is she destined to follow in their footsteps and take her own life as well? REVIEW: 80 minutes can seem like an awful long time depending on what you’re … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunted Trailer (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil demon haunts a mobile home, tormenting the wacky redneck family that lives there in a number of ways. REVIEW: As most of you know I am not a big fan of movies that combine elements of horror and comedy as I just find the vast majority of them to be obnoxious and painfully unfunny. While there are a few exceptions The Haunted Trailer is not one of them and to be honest … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crave (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A depressed, oddball freelance photographer named Aiden escapes from his lonely existence fantasizing about saving damsels in distress and killing people that he thinks deserve it. After falling for his sexy neighbor Virginia (who he has a one night stand with) his life seems to have purpose. Thanks to her he thinks that he’s finally going to get the happy ending that he’s always wanted, but unfortunately she already has a boyfriend.  As his … Continue reading

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10 Horror Movie Rumors that Never Took Place

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10 Horror Movie Rumors that Never Took Place (and by the Grace of God Never Will) People just generally enjoy spreading rumors, especially in the horror movie business. I’ve heard a ton of horror flick rumors during my day and while some of them sound like they had the potential to be true there are others that are just so out there and downright weird that I dismissed them immediately. I not sure where or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Shorts 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A collection of three horror shorts that focus on a group of friends hanging out at an old abandoned house in the woods, a man and his unfaithful wife, and a guy’s battle with a kidney stone. REVIEW: I love horror anthologies (Creepshow and the original Tales from the Crypt being my favorites and I love low budget horror flicks so I was really looking forward to checking out Killer Shorts 2 (before we … Continue reading

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Film Review: Soul Killer (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A masked killer is going around killing off people in Los Angeles, but the thing is no one can see him other than hard-working and under appreciated Natalie. Is she cracking up or is he real, and if so who is he and where did he come from. Natalie must find the answers to all these questions and figure out a way to stop him (if he does actually exist) before she becomes his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unnoticed (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious killer is going around knocking off high school students in a small town. REVIEW: By now most of you out there know that I enjoy low budget horror flicks and actually prefer them over their major Hollywood counterparts. Unnoticed was shot on what looks to be a very low budget and while it wasn’t the best movie I’ve ever seen I still enjoyed it for what it was. Having shot a couple … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ovulation (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A desperate woman determined to have a baby goes to some extreme measures (including murder) in order to become pregnant. REVIEW: I’m always up for checking out new low budget horror films that are shot on video. Some of them are very good while others leave a lot to be desired, so you never know for sure what you are going to get until you sit down and watch them. I recently watched writer/director … 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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