Author Archives: Todd Martin

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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TV Review: The Secret of Crickley Hall (Mini Series) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After the disappearance of their son a married couple and their two daughters move to Crickley Hall, unaware that some horrible events took place there back in the 1940’s when it was an orphanage and that the place is possibly haunted. REVIEW: I am sort of on the fence when it comes to this series (which is based on the novel by James Herbert). On the one hand I thought that the premise was … Continue reading

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TV Review: In the Flesh (Season 1) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Several years after a zombie outbreak occurs a cure is discovered that reverts the living dead back to their former selves (sort of). The former zombies are slowly reintroduced into society and go about attempting to lead a normal life despite the fact that they are feared and hated by the general public. This television series (brought to you by BBC America) follows a recently cured young man named Kieren as he struggles to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed killer doll is back, and this time he is busy slicing and dicing his way through a group of people gathered together at an old mansion to mourn the loss of a family member. REVIEW: I have loved Chucky ever since I first saw Child’s Play at the theater when I was in high school way back in 1988 so when I heard rumblings about Curse of Chucky a year or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shiver (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After surviving an attack at the hands of a vicious serial killer known as “The Gryphon” Wendy thinks that her ordeal is over. In reality her problems are only beginning as her attacker soon begins stalking her, determined to stop at nothing to finish what he started and killing anyone who gets in his way. Can Wendy stay one step ahead of him and escape with her life in tact or is she destined … Continue reading

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Film Review: Aberration (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Christy seems like your somewhat average high school student with the exception of the fact that she has the ability to see ghosts. When someone starts killing off her classmates she tries to figure out who is responsible for the murders with the help of the spirit of a mysterious little boy who is somehow connected to the deaths.

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Film Review: Sleepless (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: After a seventeen year break a serial killer picks up where he left off, prompting the son of one of his earlier victims and a retired police detective to team up to stop him once and for all. Will they be able to figure out his identity and put an end to his murderous ways or are they just setting themselves up to be his next victims? REVIEW:

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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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