Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: The Carpenter (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A charming (and slightly psychotic) carpenter working on a house starts killing off anyone who messes with the unhappily married woman (who is recovering from a nervous breakdown) who lives there that he has become smitten with. REVIEW: At first sight this movie would appear to be a slasher flick about a crazy carpenter dispatching his victims in a number of brutal ways with all of the tools of his trade at his disposal. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Cop 2 (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: A demented, Satan-worshipping cop crashes a bachelor party that is taking place in a high-rise office building after hours and goes about killing anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path. REVIEW: I’ll admit it, I was wrong about Psycho Cop 2 (aka Psycho Cop Returns). I used to see it at the video store all the time when I was younger but never checked it out because I was certain that it was just … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Disturbing Movies of All Time – A Todd Martin List

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What movies bother you? If you are like most people you can name several films that you’ve seen that are so disturbing that they stayed with you for days after you watched them. I have seen quite a few movies that made me feel more than just a little uneasy, but there are some that stand out more than others. Some of them are horror films and some are not (one in particular is aimed … Continue reading

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Film Review: 6 Souls (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Cara (Julianne Moore) is a forensic psychiatrist who doesn’t believe that Multiple Personality Syndrome exists. Her father (who is also a psychiatrist) then introduces her to his newest patient, a young man who has a split personality (a few of them, actually). Cara soon learns that all of the personalities that supposedly lurk inside him are were once real people who are murder victims, so she goes on an investigation to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Top Ten Movies that Should Have Scared Me…But Didn’t – A Todd Martin List

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Let’s face it, not everybody is afraid of the same things. What scares some people may not faze others, and this is particularly true when it comes to horror films. I am a huge horror fan and I have seen a ton of horror films in my lifetime (I got started early thanks to my mom and favorite uncle who both got me into the genre at a very young age). I’ll admit that some … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of the Film World War Z – Author Titan Books

This book includes the entire screenplay for the film version of World War Z as well as a look at how the zombies were designed and brought to life (or I guess that should be brought to unlife) for the big screen.   REVIEW: I have to be honest and say that I don’t care anything about World War Z. I don’t want to read the novel and I really don’t want to see the … Continue reading

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Interview: Lloyd Kaufman (TROMA)

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Todd Martin’s Interview with Lloyd Kaufman I’ve been a fan of Troma ever since I saw The Toxic Avenger for the first time when I was just a teenager. I was hooked instantly and soon I was at the local video store in town every weekend renting Troma classics such as Surf Nazis Must Die, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Troma is without a doubt one of the most successful independent … Continue reading

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Film Review: Midnight Skater (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A vicious killer is stalking the streets of a college town, slicing and dicing anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path. At the same time a drug called “Z” is turning all the people who take in into flesh-eating zombies. Can a Scooby-Doo-like gang of college kids (who are hot on the trail of the mysterious individual dubbed “The Midnight Skater” who may be the source of all the trouble) save the town in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Go Near the Park (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of ancient siblings spend their days staving off the effects of a curse that has been placed on them (which causes them to rapidly age) by killing others and devouring their entrails. REVIEW: I have seen my share of stinkers in my lifetime, and believe me when I say that Don’t Go Near the Park definitely falls into that category. As a matter of fact, it is pretty damn close to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inside Amy (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: On the surface Charlie seems to have it all. A good job, money, the respect of his peers, and most of all, a beautiful wife named Amy who adores him. Behind closed doors though, Charlie is having some sexual dysfunction and thinks that the best way to overcome it is for him and Amy to swing with other couples. Unfortunately Amy ends up enjoying swinging a lot more than Charlie and it isn’t long … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody New Year (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends find themselves stuck on an island after the boat that they were traveling in sinks. Unfortunately for them, this particular island is inhabited by a bunch of homicidal ghosts that are trapped in a time warp. As the bodies start to pile up the chances of anyone getting off of the island alive are slim and none. REVIEW: I remember watching Bloody New Year when I was a kid and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Just Before Dawn (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of campers hiking through the mountains are terrorized (and brutally killed) by a crazed hillbilly who lives in the area. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Blood Diner (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Two brothers (and their uncle who looks a lot like Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame) open up a restaurant that serves the best health food in town. Their secret? It’s all made from the people that they have killed in order to resurrect the goddess that they worship named Shitaar. Who’s ready for seconds? REVIEW:

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Interview: Demona Bast

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Demona Bast is one of the hardest working women in the industry today. When she isn’t working on new music she is busy acting in a number of horror films or modeling. Without a doubt she is a very talented lady on many different levels and there are some big things heading her way in the near future. It was my absolute pleasure to be able to speak to her recently. Todd Martin: So you’ve … Continue reading

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Interview: Deborah Funes

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I was recently lucky enough to sit down with the sweet and talented model/actress Deborah Funes to discuss the world of modeling and some of the movies and TV shows that she has been working on. If you aren’t familiar with her you will be soon enough as she is a very talented (and pretty) young landy who is about to make her impact on the horror genre. Todd Martin: So how did you get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Return of the Boogeyman (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A doctor and his oddball assistant try to help a young woman who is tormented by visions of murders being committed by the guy (who sort of looks like pro wrestler Alberto Del Rio) with the pantyhose on his head from the first movie. REVIEW: I really wasn’t that impressed with The Boogeyman to be quite honest with you (see my review for it on this site for more details) but it is a … 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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