Author Archives: Todd Martin

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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Film Review: The Maze (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. As they wander aimlessly through the maze the murderer follows closely behind, taunting them and watching their every move. The game turns deadly when the kids decide to separate and weaken their chances of survival. When the mutilated … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Campout (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Four college friends head out to the woods for a nice camping trip (apparently without a tent, sleeping bags, or any other supplies that are crucial to camping). Once they arrive they are immediately involved in an altercation with a pair of local rednecks (one of whom has the most annoying voice ever caught on film in the history of cinema). Little do our heroes know, the rednecks are actually vicious killers who get … Continue reading

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Interview: Joel D. Wynkoop (Twisted Illusions, The Uh-Oh Show)

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Joel D Wynkoop is probably the hardest- working man in the film business today. Not only is he an actor, but he is also a writer, editor, producer, and director among many other things when it comes to film making. The guy has a career that spans over several decades and has worked on a huge number of films. He has worked with such awesome people as Tim Ritter and H.G. Lewis, and is highly … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Forest (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: When two couples go camping they are terrorized by a crazy old bastard that lives in a cave and enjoys killing and eating people. REVIEW: As most of you know by now, I really, really love slasher flicks. I especially love the slasher flicks from the 1980’s as this was the golden age of the slasher film in my opinion. When I picked up a copy of The Forest I was pretty excited because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Ricky is a mentally unstable young man who decides to follow in his psychotic brother’s footsteps and go on a killing spree dressed as Santa Claus. REVIEW: It’s Christmas, and one of the Martin family’s long-standing holiday traditions is to watch Silent Night, Deadly Night (and the original Black Christmas) the Saturday night before X-mas. This year we were lucky enough to watch Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 as well, and while it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scream for Help (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: High school student Christie suspects that her stepfather is trying to kill her and her mother. Unfortunately no one believes her, even when people start dying around her in a series of mysterious accidents. Is her stepfather behind these deaths or is Christie just out of her mind? REVIEW: I remember watching this movie one Sunday night with my mom back in 1987 (if memory serves me correctly we also watched Creepshow 2 the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Dome – Author Stephen King

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UNDER THE DOME (HARDCOVER) Author Stephen King Published by Scribner Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 1088 pages Price: $35.00 Stephen King. Some people love him and some people hate him. Some people claim he is one of the greatest writers of all time and read every single thing he writes. Others argue that he has very little talent and has never written anything remotely significant during his lengthy writing career. I personally have mixed … 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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