Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: Hometown (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenager is abducted by a pair of murderous criminals he tells them three horror stories that are set in the town where they all live in hopes of stalling for time before they kill him. REVIEW: As I have said time and time again I really love low budget horror films and I respect the hell out of the filmmakers who put their hearts and souls into these movies. Hometown-which is the … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Aaron Dries

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If you haven’t heard of Aaron Dries you need to look him up because he is one hell of a writer. He has published one book and has another set for release very soon. He is a very talented guy and I was happy to have the opportunity to speak to him about writing, his favorite horror film, and just some random things in general. Todd Martin: How long have you been writing, and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization – Author Greg Cox

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SYNOPSIS: In addition to struggling with his own personal issues that are plaguing him (thanks primarily to the events that took place at the end of the last film) Batman must contend with the threat of the dangerous and deadly Bane as well as Catwoman. Will Batman be able to overcome his demons and save Gotham from total annihilation or is the city doomed? REVIEW: I have to be honest, and I apologize because I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A decade after going on a killing spree Michael Myers (who everyone assumed was dead) returns to his hometown of Haddonfield. This time he is stalking his niece Jamie, and he is more than willing to kill anyone who tries to stop him from getting to her. As the bodies begin to pile up Michael’s old psychiatrist Dr. Loomis tries to find a way to stop him before it is too late. REVIEW: Without … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prison (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: The evil spirit of an executed convict terrorizes (and kills) the prisoners and guards alike at the recently reopened prison where he was put to death years ago. Why is he killing everyone that he comes into contact with and how does the cruel (and mentally unstable) warden of the prison have ties to his past? Is he simply killing because he just gets a kick out of it or is he doing so … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Jason Horton

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Jason Horton is an up and coming writer/director with several movies to his credit. I was able to speak to him recently about movies and other things and he is without a doubt a talented guy with a great sense of humor who knows what he wants when it comes to filmmaking. Todd Martin: So what movies have you written and/or directed? Jason Horton: Rise of the Undead (writer/director) – 2005 Edges of Darkness (writer/director) … Continue reading

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Film Review: S.N.U.B! (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After a nuclear bomb is detonated in London a group of survivors head to an underground bunker (or an S.N.U.B.-hence the title) where they will be safe until the smoke clears. Unfortunately for them some of the violent inmates at a local prison have been mutated as a result of the blast and have escaped their cells, and they want in the bunker as well (and they are eager to kill anyone inside that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Circle (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of graduate students who are doing a thesis on a crazed serial killer head to his former home with the purpose of learning all that they can about him (and hoping that they can find something there that no one else has that will shed some light on why he feels the need to kill). Unbeknownst to them, unfortunately, the serial killer has recently escaped the mental hospital where he was incarcerated … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Craig’s List Killer (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When Megan met Philip Markoff she couldn’t have been happier. He was a charming, caring, likeable medical student who had his whole future planned out. After only a few months of dating the couple becomes engaged and it seems that Megan is going to get the happy ending she always wanted complete with the white picket fence. Unfortunately there is a side to Philip that she doesn’t know about. A twisted, perverted, deadly side … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Tonia Brown (The Cold Beneath)

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Tonia Brown is an up-and-coming writer who already has several published literary works to her credit. She enjoys writing in a wide variety of genres and is extremely talented in each one. Believe me when I say that she is a name to look out for as she is destined to leave her mark on readers, and I recently had the opportunity to speak to her about writing and a variety of other subjects. Todd … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stalker (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Paula is a troubled best-selling writer overcoming a mental breakdown and having trouble finishing her second novel. Taking her agent’s advice she head out to her family home in the middle of nowhere to get her thoughts together and focus on writing without being distracted. She takes an eager young personal assistant along with her unaware of the fact that she is a dangerous, homicidal nutcase who likes to kill people who get on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodwork (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Two college pals decide to make some easy money by volunteering for a scientific experiment that is supposedly being done to test out a recently developed allergy drug. As soon as they arrive at the facility they get the feeling that something is a little off about everything, and it doesn’t take long before some weird and disturbing things start taking place. It seems that the doctor who signed them up for the procedure … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Berryman (Below Zero)

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Without a doubt Michael Berryman is a legend. This iconic actor has been in such memorable films such as The Hills Have Eyes, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Weird Science, and countless others. He has also appeared in television shows such as Highway to Heaven, Tales from the Crypt, and The X-Files, just to name a few. He has had one hell of a career and a huge league of fans that adore him. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack The Reaper (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of high school students on a class trip are involved in a bus accident that leaves them stranded in the desert. They happen upon a mysterious abandoned carnival in the middle of nowhere and soon find themselves being stalked and picked off one-by-one by a creepy hulk of a man called Railroad Jack who gets his jollies out of killing people with a pick axe. REVIEW: One of the main reasons that … Continue reading

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Film Review: 19 Doors (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: While working on a new horror script a screenwriter named Grace makes the stupid decision to stay at a supposedly haunted hotel while she is working on it for inspiration. The hotel was the site of several horrible murders several decades ago and soon Grace starts to see and hear some strange and unnerving things that suggest that the hotel is inhabited by the spirits of the dead. Is the hotel really haunted or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night School (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is killing off the female students who are taking night classes at a local college. Each victim is decapitated and has her head thrown into the nearest body of water for some unknown reason. The detectives working the case discover a connection between the victims and a certain professor at the college, which makes him their prime suspect in the slayings. Is the professor really responsible for the murders or is someone else … 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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