Author Archives: Todd Martin

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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Interview: Signe Olynyk – Screenwriter (Below Zero)

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Below Zero is a new movie that sounds pretty damn awesome. It is about a washed-up screenwriter who is suffering from a horrible case of writer’s block who decides to do something drastic in order to write a script that will make people take him seriously. Starring Edward Furlong, Kristin Booth, and genre legend Michael Berryman, this film sounds like it has potential to rock. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Signe Olynyk, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axed (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When an unlikable businessman loses his job he goes totally and completely batsh*t crazy. His solution is to take his family (who he treats like garbage) on a fun-filled trip to a secluded house in the middle of nowhere for a little rest and relaxation. Unfortunately the real reason he takes them on the trip is so he can kill them and then himself (he thinks if he only kills himself that they wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Todd Crawford

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Most people today bitch and moan about the younger generation. They claim that they are lazy, selfish, and don’t have any respect for anything. Obviously these people have never met Todd Crawford. Todd is only eighteen but he has already published several novels and short stories, and is a walking encyclopedia of all things horror related. He is an intelligent, articulate young man and I see some huge things in store for him in the … Continue reading

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Interview: Karissa and Katie Strain (Carrie, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil)

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There isn’t a shortage of hot young women in the movie business these days. Hot young women with talent though? Well that is another story. Thankfully there are ladies like Karissa and Katie Strain who are both attractive and talented working in the business today. If you are a fan of the awesome show Todd and the Book of Pure Evil like I am then you got to see Karissa and Katie work their magic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Humongous (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman named Ida is raped, and after killing her attacker she decides to go off and live on an abandoned island with only her pet dogs for company. Years later a group of friends find themselves stranded on the island when the yacht they were traveling on sinks. It turns out that Ida actually had a son as a result of being raped and he isn’t too happy that there are trespassers on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Backwoods (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple (who tell someone that they are brother and sister for some unknown reason that is never explained) riding bikes across the country end up camping out in the backwoods of Kentucky. They end up saving a little girl who happens to need medical attention outside their tent and her father takes them to his home where he provides dinner for them to show his appreciation for helping his kid. Once there they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Valley (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: While on a trip with his recently divorced mother and her new boyfriend a young boy decides to check out an abandoned RV that he happens upon while exploring the area by himself. He doesn’t see anything that amazing inside but decides to steal a necklace that he finds just for sh*ts and giggles. What he doesn’t realize is that three people were brutally murdered in the RV earlier by a crazed serial killer. … 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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