Author Archives: Todd Martin

Film Review: Terror Train (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students decide to celebrate their last year of college together by having a costume party aboard a train on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately the victim of one of their pranks that went horribly wrong (do any of them ever end with someone not dying or being physically/mentally scarred for life?) has decided to join them, and the only thing on his mind is revenge. As the killer goes on a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of the Axe (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: People in a small town are being hacked to pieces with an axe by someone wearing a creepy white mask. Law enforcement in the area is basically clueless as to who is behind the murders so a young computer whiz named Gerald and his sort of girlfriend Lillian try to solve the mystery themselves. Will they find out the person’s true identity and stop him before he kills again? REVIEW: I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hospital Massacre (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: When Susan was a little girl a mentally unstable boy gave her a valentine card. When he sees her laughing at it he snaps and kills one of her friends. Nineteen years later Susan is grown and has an appointment at a hospital with her doctor to pick up a medical report. Unfortunately for her the boy that she laughed at is at the hospital as well, and he still hasn’t gotten over the … Continue reading

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Film Review: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A crazed killer is going around murdering brides-to-be and anyone associated with them that are unlucky enough to get in his way. As he stalks his latest victim (a young lady named Amy who isn’t certain that she actually wants to go through with the wedding as she is having more than just a few doubts) the detective who is obsessed with the murders is hot on his trail. Will the detective be able … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alone in the Dark (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Four homicidal maniacs escape from an insane asylum when a black out causes the state of the art security system keeping them locked up malfunctions. After killing some staff members of the asylum they head toward their new psychiatrist’s house (who they want to kill as they think that he murdered the psychiatrist that he replaced), killing anyone unlucky enough to get in their way. The psychiatrist and his family barricade themselves inside their … Continue reading

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Film Review: April Fool’s Day (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college friends decide to spend their spring break relaxing, getting drunk, and having sex at their rich friend’s mansion that is located on an island. Unfortunately though, there is a mysterious killer on the island as well who is stalking the group and picking them off one-by-one in a series of gruesome ways. Is the killer a total stranger or is it someone that the group knows, and will any of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madman (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Sitting around the campfire, a camp counselor tells the campers about the story of Madman Marz, a mean-spirited famer who went nuts one night years ago and slaughtered his entire family. He was supposedly killed by an angry mob as a result, but his dead body disappeared as if it just got up and walked away. The legend goes that he still lurks about in the woods by the campground, and if you call … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christmas Evil (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Harry is a weird and mentally unstable factory worker who is obsessed with Christmas and Santa Claus. After being treated like garbage by his co-workers and pretty much everyone else around him for years he finally snaps and takes it upon himself to dress up like Santa and go on a killing spree, brutally murdering anyone he comes across that he deems as “naughty.” Lock your doors and windows tight, kids, because Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Film Review: Extinction – The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After a mysterious illness starts to spread across the world turning people into zombie-like creatures a group of survivors (who have an immunity to the virus for some reason that is never quite explained) take refuge in an old abandoned military base. Our heroes struggle to stay alive, find other survivors, and find a cure for the virus so everything can get back to the way things were before the outbreak occurred. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Peter Portrait of a Killer (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: This film chronicles the horrific acts committed by Peter Sutcliffe, who was dubbed “The Yorkshire Ripper due to the fact that he brutally murdered over a dozen women and attacked several more during his reign of terror that started in the late sixties and ended in the early eighties. The movie combines actual news footage of the murders and interviews with police (and Sutcliffe’s father) with a dramatization of the events that has an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6 – Author Nicholas Knight

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Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6 SYNOPSIS: A companion piece for season 6 of the television show Supernatural that includes an overview of the season, a detailed episode guide for each episode of the season, character and crew profiles, and some other cool stuff related to the show (including a photo gallery and a look at some of the creatures that the Winchester brothers have faced off against). REVIEW: This companion piece, written by and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lust for Vengeance (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After finding out that an old friend has been brutally murdered a group of women (who are all troubled in some way) soon realize that the person who killed her isn’t quite done and is intent on making sure that they all meet a similar end. As the bodies start to pile up the detective working the case starts to realize that the person committing the murders may be a person from the group’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Haunting: The Curse of the Blue Moon Inn (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Some people flock to the Blue Moon Inn for a special event (watching the moon turn blue? I guess these people don’t get out much and as a result it doesn’t take a lot to amaze them) that only takes place every 100 years. Once they arrive at the supposedly haunted inn all sorts of bizarre and unexplainable events begin to take place and people start behaving oddly, disappearing, and dying. Is the Blue … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Let Him In (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: Two couples head out for a relaxing weekend in the country hoping to spend their time fishing and just enjoying nature. Unfortunately, there is a mass murderer in the area called “The Tree Surgeon (I guess all of the good names were already taken)” who hacks up his victims and leaves their remains tied to trees. Will the couples be able to make it back home alive or is this the last trip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Terror – Author John Passarella

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NIGHT TERROR SYNOPSIS: Strange things are happening in the small town of Clayton Falls. A man is attacked by a giant Gila monster, a group of local teenagers are terrorized by a headless horseman, raptors are running rampant in the streets attacking the citizens, and Nazi zombies are prowling the streets. Are these things just hallucinations or is there something far more sinister at work here? Sam and Dean (who have experience dealing with these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Off – Author Lawrence Block

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GETTING OFF Synopsis: Katherine Tolliver is a beautiful young lady who enjoys sex, especially one-night stands with complete strangers. She also enjoys brutally murdering the person after she has had sex with him as well. You see, something happened to Katherine when she was a child that made her look at sex differently than most people, and as a result she has a mission in life: She has to kill every man she ever had … Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies that Scared the Hell Out of Me

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I realize that different things scare different people. I am scared to death of clowns, monkeys, and robots (God help me if I am ever attacked by a robot dressed like a clown that has a pet monkey with it, while these things may not bother anyone else in the least little bit. The same thing can be said about movies. I know a lot of people who were really freaked out by “The Blair … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blitz (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: A crazed gunman calling himself “Blitz” is running around killing police officers. It’s up to a tough detective with anger management issues to stop the madman before any more cops are killed. REVIEW: While I have always liked Jason Statham (he always does an excellent job of playing a hardcore badass and just seems like a genuinely nice guy), but have never really cared for any of his movies. I have never been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Peeping Blog (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A stalker follows some woman around recording everything that she does with a video camera. REVIEW: While I am sure that it is going to be hard for some of you out there to believe it, I do try to say something nice about the movies that I review no matter how terrible they were. I just couldn’t do it this time around. I respect the fact that there are many filmmakers out there … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mangrove Slasher 2

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SYNOPSIS: High school students (who are all in their twenties) head out to the beach for some fun and sun, but instead get a bloody and brutal death at the hands of the Mangrove Slasher. REVIEW: If you have read any of my reviews then you will most likely know that I hate horror-comedies. The biggest majority of them are obnoxious, stupid, and just not funny in general. I have suffered through many of these … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2:13 (also Two: Thirteen) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A serial killer who likes to quote Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is stalking the streets and claiming victim after victim. A troubled police profiler haunted by his past is on the killer’s trail, but catching him isn’t such an easy task. As the body count starts to rise will our hero be able to overcome his personal demons so he can figure out who is behind the murders and stop the person from … 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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