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Film Review: Neighbor (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The residents of a sleepy suburban neighborhood have a new neighbor in the form of an attractive, friendly, young woman (America Olivo). Unfortunately she isn’t your typical suburbanite as she is a brutal serial killer who gleefully tortures (and boy, does she torture!) her victims before she kills them. Nice guy Don (Christian Campbell) soon becomes her captive and she subjects him to a variety of unspeakable (and incredibly gory) torment. Will Don survive … Continue reading

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Film Review: Victim (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man is abducted from a night club parking lot by a sinister surgeon and his silent (but brutal) henchman. The duo keeps the man locked up in the basement of their mansion, and the crazed surgeon proceeds to conduct a series of cruel experiments and bizarre surgeries on the poor guy. As the prisoner is tortured mentally and physically on a daily basis for months it appears that he was selected by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gravestoned (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Two stoners decide that they want to break into the movie business. They end up cutting the arm off of a real corpse to use in a horror film because the director wants the prop to look realistic and refuses to use a fake one. Unfortunately the reanimated cadaver eventually comes looking for its missing limb and “wackiness” ensues REVIEW: I knew within about five minutes of watching “Gravestoned” that I was going to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curtains (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of actresses up for a highly-coveted movie role go to the director of the film’s mansion (which is in the middle of nowhere) to audition for the part. It isn’t all fun and games though, as the tensions arise within the group so does the body count. You see, a masked killer has targeted the group and is killing them off one-by-one. Is the killer a complete stranger or is it one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack’s Back (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A copycat Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets murdering prostitutes. The police working the case don’t have a clue as to who is behind the murders but when a young doctor (James Spader) stumbles upon one of the victims he thinks he’s learned the killer’s identity. Unfortunately the killer then murders him to keep him quiet, but isn’t aware that the doctor has a street-wise twin brother who soon shows up and starts … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frightmare (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: Jackie’s father and stepmother have just been released from the insane asylum after a fifteen year stint there. It seems that Dorothy (the stepmother) has the bad habit of killing people and eating them while her husband did his best to hide her actions from others. The asylum claims that they are both “cured” of their mental problems, so why is it Dorothy continues on with her murderous and cannibalistic ways? As the bodies … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Final Terror (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people on a camping trip gets picked off one-by-one by a mysterious killer who is lurking in the woods. REVIEW: While The Final Terror may not be the most original horror film in the world I still enjoyed it and found it to be quite entertaining. We get all of the usual staples that every good slasher flick must have including people being stalked by a crazed killer in the middle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anthropophagus (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a sailing trip end up trapped on an abandoned island, and just when they think that things couldn’t get any worse they discover that a crazy, vicious killer has wiped out (and eaten) all of the people who had previously inhabited the island. Unfortunately the crazed killer is still on the island and he’s still hungry. Will anyone make it off the island alive? REVIEW: Antropophagus refers to someone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: After a group of construction workers rape a young woman a crazed killer wearing a motorcycle helmet starts killing them off with a nail gun. Is the killer the woman seeking revenge on those who wronged her, someone connected to her, or someone completely unrelated? REVIEW: What do you get when you cross The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (use of a power tool), I Spit on Your Grave (someone seeking revenge for someone being raped), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: After accidentally killing her daughter, the already mentally unstable Evelyn (who runs an old rundown motel in the middle of nowhere) goes completely nuts and decides to kill off all of the guests who are staying at her motel. REVIEW: My cousin Dana told me about this movie when I was about 11 or 12 and after hearing her talk about how much ass it kicked I couldn’t wait to see it. I have … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Overrated Horror Movies of all Time (in my modest opinion)

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Okay, so I am sure that I am about to ignite a sh*t storm that will most likely include me getting tons of hate male threatening me and calling me a ton of derogatory names (as well as questioning my taste in movies and my sanity in general), but I wanted to put this list together anyway. Without further ado, here is my list of the 10 most overrated horror movies of all time that most … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Madman (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Virginia works at a used book store and is always looking for a good book to read. She runs across one called I. Madman and is totally hooked on it. Unfortunately, as she reads it people start dying like the fictional characters in the book at the hands of the evil Dr. Kessler (who is the antagonist in the novel). Has Kessler found some way to enter our world or is Virginia simply out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destroyer (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Sadistic murderer and rapist Ivan Moser was sentenced to die in the electric chair but during his execution a riot breaks out and the power cuts off, leaving his fate a mystery. Almost two years later a film crew arrives at the now abandoned prison to shoot a women in prison film. Unfortunately someone starts killing off the cast and crew once filming begins and he is determined not to stop until everyone has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Cut – Author Brian Pinkerton

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ROUGH CUT Author Brian Pinkerton Synopsis: Harry Tuttle is your average B-movie director. He makes low-budget horror movies that are usually panned by the uppity film critics who only give positive reviews to mainstream Hollywood films. Still, he has a small fan base and has made money from directing these movies, but he wants more. You see, Harry wants to make a brilliant film that everyone loves so that he can earn the one thing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crawlspace (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A creepy old German guy named Karl becomes the landlord of an apartment complex and only allows young, sexy women to live there. When he isn’t busy playing Russian Roulette or sticking his hand over the burner of his stove he spends his time spying on all of his tenants through the crawlspace (as well as releasing his pet rats into their homes)before he eventually kills them. Under pressure due to the fear of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Ripper (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is going around brutally murdering young female models. The only connection between the victims seems to be that they have all had pictures taken by the same photographer at the same photo studio. As the dead bodies continue to pile up the police can’t help but wonder if someone who works at the studio is responsible for the murders. Is it the guy that owns the studio, his weird business partner, the angry … 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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