Jeffery X Martin lives in a secret enclave, protected by wild turkeys and bobcats, somewhere in the Great American South. He is the author of five books, available through Amazon, and the former co-host of the podcast, "Kiss the Goat." He has been previously published on Popshifter and Machine Mean. In his spare time, he enjoys professional wrestling, Italian horror movies, and post-punk janglepop.
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Satan’s Slaves’ Brings Visual Flair to a Horrific Tale

The Joko Anwar film, Satan’s Slaves, which had its Canadian premiere at Fantasia 2018, has a wonderfully lurid title which could lure in fans of Satanic cinema. But while there is mention of Satan, and there are most definitely slaves, this is not your typical devil movie.

Fantasia 2018: ‘Cold Skin’ is a Chilling Look at the Nature of Montrosity

The Fantasia 2018 selection, ‘Cold Skin,’ is a masterfully frightening and affecting film in which the main characters must combat monsters from both without and within.

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Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Disaster’ (2003)

If ever a movie needed an exclamation point in its title, it is ‘Disaster,’ an action movie so insanely brainless, it gets our lowest (meaning ‘highest’) recommendation.

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Are You There, Fantasia Festival? It’s Me, Horror Fan

This year’s Fantasia Festival looks like a garden of devilish delights for horror fans, and while there’s something for everyone, Jeffery X Martin has put together his Fantasia dream list of fright flicks.

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Freakmaker’ (1974)

Donald Pleasance as a science-crazed botany professor? Tom Baker as a seven-foot-tall giant with facial tumors? And this is really a real movie, for real? Sign me up for ‘The Freakmaker,’ post-haste!

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Executioner Part II’ (1984)

When you’re in the mood for a gritty, urban action movie set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, you could do much better than The Executioner Part II, a sequel for a movie that doesn’t actually exist.