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A vampire Made in America!

  • May 1, 2009
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Martin is a classic vampire film written and directed by legendary horror film maker George A. Romero. He envisioned a modern day tale of old world vampires and insanity. The end results are Martin. The film follows the daily life of a man who may or may not be a vampire. He has been marked by his family as a blood feeder and claims to be in his eighties. The only thing we do know about him is that he has psychotic tendencies and lives out of a suitcase. 

One day his uncle invites him to live with him in a suburb of Pittsburgh, a small town called Braddock. He claims that he'll save Martin's soul and then destroy him. Uncle Cuda has a grandchild living with him. He tells her not to make any kind of contact with Martin, he's a Nosferatu (the living dead). She thinks her Grandfather's crazy and Martin's one strange dude. Whilst in Braddock, it doesn't take long for him to go back to his old ways. Eventually his Uncle catches on and does what he promised to do (without salvation) and murders Martin in his bed. Uncle Cuda buries him in the back yard without any remorse.

Was he a vampire? Martin's more like a victim of his family's inherited madness. Everyone in the family apparently suffers from it. Especially the Uncle and Martin. It doesn't help poor Martin being called a vampire everyday. He probably suffers from a form of untreated psychosis misinterpreted as vampirism. Martin can walk in the sun light, doesn't sleep in a coffin and is not afraid of religious relics and items. Who knows who or what he is. But I do know that he's a real life monster, a serial killer who stalks people for a strange desire for human blood

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October 21, 2010
Excellent review
May 01, 2009
Definitely one of Romero's best films and well worth the 5 stars you rated it. I always liked to think of it as being possible that Martin was mad and equally possible that he was a vampire, after all vampire as we know them were just a creation of Bram Stoker and Hollywood. What might they really be?
May 01, 2009
I think it's his best film outside of his "Dead" series
May 01, 2009
Definitely. Although I do get a kick out of KNIGHTRIDERS.
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