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Martin

Martin

George A Romero (1978)

90min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A neglected minor masterpiece from cult horror director George A Romero about a disturbed teenager who may or may not be a vampire. Is John Amplas a sexually repressed oddball with a Dracula fixation, or an octogenarian kept youthful by blood? Romero doesn't give the game away easily, telling his highly intelligent story with overdoses of atmosphere, gore and jet-black humour. Poking fun at everything we ever learned from a Peter Cushing movie, the film also features a splendid central performance from Amplas, who stalks suburbia killing frenziedly with razor blades instead of the traditional fangs. Not everyone's cup of tea (or blood), this low-budget master class is well worth a look for horror addicts with a craving for the offbeat. The director himself appears as a priest.

Cast & Crew

Martin John Amplas
Tati Cuda Lincoln Maazel
Christina Christine Forrest
Mrs Santini Elayne Nadeau
Arthur Tom Savini
Housewife victim Sarah Venable
Train victim Fran Middleton
Lewis Al Levitsky
Father Howard George A Romero
Director George A Romero
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Other Information

Language: English Colour and Black and White Theatrical distributor: Martin Films Ltd Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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