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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Monday, September 13, 2010

MARTIN (1977)

Is this movie even technically a vampire movie? If yes then MARTIN is the greatest vampire movie ever made in my opinion. The reason is because of the unusual take on the subject matter that George Romero chooses. He blurs the line between what's real and what's in the mind of a couple of the characters to the point where the viewer is left to input his own feelings. This creates a perfect vehicle to imprint your own beliefs and feelings into. "There's no real magic, ever" seems to me to be the best explanation for all of the ongoing actions in the film but there's also room for the completely opposite point of view to be just as valid. What if Martin really is 84 years old? There's really nothing in the movie to blatantly disprove that. Of course there's also nothing to dismiss the idea that Martin is completely nuts. It's this subtle line that Romero walks that draws me into the film every time I've seen it. I would call it Romero's greatest work if it wasn't for the groundbreaking milestone that is NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. It's kind of hard to discount that one. Check this one out to see why George Romero is still revered today even if his current movies pale in comparison to this masterpiece.

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