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George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies - an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburg to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin's soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin's loneliness finds other means of release. Written by
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Romero's mother in law, star Christine Forrest's mother, appears in the film as one of the women shopping at Cuda's store. Romero's father in law also has a role in the film as the priest that Cuda brings to Martin during the exorcism scene. See more »
During the marching band scene, two men on the sidewalk dodge out of frame, one holding a boom mic. See more »
A young man in the house with Christina? Related or not, I don't think it's right.
But Mrs Bellini...
You shouldn't have it, Cuda. How will it look?
It looks as you want it to look, Mrs Bellini. My family knows how to behave.
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George A. Romero did an outstanding job with this movie. It is not your usual vampire flick. Martin can walk in sunlight, garlic does not work, crosses don't work, and he does not even have fangs. He simply cuts his victims after putting them to sleep. This is also a very odd but beautifully shot picture. It has a low-budget gritty feel, almost handheld but it fits the story perfectly. It also uses some great Black and White photography. The acting is top notch. There are no names just people, although sometimes weird people.
Also Tom Savini is in it. He has a small role but he is a good actor. It really is too bad he really has not caught on to more mainstream movies. But he also did the FX for this movie. It does get bloody. But it never is gory. But do not get me wrong, the FX is felt. Overall this is a must see vampire movie. It is great.
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