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Martin (1978)

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martin
Lincoln Maazel ... Cuda
Christine Forrest ... Christina
Elyane Nadeau ... Mrs. Santini
... Arthur
Sara Venable ... Housewife Victim
Francine Middleton ... Train Victim (as Fran Middleton)
Roger Caine ... Lewis (as Al Levitsky)
... Father Howard
James Roy ... Deacon
J. Clifford Forrest Jr. ... Father Zulemas
... Businessman
Donaldo Soviero ... Priest (segment "Flashback")
Donna Siegel ... Woman (as Donna Siegal)
Albert J. Schmaus ... Family
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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 David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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He could be the boy next door... See more »

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5 July 1978 (France)  »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$100,000, 31 December 1979
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1.37 : 1
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Director George A. Romero originally wanted the entire film to be in black and white, but the producers didn't want to risk this experiment and insisted that the majority of the film be in color. See more »

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After the encounter in his bedroom with Martin, Tada Cuda is seen walking to his store with another man. In the next cut in front of the door the man is not there. See more »

Quotes

Christina: How old are you, Martin?
Martin Madahas: Oh, I'm old.
Christina: How old?
Martin Madahas: Eighty four.
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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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Strange and Bizarre
5 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

The unbalanced teenager Martin Mathias (John Amplas) travels to Braddock, Pennsylvania, by train. During the night, he breaks in a cabin and kills a passenger in a peculiar way, injecting drug with a syringe and draining her blood to drink in a careful way. Then he meets his old cousin Tateh Cuda (Lincoln Maazel) in the station and they go to Cuda's home where Martin will live. Martin was raised by his dysfunctional mother and believes that he is an 84 year-old vampire. The religious Cuda also believes that the teenager is Nosferatu and uses crosses and garlic in the house to protect himself and his granddaughter Christina (Christine Forrest) that lives with him from Martin. Along the days, Martin befriends Christina, who has a problematic relationship with her boyfriend Arthur (Tom Savini), while continues to attack persons every now and then. Further, he uses the telephone to tell the truth about vampires to a radio show. Martin has a love affair with Christina, but when she commits suicide, Cuda does not believe that his granddaughter killed herself.

"Martin" is a strange and bizarre low-budget vampire movie with a totally different story. There is a documentary on the DVD where George Romero gives details about the production that uses real locations. He also tells that "Martin" is his masterpiece. Martin's daydreams with black-and-white are ambiguous and the viewer never knows whether whey we recollections or his imagination. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Martin"


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