Monday, 24 July 2017

A Vampiric Character Study: George A. Romero’s Martin (1978)


With 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968), George A. Romero rejuvenated the horror genre by reinventing the now iconic figure of the zombie in popular culture. His 1978 film 'Martin' – a realistic interpretation of the vampire mythology – was released right before the director would deliver his epic zombie masterpiece 'Dawn of the Dead' (1978), which would forever cement his reputation as the master of that sub-genre. This thought provoking and emotional spin on the legend of the vampire is creatively refreshing, and firmly stamps Romero’s auteur signature on the modern horror film.