Another overpraised horror film from George Romero of "Night of the Living Dead" fame. This one is about vampires rather than zombies. Romero has a cameo as a priest. Shot on 16mm film stock in the... Read more1970s and cut down from a now-lost three-hour original, so it looks dated and feels disjointed. The low budget doesn't excuse the continuity blunders: check out the victim's disappearing face-pack in the opening scene, and the protruding wooden stake in the final sequence.
George A. Romero's twisted take on vampire films centres on a young man who believes he is a real bloodsucker. Lacking fangs and wings, Martin must make do with drugging women and slashing their wrists with razor blades for his nourishment.