Cast and Crew: Tom Savini
What It’s About: Martin (John Amplas) is sent to Pittsburgh by his family to live with his superstitious and deeply religious “cousin” Cuda (Lincoln Maazel, who is easily old enough to be Amplas’s grandfather) because they, like Martin, believe that Martin is a vampire. Martin’s fantasies see him in true, romantic vampire fashion (in black and white, no less) but they are in stark contrast to his reality, in which he uses razor blades in place of fangs and syringes full of sedatives in place of mesmerism. Will Cuda risk damnation and finally put Martin to rest, and are they both crazy (or does it even matter)?
Why Watch it Today?: January is National Blood Donor Month. Why not donate blood or schedule an appointment today with the Red Cross and then settle down to watch this great, ambiguous vampire film that is quite possibly horror legend George A. Romero’s best film?
Where to Get It: Netflix (Rental only) or Buy at Amazon.com