Tuesday, January 19, 2010

40/40 Day 19 Report

Is he, or isn't he? I have my long-standing opinion, but viewers tonight offered alternate views on whether Martin is truly an 84 year old vampire, or just a confused teenager.

While not as powerful as Knightriders, nor as consistently effective as his original zombie trilogy, George Romero's Martin is still an excellent, original horror film. Among other things, it represents Tom Savini's ascent to a masterful special make-up effects artist. The film also contains a number of amazing black and white dream/memory sequences. John Amplas does a nice job in the title role, as does Lincoln Maazel as his deeply superstitious cousin Tata Cuda. As one of our guests mentioned tonight, it's surprising the film remains untapped for a contemporary remake.

On Deck: We break out of Stalag Luft III in John Sturges' The Great Escape. Please note the early (7:30) start time.

40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 19
Movies Watched: 27
Number of unique attendees: 18
Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 133

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