Romero's MARTIN is more than a great horror film. It's a deconstruction of the vampire mythology. Always socially-conscious, Romero sets the action in a decrypt Pittsburgh whose citizens have been jolted out of the American Dream. Shot on reversal film, the moody imagery only reinforces the kitchen-sink realism in-between the bloodletting. John Amplas as Martin is the perfect Bressonian hero. He thirsts, for love.