A Novel Take on the Traditional Vampire Story
Reviewed by KHL for Martin at 2008-08-27 12:31:38
Martin is a very interesting and subtle, yet effective, take on traditional vampire movies. Martin is an average young guy, with the exception of his obsession with blood and his rather quiet nature. The narrative is not necessarily always clear, with "flashbacks" in black and white(or are they Martin's current views of his world?) and a family who believes in the reappearance of the "old family curse" every so often. Martin is not scared of crucifixes, he doesn't burn up in the sun, he can eat garlic, and mirrors don't phase him. There is a rather humorous scene reminiscent of "The Exorcist", however Martin just walks out of the room as he is being "exorcised", as it has no effect on him.
Strangely funny, yet eerie, with some nice camerawork and music. Disturbing, yet strangely hypnotic, and worth multiple viewings.