troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
X
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Film: Martin
Martin is probably George A Romero's most poetic and saddest movie. The story centers on the titular character, who is convinced he is a vampire and moves with his cousin, Cuda, who is also convinced of this fact. One thing he clearly is is a serial killer; he murders women to drink their blood. But is he really a vampire, or is it all in his and Cuda's minds?

Not to be confused with the 1990s Martin Lawrence sitcom.

This movie features examples of:

  • Driven to Suicide: The woman Martin befriends.
  • Downer Ending: Cuda blames Martin for his friend's death, which was actually a suicide, stakes him while he sleeps and buries him in the garden.
  • Gorn: Martin's staking.
  • Monster Misogyny: Martin's victims are almost all women, and the only man he gets is by accident.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They probably don't even exist.
    • However, if they do, they don't have any traditional weaknesses besides stakes to the heart, or powers. Sunlight appears to hurt their eyes, and it appears to be heriditary. Blood is required for them to keep functioning, and Martin, apparently, is eighty years old, despite looking like a teenager.
  • Real-Life Relative: Christine is played by George Romero's wife Christine. Also a case of The Danza.
  • Serial Killer: What Martin is undisputably.
  • Vampire Vannabe: Maybe
Love at First BiteVampire FictionMom's Got A Date With A Vampire
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldDanny Peary Cult Movies ListMiracle on 34th Street
The Major and the MinorWorks Needing TropesMicrolite 20
Marathon ManFilms of the 1970sMidway
'Manos" The Hands of FateHorror FilmsMartyrs

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
3617
36