One of Romero's best movies and certainly his most personal film. A labor of love for Romero, which it is a character study picture. Amplas is excellent in the title role, about a strange disaffected 17 year old. Who thinks, he lived the life of a vampire before, because of a bizarre family curse. Although he is a very dangerous psychopath, who kills woman with his razor blades or anyone who gets in his way. But yet, he is somehow likeable after all the terrible things he does. In the outside, he looks like a flawed, somewhat slow human being, who gets no respect from his equally crazy uncle Cuba (Although he might be his cousin or that what Martin claims). Because he is a victim himself of his crazy family past. The movie does have an sense of humour, especially when Martin calls the local Radio station, talking about his crimes and what he thinks of society. Which, of course, the DJ doesn't take him seriously but he is amused by Martin's conversation. "Martin" certainly raises more questions than answers. It is a fascinating, bleak movie filled with black comedy and striking, sometimes documentary-style cinematography. One of the many highlights is Donald Rubinstein's sad, gothic music score and Romero's amusing cameo as a Priest!