Director: George A. Romero
Starring: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau, Tom Savini
More info: IMDb
Tagline: He could be the boy next door...
Plot: A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.
My rating: 7/10
Will I watch it again? Sure.
There's something about Romero's early pictures that I really dig. They feel different. There's a reliance on the story and the performances that you get from low budget film making. Romero seems to cast a lot of regular people and while the performances may be amateurish, they're also more realistic and believable. He keeps it at a reasonable length of 95 minutes and he delivers a nice, bleak and ambiguous ending that will leave you questioning if he is what he says he is. Good flick. I'm stunned it hasn't been remade.