The Addiction

The Addiction

Directed by Abel Ferrara

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Philosophy student Kathleen is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill, but realises this isn't any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood... From Abel Ferrara, an independent vampire essential.

Philosophy student Kathleen is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn't any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood...

Cast: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken

Member Reviews

Better than I thought. I love Lili, such a great actress.

tr9
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2 weeks ago

A decent modern vampire tale that redefines the "intellectual vampire" for better or for worse. You have to admire the way vampirism lends itself as a device for metaphor even if the film loses focus in favor of traditional horror.

FrighternityPod
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2 weeks ago

This is one of the best modern vampire stories out there. I had this on VHS since shortly after it came out, and every DVD collection should include it. I watched this one around the same time as Nadja, another cut above the rest. Check them both out if you haven't yet.

WOLFIEWOLFMAN
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1 month ago

Bravo Shudder, thank you. Quite an original vampire take via a 90s indie classic, with a stellar 90s indie cast. Shot beautifully in black and white, which complememts the gritty neo noir Ferrara style. More Abel Ferrara please Shudder! How about Bad Lieutenant?

mutantson
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2 months ago

This really was stellar. Great acting, cinematography, score, plot. Great twist on the vampire story. The dialog really gets bogged down in a surface reading of existentialist philosophies. I feel like the film is pulling on an older tradition of dialog, for sure, but it just comes off poorly against the rest of the backdrop. All that aside, would highly recommend it. Can't wait to watch it again.

lakebeastking
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2 months ago