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Def by Temptation (1990)

 -  Horror  -  23 March 1990 (USA)
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ...
Joel
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'K'
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Dougy
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Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry ...
Grandma
Rony Clanton ...
Married Man
Steven Van Cleef ...
Jonathan
John Canada Terrell ...
Bartender #1
Guy Davis ...
Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond ...
Temptress
Najee ...
Himself
Freddie Jackson ...
Himself
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Madam Sonya
Z. Wright ...
Young Joel
Michael Rivera ...
Gay Guy
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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23 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Temptation  »

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$2,218,579 (USA)
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Film debut of Michael Michele. See more »

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When Dougy is showing K the information on the computer, the word "Caucasian" is misspelled. See more »

Quotes

Temptress: Honey, I've given you something there's no cure for.
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Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

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In and Out
Performed by Paid "N" Full
Written and Arranged by Marc London
Produced by Gregory Williams and Marc London for GWM Productions Inc.
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Stylish erotic horror film really takes the bite!
22 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Rarely does Troma release a "high-quality" movie. That's a big surprise! Every time, we get the puzzled feeling of their reputation in bringing us the best of the worst. DEF BY TEMPTATION is an exception, however, so it's no big deal that Tromaville gets whatever their fans can chew on. Even with an all-black cast, it's a very well made flick on an independent level. The dark atmosphere is what really makes this hot and spicy. It has a style of its very own, a vampire horror opus that involves seduction, eroticism, and redrum...er, murder. Noteworthy is Samuel L. Jackson as a priest, but for an early screen appearance, don't expect much. If you're used to those 70s blaxploitation horror classics, including ABBY or SUGAR HILL, then consider this to be a special alternative to those glory days, only in a more updated fashion. A rock-solid example of how to make a personal movie, ladies and gentlemen.


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