Def by Temptation (1990)

R  |   |  Horror  |  11 May 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 overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ...
Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry ...
Rony Clanton ...
Married Man
Steven Van Cleef ...
John Canada Terrell ...
Bartender #1
Guy Davis ...
Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond ...
Najee ...
Freddie Jackson ...
Madam Sonya
Z. Wright ...
Young Joel
Michael Rivera ...
Gay Guy


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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Temptation  »

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$2,218,579 (USA)

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Film debut of Michael Michele. See more »


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


Temptress: Honey, I've given you something there's no cure for.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


What Makes You Feel That Way About Me
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Written by Artie Zamora, Mike Carpenter, Eric Strickland
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One of the most underrated vampire movies of the 90's!
30 May 2006 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

In New York City, there is a beautiful temptress (Cynthia Bond) who seduces men at bars then takes them to her place only to murder them and drain their blood as she's actually a vampire. Joel (James Bond III) is a student from out-of-town who just came to the city to seek the advice of his actor friend named K ( Kadeem Hardisan), he also shows Joel a good time around the big apple especially at bars then has the help of Joel and a detective to find out what's behind these bizarre murders.

Very interesting and underrated vampire blaxplotation thriller from writer-director-producer-star James Bond III. What works in this movie is a good storyline with some sex and violence around, the movie was released by the popular independent studio known as "Troma" in theaters and has gained a small cult following. The acting is very good especially the writing on the dialog, there's also some great cinematography that captures the mood and feel of this flick.

If your into vampire flicks or supernatural horror movies then i suggest you watch this one!

Also recommended: "Vamp", "Dracula" (1931), "The Hunger", "Vampire Hunter D", "Basic Instinct", "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Near Dark", "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"( Movie and Show), "The Forsaken", "Innocent Blood", "Blackula", "Tales from The Hood", "Fright Night 1 & 2", "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust", "Blood The Last Vampire", "Blade Trilogy", "American Werewolf in London", "The Lost Boys", "Daughters of Darkness", "John Carpenter's Vampires", "From Dusk Till Dawn", "Salem's Lot" ( 1979 and 2004), "Once Bitten", "Lifeforce", "Demons", "Suspiria", "Interview with the vampire", "Queen of the Damned", "The Night Flier", "Evil Dead II", "Lair of the White Worm", and "Martin".

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