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The Addiction (1995)

 -  Horror | Drama  -  6 October 1995 (USA)
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

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Professor
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Black
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Anthropology Student
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Missionary
Jamal Simmons ...
Black's Friend (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons)
Robert W. Castle ...
Narrator / Priest (as Father Robert Castle)
Michael A. Fella ...
Cop (as Michael Fella)
Louis Katz ...
Doctor (as Dr. Louis A. Katz)
Leroy Johnson ...
Homeless Victim
Fred Williams ...
Homeless Victim
Avron Coleman ...
Cellist
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Storyline

Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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vampire | drugs | blood | philosophy | college | See more »

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The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.

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Horror | Drama

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$302,393 (USA)
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Film critic Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian placed the film at #1 in his top ten films of all time (as submitted for the 2002 Sight & Sound Poll) See more »

Quotes

Anthropology Student: Look what you've done to me! How could you do this? Doesn't this affect you at all?
Kathleen Conklin: No. It was your decision. Your friend Feuerbach wrote that all men counting stars are equivalent in every way to God. My indifference is not the concern here. It's your astonishment that needs studying.
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Eine Sylvesternacht
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche (as Friedrich Nietzshe)
Performed by Nick Eanet (as Nicholas Eanet), John Bell Young (as John Bell)
Courtesy of Newport Classics
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Addicted to evil
29 February 2004 | by (Catania Italy) – See all my reviews

I saw The Addiction just last night, and what I've immediately thought was...wow...that' impressive! Talking about addiction, Ferrara actually talks about human beings. Addiction, that today in many ways affects all of us, is the symptom of human condition, the alarm of evil which is inside every man. The big metaphor of the difficulty to detox from an addiction puts into light the difficulty to avoid evil, we "suck" other people's blood, as kathlin does, to satisfy out thirst and our anger, to satisfy our selfishness and our incapability to glorify the human race. Kathlin is all of us, is the violent and wide primitive man and she is the man of today, self- concentrated on his own distinctive addiction, unable to loose himself from the original sin and human sin.


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