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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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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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Unrated | See all certifications »
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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

[last lines]
Kathleen: [voice-over] To face what we are in the end, we stand before the light and our true nature is revealed. Self-revelation is annihilation of self.
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Vivaldi Cello Concerto In A Minor
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
Performed by Avron Coleman
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Mostly metaphor.
1 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

It's not about vampires, it is about resistance, or lack of it. About what may be right around the corner, about discipline, or about lack of discipline. About being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It can happen to anybody, and it happens to everybody. It's a pyramid scheme.

Beautiful black and white composition by Abel Ferrara tied tightly in a wonderfully creative Joe Delia score. Casting the usual Ferrara/indie suspects: Paul Calderone, Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe, Lili Taylor, Annabella Sciorra. The theme of the movie presents 4 new questions for every one it answers. Do we have a choice? Can we resist? And just when we think we have it all figured out, Christopher Walken has to show up and throw an entirely new lilt on things.

Such is life.


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