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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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Anthropology Student
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Jamal Simmons ...
Black's Friend (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons)
Robert W. Castle ...
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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 ...
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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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The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.

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Dependenta  »

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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 »

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Kathleen Conklin: Dependency is a marvelous thing. It does more for the soul than any formulation of doctoral material.
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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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Made we want to chew my leg off!!
13 November 2000 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

The Addiction is a so called modern day vampire movie with Lili Taylor and Christopher Walken. Don't be misled, Chris Walken only shows up in two brief scenes, seems his name appears so high on the cast list to attract viewers.

After being attacked by a female vampire on a dark New York street, Kathleen slowly becomes a vampire herself(excruciatingly slow I might add). After almost two hours of Kathleen spouting philosophy and close-ups of Holocast photos (huh?!) I would have happily put a stake in her heart myself.

The interesting moments are few and far between in this film. Chris Walken's scenes are good and the feeding frenzy ending is OK, but the suffering you have to go through to get there is too much.


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