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The Addiction (1995)

Unrated | | Horror | 6 October 1995 (USA)
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 ...
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Robert W. Castle ...
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Louis Katz ...
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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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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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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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Fascinating, but heavy going for those not inclined towards philosophy.
24 September 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'The Addiction' is one of the most original vampire movies ever made. In fact, I can't think of another one quite like it. Abel Ferrara has made some strange and disturbing movies in his time, and this one is as strange and disturbing as any. Lili Taylor ('I Shot Andy Warhol') is brilliant as a troubled, soul searching philosophy student who has an unexpected and life-changing encounter with a mysterious stranger ('Cop Land's Annabella Sciorra). Dark, deep, sometimes blackly humorous, and frequently too obscure for its own good, this can be heavy going at times, but is never less than interesting. Christopher Walken, who did some superb work for Ferrara in his classic 'The King Of New York', has only a cameo here, but what a cameo! Walken is terrific and unforgettable. The rest of the supporting cast includes 'The Sopranos' Edie Falco and (briefly) Michael Imperioli, Paul Calderon ('Girlfight'), and Kathryn Erbe ('Stir Of Echoes'). This is a unique movie that will be appreciated by those with an open mind and preference for "difficult" viewing. Recommended.


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