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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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Black
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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 ...
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Fred Williams ...
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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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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Adicción  »

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$302,393
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Kathleen Conklin: [narrating] I finally understand what all this is, how it was all possible. Now I see, good lord, how we must look from out there. Our addiction is evil. The propensity for this evil lies in our weakness before it. Kierkegaard was right - there is an awful precipice before us. But he was wrong about the leap - there's a difference between jumping and being pushed. You reach a point where you are forced to face your own needs, and the fact that you can't terminate the situation settles on you ...
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Addicted to evil
29 February 2004 | by 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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