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Release Date:
14 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk... See more » | Full synopsis »
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A Vampire Film Without Vampires See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Larry Fessenden ... Sam
Meredith Snaider ... Anna
Aaron Beall ... Nick
Patricia Coleman ... Rae
Heather Woodbury ... Liza
Jesse Hartman ... Lenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Bandit ... Norman in Bridgehampton
Cain Berlinger ... Carrot Man

Michael Buscemi ... Liza's Friend Dave
Dale Cameron ... Sandy in Bridgehampton
Jack Dingas ... Harry at the Party
Hart Fessenden ... Sam's Dad
Michael Angelo Garcia ... Accident Witness
Whitney Alexandra McGann ... Kid in Bridgehampton
Marcos Antonio Miranda ... Segundo
Marcus A. Miranda ... Segundo

John Mondin ... Guy at Festival
Rebecca Moore ... Liza's Friend Susan
Becque Olson ... Business Woman (as Beque Olson)

Kelly Reichardt ... Partygirl on Phone
Herb Rogers ... Slimma
Eric Vesbit ... Halloween Delivery Man
Lon Waterford ... Mr. Lyons
Helene Weintraub ... Liza's Nosy Neighbor
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Directed by
Larry Fessenden 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Fessenden 

Produced by
Susan A. Stover .... associate producer
Dayton Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Geoffrey Kidde 
 
Cinematography by
Frank G. DeMarco 
 
Film Editing by
Larry Fessenden 
 
Art Direction by
John Arlotto 
 
Costume Design by
Loren Bevans 
 
Production Management
Stéphane Mitchell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dayton Taylor .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bill Chesley .... additional sound designer
Bill Chesley .... sound mixer
Larry Fessenden .... sound editor
Ted Gannon .... additional sound mixer
Dayton Taylor .... location sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Whitney Blake .... still photographer
Eric Ogden .... electrician
Eric Ogden .... grip
Jay Silver .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Stéphane Mitchell .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
David Pultz .... color timer
 
Other crew
Roger Kass .... legal services
Ted Skillman .... wolf wrangler
 
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Beck Underwood .... special thanks
 

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112 min
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Continuity: In Sam's last meeting with Nick at Sam's apartment, Sam's hair changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Anna:You're very compulsive.
Sam:Actually, I'm committing suicide on the installment plan.
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Referenced in Cinéma 21: Larry Fessenden (2010)See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Vampire Film Without Vampires, 19 October 1999
Author: Jeremiah-8

Fessenden embodies much that is great about no-budget, maverick filmmaking. I appreciated his color palette of browns and blacks, and like Polanski's `Repulsion' he manages to place you into the heart of a character on a downward spiral while referencing back to the vampire film. The lingering question for much of the film is, simply, is he going bonkers because of emotional stress or is she a blood sucking vampire draining him dry?

Wisely, Fessenden avoids any overt references to vampirism for almost the entire film, allowing the viewer to determine what is happening. He avoids the clumsy exposition which populates so many films. In a brief moment when Sam encounters his ex at a Halloween party, they make no reference to breaking up or ever having been together; he simply asks her how her apartment hunt is going and offers to help her move, and the way theyinteract says it all. The film is filled with moments like this.

It also helps that the film is shot in such a creepy way, giving the mundane aspects of his life a jolt. The major setpieces at a masked Halloween party or at a carnival evoke mystery and dread without resorting to vampires jumping out at you.

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