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Cravings -- Nina (Jaime Winstone), a troubled teen, is fixated on an uninterrupted feast of destruction when she's forced to confront her immortality and twisted blood lust. Trapped between light and dark, psychosis and reality, between the living and the dead, she'll stop at nothing to satiate her cravings. Every addiction has a price and usually it's the cost of a life. Her price will be life too...but never her own.
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 (From Fangoria. 11 February 2011, 8:10 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Richard Harrington ... Stephen

Jaime Winstone ... Nina

Louise Delamere ... Liz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesca Marie Claire ... Social Worker

Tom Cullen ... Jason
Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Rossiter
Alex Dunn ... Clare

Roger Evans ... Estate Agent
Iola Gregory ... Cath

Mark Lewis Jones ... Eisner
Katie Owen ... Lucy

Sule Rimi ... Doctor
Nia Roberts ... Nurse

Directed by
D.J. Evans 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
D.J. Evans 

Produced by
Huw Penallt Jones .... executive producer
Nerys Lloyd .... producer
Andrew Loveday .... executive producer
Mike Loveday .... executive producer
Will Machin .... associate producer
Trudy Sargent .... co-producer
Gerry Toomey .... line producer
Cinematography by
Jonathan Bloom 
Film Editing by
John Richards 
Casting by
Anna Kennedy 
Production Design by
Bill Bryce 
Costume Design by
Allie Saunders 
Makeup Department
Paul Boyce .... hair designer
Paul Boyce .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heledd Angharad .... second assistant director
Jonathan Eckersley .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Iwan Sion .... third assistant director
Dyfed Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Zoe Hewett .... assistant art director
Rachel Holland .... graphic design
Claire Williams .... props
Sound Department
Simon Brown .... boom operator
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Simon Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Jones .... supervising sound editor
Steve Miller .... sound editor
Dai Reynolds .... sound
Special Effects by
Paul Boyce .... prosthetics designer
Valentina Catena .... optical effects
Visual Effects by
Phil Green .... colourist
Paul J. Wright .... scanning and recording manager
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Andrews .... trainee assistant camera
Ossian Bacon .... assistant camera (as Ossie Bacon)
Ossian Bacon .... clapper loader
Llyr Evans .... gaffer
Steve Hopkins .... additional electrician
Warren Orchard .... still photographer
Martin Scanlan .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Brown .... costume assistant
Kate Jeanne .... costume supervisor (as Kate Bohin)
Music Department
Owen Powell .... movie composer
Other crew
Ann Baker .... production assistant
Sean James Cameron .... location manager
Steve Cronick .... production accountant
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Paul Howard Hunt .... floor runner (as Paul Hunt)
Will Machin .... director of sales
David Praxton .... runner
Juliea Stewart .... script supervisor
Ann Summerhayes .... production coordinator
Alyson Williams .... set medical advisor

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Also Known As:
"Daddy's Girl" - UK (original title)
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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, nudity and language
Germany:90 min (European Film Market)


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Outstanding, 7 February 2015
Author: TdSmth5 from US

A girl named Nina is hospitalized for cutting herself. The hospital psychiatrist is called to treat her. The girl says it was an accident. The mother is afraid they'll take away the girl from her, so she's a bit hostile even. She thinks he'll think of her as a bad mother.

We learn more about the psychiatrist. His wife killed herself by cutting herself in the bathtub. Now someone or something keeps opening the bathtub faucet every night. The plumber thinks it's the spirit of the wife that's trying to communicate with the dr. The dr's mom is in the hospital gravely ill from some type of blood disorder. So the guy isn't in the best of shape. He's taking anti-depressants and is being treated by his boss.

As Nina walks around the hospital at night, we learn that she's attracted to blood. She meets a boy who's getting a blood transfusion and asks if she can have some. She also walks into the room of the dr's mother. Later that night the woman dies. That just turns him more into a wreck. Nina's mother empathizes. They sleep together. His boss warns him no to get involved with patients. As it turns out, the dr's wife was also a patient of his.

Now though, Nina completely flips out. She cuts another girl to drink her blood. And she starts obsessing with the dr. and stalking him. During psych sessions she blurts out that he's sleeping with her mother. The sessions are monitored and recorded. That gets him suspended from work. And now Nina gets more aggressive. We do learn more about her and how she came to be that way.

Cravings was a big surprise. It's not some lousy vampire movie. It's highly original and well-made. It's basically a dramatization of the hoax-diagnosis Renfield's syndrome. Nina would be the classical case of a patient with this disorder, if it existed. And the movie is very effective in portraying it. Unfortunately because Nina is likable when she's sane, it's not fun to see her go off the deep end. The portrayal of the mother in her time of need getting together with the dr. in his time of need was well-handled. Some surprising things happen along the way. The ending, too, is unusual and courageous.

Cravings is so much better than the score on IMDb would lead you to believe, as long as you don't expect a crappy vampire movie. A shame also that D.J. Evans, the writer/director hasn't gotten more work. Considering that he had little experience prior to this movie, it makes Cravings even more remarkable.

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