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The Addiction (1995)

Not Rated | | Horror | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kathleen Conklin
... Peina
... Casanova
... Jean
... Professor
... Black
... Anthropology Student
... 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 ... Homeless Victim
Fred Williams ... Homeless Victim
Avron Coleman ... Cellist
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Adicción  »

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$302,393
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Quotes

Kathleen Conklin: What's your major?
Anthropology Student: Anthropology.
Kathleen Conklin: Do you like it?
Anthropology Student: What else is there? "Man is the measure of all things."
Kathleen Conklin: Protagoras, right?
Anthropology Student: [makes affirmative noise] What are you studying?
Kathleen Conklin: Adversity's sweet milk: philosophy.
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Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

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Better Off Dead
Written by Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz (as Sticky Fingers), Sonny Cezar
Published by Zomba Music
Performed by Onyx (as ONYX)
Courtesy of JMJ-RAL
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I loved the Addiction
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film. I was an NYU grad student and the process of getting my doctorate and writing the dissertation and dealing with the committee were perfectly captured by all the aspects of the vampire's experience and transformation. The hunger she felt was so accurate. I recall those days of struggle and grad student doubts about ever finishing and feeling as if no one would appreciate what I had written. The writers captured all that perfectly in the scenes of her trying to write and focus, all while something else was pulling on her and transforming her.

The film itself was well acted and the emotional atmosphere was captured perfectly. The street scenes incorporated the neighborhood beautifully, especially in the way people in the village actually live there. It was a dark wonderful film and I have recommended it to many people, especially those currently in grad school, writing their dissertations. I hope it is released on DVD soon. I keep looking.


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