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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)
... 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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Adicción  »

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$302,393
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Film critic Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian placed the film at #1 in his top ten films of all time (as submitted for the 2002 Sight & Sound Poll) See more »

Quotes

Jean: You're hurting me.
Kathleen Conklin: Are you kidding me? I'll crush you like cardboard.
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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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Addiction
Written by Eddie Kendrix
Produced by Rick Rubin
Performed by Eddie Kendrix, David Ruffin
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Magnificent portrayal of society.
24 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie to be such an accurate reflection of the way society functions. Vampirism could easily be seen as an economic transaction, in the way we feed off one another (i.e., we rob each other of blood/money, both of which are needed to survive). From a Marxist perspective, we can see that capitalism is economic and social barbarism.

For so many reasons, I cannot stop recommending this movie to everybody I know. Dialogue, cinematography, cast choice, lighting, set/setting, I cannot think of one factor that was left to chance.

Stimulate your brain and see this movie NOW!


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