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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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Kathleen Conklin
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Peina
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Casanova
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Jean
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Professor
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Black
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Anthropology Student
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Missionary
Jamal Simmons ...
Black's Friend (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons)
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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
Lisa Casillo ...
Mary
Frank Aquilino ...
Delivery Man (as Frank 'Butchy the Hat' Aquilino)
Nicholas De Cegli ...
Cabby (as Nicholas Decegli)
Jay Julien ...
Dean
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Bartender (as Chuck Jeffries)
Edward Conna ...
Waiter (as Ed Conna)
Nancy Ellen Anzalone ...
Dress Victim
Susan Mitchell ...
Featured Victim
Mary Ann Hannon ...
Featured Victim
John Vincent McEvily ...
Featured Victim
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Featured Victim
Christina Campanella ...
Featured Victim (as Christina Campenella)
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Featured Victim (as Anthony Giangrando)
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Featured Victim
Heather Bracken ...
Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harrison Freed ...
College Student (uncredited)
Joseph C. Reyes ...
Student - College (uncredited)

Directed by

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Abel Ferrara

Written by

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Nicholas St. John ... (written by)

Produced by

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Antony Blinken ... associate producer
Denis Hann ... producer
Marla Hanson ... associate producer
Preston L. Holmes ... executive producer (as Preston Holmes)
Margot Lulick ... line producer (as Margot E. Lulick)
Russell Simmons ... executive producer
Fernando Sulichin ... producer

Music by

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Joe Delia

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Mayin Lo

Editorial Department

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Yasmine Amitai ... first assistant editor
Maya Churi ... post-production assistant
Kenna Doeringer ... second assistant editor
Stephanie Ferrante ... post-production assistant
Abehjha Kibuuka ... editing room assistant
Dave Pultz ... timer: black and white (as David Pultz)

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Charles M. Lagola ... (as Charles Lagola)

Art Direction by

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Beth Curtis

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Sara Baldocchi
Mary Prlain

Costume Design by

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Melinda Eshelman

Makeup Department

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Jean Block ... assistant hair stylist
Wayne Herndon ... key hair stylist
Kate Morgan ... assistant makeup artist
Patricia Regan ... makeup artist
Linda Grimes ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Carmen Ashurst-Watson ... executive in charge of production (as Carmen Ashurst)
Margot Lulick ... unit production manager (as Margot E. Lulick)
Andrew Ramsey ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randy Fletcher ... first assistant director
Dean Garvin ... second assistant director
Evan Labb ... second assistant director
Glen Trotiner ... first assistant director
Chris Marazzo ... second second assistant director: exteriors (uncredited)

Art Department

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Maureen Cataldi ... additional dresser
Mark Edlitz ... art department production assistant
Rolf Grimsted ... leadman (as Rolf Grimstead)
Lisa Kent ... art department assistant
Erick Schiele ... set dresser
Elizabeth Schlitten ... property master (as Liz Schlitten)
Gordanna Svilar ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Bob Barnes ... sound intern (as Bob Barns)
Héctor Cordero ... sound editor (as Hector Cordero)
Andrew Edelman ... sound intern
Sheila Gladhill ... sound intern
David Glickman ... boom operator
Raymond Karpicki ... supervising sound editor (as Ray Karpicki)
Kira Smith ... sound intern
Robert Taz Larrea ... production sound mixer
Mel Zelniker ... re-recording mixer
Clancy T. Troutman ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Nancy Ellen Anzalone ... stunt player (as Nancy Anzalone)
John Cade ... stunt player
Ren Campbell ... stunt player
Edward Conna ... stunt player (as Ed Conne)
Blaise Corrigan ... stunt player (as Blaize Corrigan)
Don Hewitt ... stunt player
Chuck Jeffreys ... stunt player (as Chuck Jeffries)
Chuck Margiotta ... stunt player
Cynthia Neilson ... stunt player
Phil Neilson ... stunt coordinator
Lizzie Olesker ... stunt player (as Lizzie Oleskar)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Almeida ... electrician
Nathaniel Beal ... grip (as Nat Beal)
Paul Breen ... electrician
Joshua N. Bucklan ... loader
Maria Calvaruso ... loader
Andrea Dorman ... first assistant camera
James J. Ferris ... generator operator
Jim Galvin ... electrician
Matthew Gould ... electrician
Seth Greenspan ... electrician
Robert Kummert ... key grip (as Rob Kummert)
Jean-Pierre Marois ... still photographer
Ed Mattson ... grip (as Edward Mattson)
John Paul McIntyre ... dolly grip (as John P. McIntyre)
Charlie McNamara ... gaffer (as Charley McNamara)
John Milcetic ... best boy electrician
Alpesh Patel ... grip truck helper
Lance Rieck ... second assistant camera
Michael Sadov ... grip
Phil Testa ... best boy electrician
David Tumblety ... electrician
Justin Vanson ... best boy grip
Kevin Wallace ... electrician

Casting Department

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Andrea Curtis ... casting
Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... additional casting (as Meredith Jacobson)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Arnold ... assistant costume designer
Amanda Pratt ... wardrobe supervisor
Bianca Pratt ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Adam Baer ... location scout
Alex Corven ... location manager (as Alex Corven Caronia)
Lucia Marano ... assistant location manager
Lynn H. Powers ... location assistant (as Lynn Powers)
Joseph Stephans ... location assistant

Music Department

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James Flatto ... music editor

Transportation Department

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George Campbell ... driver captain

Other crew

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Robert Aqui ... production assistant
Donna L. Bascom ... production counsel (as Donna Bascom)
Gianni Benecchi ... production assistant
Sarah Bereczki ... set production assistant
Simon G. Bloomer ... production assistant
Alejandro Branger ... production assistant
Jay Cannold ... production accountant
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billing Publicity, Ltd. (as Diane Collins)
Wendy Damon ... assistant: Mr. Ferrara
Elizabeth Downer ... set production assistant
Maurice 'pee-wee' Edwards ... parking coordinator (as Maurice 'PeeWee' Edwards)
Stephanie Ferrante ... office production assistant
Arthur K. Flam ... production assistant (as Arthur Flam)
Adam Ben Frank ... key set production assistant (as Adam Frank)
Baron Ginnetti ... craft service
Henry Hershkowitz ... assistant to producers
Jay Julien ... corporate counsel
Simone Lageoles ... script supervisor (as Simone M. Lageoles)
Melissa Marr ... production office coordinator (as Melissa M. Marr)
John Paul McIntyre ... creative consultant (as John McIntyre)
Susan Mitchell ... stand-in: Lili Taylor
Olivia Pi-Sunyer ... production office coordinator
Anthony Redman ... creative consultant
Russell Simmons ... presenter
Julina Tatlock ... key set production assistant
Sean Thomas ... set production assistant
Michelle Vergara ... set production assistant
Sarah Zack ... set production assistant

Thanks

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Delbert Boone ... the producers would like to thank: for sharing their expertise in the signs, symptoms and treatment of addiction, Community Development Coordinator of the Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network
Gilbert Caleano ... the producers would like to thank: for sharing their expertise in the signs, symptoms and treatment of addiction, Senior Vice President, Substance Abuse Services of the Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network
Christine Choy ... the producers would like to thank
Carlos Garro Diaz ... the producers would like to thank
Pasquale E. Ferrante ... the producers would like to thank
Bernie Hayden ... the producers would like to thank: Sound Dimensions, NY
Phil Neilson ... the producers would like to thank
Jeremiah Newton ... the producers would like to thank
Bill Nisselson ... the producers would like to thank: Sound One Corp.
Janos Pilenyi ... the producers would like to thank (as Janos O. Pilenyi)
Leo M. Ritter ... the producers would like to thank
Julian Schnabel ... the producers would like to thank (as Julien Schnabel)
Ray Schnitzer ... the producers would like to thank
Mark Weitzmann ... the producers would like to thank: Educational Director of The Simon Wiesenthal Center (as Mark Wietzman)
Irwin Young ... the producers would like to thank: DuArt Film & Video Laboratory

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ovisnost (Croatia)
  • Nalóg (Poland)
  • O ethismos (Greece)
  • O Vício (Brazil)
  • Adikushon (Japan)
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  • 82 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Better Off Dead See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Kathleen: [voice-over] To face what we are in the end, we stand before the light and our true nature is revealed. Self-revelation is annihilation of self.
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