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Def by Temptation (1990)





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A sultry female demon attempts to seduce away the soul of a uptight black theology student in this horror film. His best friend and an undercover detective team up to attempt to protect him and defeat the evil temptress once and for all.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Bond III
On DVD: Mar 6, 2001
Shapiro Glickenhaus

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Cynthia Bond
as Temptress
Bill Nunn
as Dougy
Melba Moore
as Madam Sonya
Samuel L. Jackson
as Minister Garth
Rony Clanton
as Married Man
John Canada Terrell
as Bartender #1
Guy Davis
as Bartender #2
as Himself
Ellis Williams
as Demon Limo Driver
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Critic Reviews for Def by Temptation

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Truly, truly awful.

April 2, 2005

Boring low budget vampire movie, but has one or two good special effects.

July 14, 2003

February 26, 2004
One Guy's Opinion

Audience Reviews for Def by Temptation


Rarely does Troma release a "high-quality" movie. That's a big surprise! Every time, we get the puzzled feeling of their reputation in bringing us the best of the worst. DEF BY TEMPTATION is an exception, however, so it's no big deal that Tromaville gets whatever their fans can chew on. Even with an all-black cast, it's a very well made flick on an independent level. The dark atmosphere is what really makes this hot and spicy. It has a style of its very own, a vampire horror opus that involves seduction, eroticism, and, murder. Noteworthy is Samuel L. Jackson as a priest, but for an early screen appearance, don't expect much. If you're used to those 70s blaxploitation horror classics, including ABBY or SUGAR HILL, then consider this to be a special alternative to those glory days, only in a more updated fashion. A rock-solid example of how to make a personal movie, ladies and gentlemen.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

What a brilliant and underrated vampire movie! this one has a succubus/vampire creature is in New York as she seeks men in bars, has sex with them and kills them even drains their blood, a out of town college student goes into the city to seek advice from an actor friend as they have a good time in the city to find that woman who wants him.

Good production values, gory violence with sex and good acting which is suprisingly good for a Troma movie and well done as it's a throwback to blaxploitation, highly recommended movie and it's got a good old school R&B soundtrack. Samuel L. Jackson stars as well.

Jonathan Lindsey

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