The Addiction 1995

The Addiction

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Abel Ferrara's 1995 horror/suspense experiment blends urban vampire adventure with philosophical analysis to create a smart, idiosyncratic, and undeniably odd take on the genre.

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A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.

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Critic Reviews for The Addiction

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (7)

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  • Feb 26, 2014
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  • Mar 15, 2013
    an existential vampire film. very disturbing. probably only ferrara could pull this off. fun cameo by chiristopher walken. 'twilight' eat your heart out
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2008
    Stylistically interesting modern (or post-modern) vampire film. It makes a comparison between vampirism and drug addiction (specifically drugs in the visuals), which is unusual. I don't know if it was the director's intention to distance his audience from the characters and events, but that's what I felt. The film probably means more to those who know Philosophy.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2007
    Another great one from Ferrara. Using vampirism as a metaphor for drug addiction would make me puke blood if it were released now, but at the time I thought it was brilliant. When I first saw this I thought the movie was smarter than me, but now that I've grown up big and strong...well big anyway, I might keep up with it. Nevertheless, great film that's stylish as hell with a great payoff.
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