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Def by Temptation (1990)





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A black theology student (James Bond III, who also directed) is unaware that his father's early death was at the hands of a sultry demon called the Priestess (Cynthia Bond). However, he wises up soon enough when she begins tracking him down, eager for seduction. The help of his best friend K (Kadeem Hardison) and a detective (Bill Nunn) might not be enough to save him.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
Shapiro Glickenhaus

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Cynthia Bond
as Temptress
Bill Nunn
as Dougy
Minnie Gentry
as Grandma
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 (3)

Truly, truly awful.

April 2, 2005

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

July 14, 2003

Audience Reviews for Def by Temptation

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
Jonathan Lindsey

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
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

(***): [img][/img] This is a good low-budget horror film with a strong cast and good direction.


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