Habit

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Sam (Larry Fessenden), a down-and-out New Yorker who is grieving over his father's death and has just broken up with his girlfriend, is lost in an alcoholic haze. When he meets the seductive Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a party, he immediately falls under her spell. Soon, Sam is pulled into a sporadic relationship with the mysterious woman, and their trysts increasingly involve blood being shed, slowly affirming his suspicion that he may be dating an actual vampire.

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Critic Reviews for Habit

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (5)

  • This has been a good decade for movies about New York vampires.

    October 20, 2009 | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

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  • Another hip vampire drama set in New York's East Village, small budget indie Habit manages to impress with plausible scripting, first-rate performances and an unsettling mood of mounting dread.

    October 20, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • Too much time passes before Habit pulls its plot together, and too much of the acting merits the description amateurish.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Larry Fessenden's impressive Habit takes a great deal of pleasure in ambiguously playing around with the vampire tradition.

    February 14, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie is done in a flat, realistic tone that is perfectly suited to the material.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Sam's suspicion that Anna is a vampire because she's anorectic, reticent, and only comes out at night prompts his best buddy to observe that Sam resembles a character in a bad movie -- as if the self-reference will deepen the obvious allusions.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Habit

  • Jun 27, 2013
    Fassenden's attempt to do a vampire film is hampered by its small budget which is clearly evident throughout the production. A good low budget director can compensate and make an audience forget that short cuts are being taken. It doesn't happen here.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2008
    Sam, a functional alcoholic who has just lost his father and his girlfriend, meets a mysterious, beautiful woman at a Halloween party, and finds himself becoming progressively sicker as he gets more and more involved with her. Interesting indie horror/drama that can be occasionally pretentious; it's at it's best when showing us the streets of Lower Manhattan as seen through the eyes of an incerasingly depserate, one step away from the gutter drunkard.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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