The Addiction

Metro Pulse

DIRECTED BY: Abel Ferrara

REVIEWED: 11-02-98

Maybe the most pretentious vampire movie ever is Abel Ferrara's The Addiction (1996, R), a black-and-white brooder in which Lili Taylor is a philosophy grad student who gets bitten and tries to reconcile her bloodthirst with humanity's capacity for evil. Too talky by half, it still has striking scenes and a great, horrific denouement.

--Jesse Fox Mayshark

Capsule Reviews
The Addiction

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