Sunday, January 3, 2016

Vampiress Review: "The Addiction"

The Gist: A woman attacked by a vampire is conflicted by what she's becoming.

Clarification:  This is a stereotypical film that would be shown on the Independant Film Network which is where I first viewed it.   The film is in black and white and consists of a ton of hidden messages about society and morals etc.  It's best described as "artsy".

Selling Point: If you like art films, here you go.

Female Vampire Factor:  Most of the main vamps of the film are in fact female.  The main being the character of Kathleen played by Lili Taylor.
The bulk of the film is her sulking or being given advice by the vampire that turned her Casanova (Annobella Sciorra)
Basically this is one of those "vampirism is a metaphore for addiction" films where the stories plot comes off as a long therapy section.  Despite the box art there are no fangs but there is quite a bit of biting.  I give the film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5.

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