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Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City. (imdb)

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1. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 35 stars)
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Jan 21 gackt
55T2
Jan 09 Gymnopedie
90T10
Dec 27, 2017 ptkw ptkw
40T2
Dec 20, 2017 tiagomiranda
81T2
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60T5
Dec 01, 2017 Erenov Erenov
75T5
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70T8
Nov 21, 2017 tipar82
40T2
Nov 21, 2017 usernamenow
65T3
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
70T9
Nov 02, 2017 mnzeric mnzeric
9T10
Sep 25, 2017 DLawrence
79T7
Sep 12, 2017 freestate
65T4
Sep 03, 2017 skap skap
75T5
Aug 30, 2017 izwt936g
93T9
Aug 08, 2017 bytor bytor
45T1
Jul 05, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
46T4
Jun 14, 2017 mjh0811 mjh0811
90T9
May 21, 2017 Iconoclast Iconoclast
75T8
Apr 09, 2017 rootbeercirc
68T3
Apr 05, 2017 92filmgeek
40T1
Feb 24, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
68T8
Jan 17, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
75T10
Jan 15, 2017 maborosi maborosi
93T10
Nov 10, 2016 doe
50T2
Nov 26, 2016 WarrenWho WarrenWho
90T10
Nov 25, 2016 tipar tipar
40T3
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
80T7
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
59T7
Nov 01, 2016 jerrywarton
69T7
Oct 21, 2016 imdbtv
61T4
Oct 15, 2016 blanketstate
3T1
Oct 01, 2016 ldsix ldsix
70T6
Sep 25, 2016 volt26
90T8
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
22T1
Sep 12, 2016 M-B-M
6T8
Aug 29, 2016 cinemaxunga
100T10
Aug 06, 2016 ExcessStarch
25T7
Aug 01, 2016 kafkalamak kafkalamak
69T4
Jul 25, 2016 berlinator
78T5
Jul 18, 2016 djaunb djaunb
78T6
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
60T3
Jun 03, 2016 phil_ii phil-
84T9
May 01, 2016 ntnvnv ntnvnv
87T10
Apr 24, 2016 Abba Abba
73T6
Apr 11, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
16T9
Apr 11, 2016 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
84T8
Apr 02, 2016 fartsahin fartsahin
85T9
Mar 22, 2016 Chrysophylax
80T8
Mar 01, 2016 interlude interlude
98T2
Feb 17, 2016 RavynLoony RavynLoony
54T5
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
70T4
Jan 17, 2016 gledX
60T4
Dec 16, 2015 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
80T9
The script has difficulty grappling with its philosophy, but, fuck me, there's no shortage of totally awesome.
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
70T1
Dec 08, 2015 Coheed
90T9
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
100T10
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
88T9
Oct 28, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
93T10
Grad school sucks (literally).
Oct 18, 2015 Niska Niska
37T6
Oct 06, 2015 Magmadiver Magmadiver
85T8
Sep 06, 2015 or something
97T10
Aug 27, 2015 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
35T1
Dull and blunt. I like philosophy but this is just droning on and on with no direction and the allegory aspect is not only absurdly overt, it's also really badly done.
Aug 24, 2015 AlanLaidlaw Alan_Laidlaw
68T4
Jul 30, 2015 Kitano7 Kitano7
70T6
May 21, 2015 blucthulhu
50T3
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
70T6
May 10, 2015 jrmoviemania
40T1
May 09, 2015 TRobertson
40T3
Apr 24, 2015 aerrich
50T5
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
60T2
Mar 21, 2015 vovin_
49T4
Mar 15, 2015 10kfilms
57T6
Mar 01, 2015 felixherve
80T8
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87T6
Jan 26, 2015 WickedMovies
70T5
Jan 25, 2015 Vinicolette
80T9
Jan 02, 2015 salomaord
50T6
Abel Ferrara #1
Dec 21, 2014 Sinemaestro Amadeus
66T3
Dec 20, 2014 cbennett
70T7
Dec 03, 2014 Jorg
60T4
Nov 22, 2014 sebby sebby
75T8
Oct 28, 2014 whitelighter whitelighter
45T1
Oct 20, 2014 Citizen 6
85T5
Oct 10, 2014 Christophilm
85T8
Aug 30, 2014 matty5190 matty5190
84T7
Aug 26, 2014 zmt311 zmt311
61T4
Aug 21, 2014 Infenso paah
80T9
Aug 21, 2014 Zipster
65T1
OK, Ferrara. I've given you plenty of chances, and all you seem to be able to do is give me a lot of dark atmosphere and heavy-handed, transparent and pretentious storytelling. Plenty of great actors like to work for you, and I like seeing them. But when are you going to make a movie that's more than derivative artifice? Even here, the admirably ambitious allegory wears thin fast, not that it even works on an accessible level to begin with.
Aug 17, 2014 misterie
93T9
Aug 04, 2014 Pharley Pharley
4T4
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
40T2
Jul 27, 2014 burksta LB94
85T9
Jul 15, 2014 Yiannos Yiannos
73T8
(Viewed on 25/10/13): A little pretentious at times, and it’s hard to figure out whether Abel/St.John are making fun of philosophical discourse and the people that take it seriously—the dissertation scene is painful in terms of how it’s written—yet it is effective as a creepy, subversive, one-of-a-kind genre film that is different from anything else Ferrara has done but still belongs to his thematic universe. Christopher Walken’s cameo is priceless too.
Jun 10, 2014 b4con b4con
90T9
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
60T3
May 22, 2014 eCitizen eCitizen
40T4
Even though I am a big fan of Lili Taylor, this movie is full of nonsense philosophy and preachy nihilism. I also disliked most of the wretched rap music. It was sometimes an amusing twist on a vampire theme, but the pacing was awful and the story got pretty tedious by the end. There are only a few good scenes. Very poor handling of her disciples. It was a nice addition to have Christopher Walken, but he was totally underutilized. B&W production also subtracts heavily from the viewing enjoyment.
May 08, 2014 Neonman Neonman
62T2
A cool alternative B&W vampire flick, where the vampires are philosophy-spewing, 2Cool4School college kids -- it's just too bad that a lot of that is aimless and comes to not much of a conclusion.
Apr 27, 2014 jolieh5
22T1
Apr 22, 2014 mfl
47T2
Apr 19, 2014 Time_on_Run Time on Run
60T5
Apr 07, 2014 glm01
74T5
73.500
Apr 05, 2014 SickForay SickForay
70T6
Mar 24, 2014 Glurr
80T6
Mar 23, 2014 gargantua gargantua
70T7
Mar 05, 2014 kakivsjok kakivsjok
70T5
Feb 18, 2014 PaulSandell
60T5
Feb 08, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
58T4
Jan 31, 2014 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
90T10
Jan 21, 2014 C12H17N2O4P C12H17N2O4P
74T6
Jan 11, 2014 glumpy99 glumpy_99
80T5
Low key, stark but quite effective vampire film has a nice, droll sense of humour to further distinguish it, along with a compelling, at times frightening lead performance from Taylor. Quite bizarre in the extreme at times -- and this even before Walken shows up!
Dec 11, 2013 Isildur Isildur
7T7
Nov 18, 2013 Octave Octave
85T10
Oct 24, 2013 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
78T6
Oct 11, 2013 felipelahm felipelahm
91T10
Who better than Ferrara, auteur of characters who don't choose -- they just live --, to depict our nature in tiny bedrooms? Drug addiction as a tool of self-discovery is wide spread here, but Lili Taylot's both intellectual and physical performance connects today's urban fever to more intimate desires -- for something more we are unable to name, something you may call evil or good. As images of past wars and slaughters slide, Kathleen lives what she's studied for her whole life -- nothingness.
Oct 02, 2013 willow
89T9
Sep 06, 2013 Allan_Kardec Allan Kardec
93T8
Sep 02, 2013 berlach
93T8
Aug 25, 2013 Typha
20T1
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Jul 10, 2013 dsjoerdsma
80T9
Jul 08, 2013 toro913
61T6
Jul 04, 2013 donquixotic
70T8
Jul 04, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Jun 26, 2013 aaronwhat aaronwhat
60T3
Jun 24, 2013 Orion16RUS
65T4
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
60T4
May 23, 2013 Ezp Ludium
67T3
May 21, 2013 Nepeta
70T5
Lacks a throughline for its philosophical ideas, the genocide pictures are unnecessary and the Christian redemption questionable, but still the film gets the pulpyness just right for the most part embracing its horror parts whilst still, with its black-and-white cinematography and gritty feel, being able to pull off the whole philosophical ramblings convincingly and Lili Taylor's journey is fascinating to watch as she finds herself dragged deeper and deeper into the darkness.
May 21, 2013 Aghast
60T5
May 21, 2013 anguish
60
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
70T8
Mar 14, 2013 wokelstein wokelstein
55T3
Feb 23, 2013 roujin roujin
60T6
Feb 21, 2013 Ronin21
67T3
Feb 05, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
30T1
Feb 04, 2013 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
85T8
Jan 03, 2013 crmassari
59T5
Jan 02, 2013 mattburgess mattburgess
84T10
Dec 26, 2012 DePalma
21T1
Nov 16, 2012 lyrradsemaj lyrradsemaj
72T5
Oct 18, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
75T4
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
80T5
Sep 23, 2012 CrazyJim9380
84T9
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
100T8
Sep 16, 2012 Princezz Princezz
50T2
Sep 03, 2012 gemtea
78T6
Aug 25, 2012 debaser1985
55T2
Aug 14, 2012 macumbalove macumbalove
50T6
Jul 29, 2012 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
80T8
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80T8
Jul 28, 2012 fakesenator fakesenator
48T3
Jun 29, 2012 3_Qs ???
67T6
Jun 19, 2012 Varcour
40T4
Jun 13, 2012 Merc Merc
50T2
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
71T9
Jun 08, 2012 barisius barisius
61T3
May 27, 2012 Darkling Darkling
60T4
May 21, 2012 Jurispathic Judge Holden
1T1
Look, Ferrara, nobody's blaming you. Well, nobody is blaming you "entirely". Unless you're David Foster Wallace, it's pretty hard to showcase something new about addiction/addicts. And when your entire premise consists of little more than "DRUG ADDICTS = VAMPIRES", no amount of handheld camerawork and black and white cinematography is going to rescue your film from its own banality.
May 20, 2012 JooJoo JooJoo
1T1
May 05, 2012 WuGambino WuGambino
60T2
May 02, 2012 nrm4
64T6
Apr 30, 2012 patrickped patrickped
85T9
Apr 28, 2012 lesrallizes
81T7
Apr 16, 2012 231
60T3
Mar 25, 2012 winds winds
6T8
Mar 11, 2012 Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
Mar 11, 2012 Moogie
99T10
Feb 14, 2012 TreyAtwood TreyAtwood
77T7
Feb 13, 2012 forager23
90T9
Feb 12, 2012 danieldebem danieldebem
76T5
Feb 08, 2012 ddaiane ddaiane
85T9
Feb 01, 2012 mfjlefou mfjlefou
80T8
Jan 04, 2012 dedflipper
45T2
Dec 25, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
66T5
Dec 20, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
61T7
Nov 30, 2011 NRM02
59T6
Nov 19, 2011 sdenka sdenka
90T9
Nov 08, 2011 horatio5 horatio5
62T7
Oct 31, 2011 gazpacho
70T8
Oct 08, 2011 The_Goat The Goat
65T5
Oct 05, 2011 Bacchanalian Bacchanalian
70T6
Sep 12, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
34T3
Aug 15, 2011 Luna6ix Luna6ix
50T1
This movie is horribly stupid, it's a whole bunch of pseudo-intellectual bull that only a philosophy student could come up with, fittingly the main character is a philosophy student. I really wanted to shove glass shards into my ears because the dialog made me cringe so badly. Direction wise, it's not horrible, well, only a little horrible.
Aug 02, 2011 lightningBug
80T4
Jun 19, 2011 mark83
7T8
Jun 14, 2011 ledcollector
60T5
Jun 04, 2011 Bandy Bandy
80T7
May 20, 2011 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
Apr 27, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
80T8
Apr 21, 2011 hoolie
75T5
Mar 25, 2011 Jazzaloha
73T9
Feb 26, 2011 gaucho
7T10
Feb 07, 2011 Carlospro Carlospro
90T10
Jan 18, 2011 P_Lemgruber burmashave
85T7
Jan 14, 2011 lucas_M lucas M.
61T2
Jan 11, 2011 AsuraKatz AsuraKatz
5T5
Jan 09, 2011 dfzamuner dfzamuner
90T8
Jan 07, 2011 Ericmss Ericmss
59T3
Dec 28, 2010 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
92T9
Dec 05, 2010 blackthorn blackthorn
92T10
Dec 03, 2010 stailea
82T5
Nov 26, 2010 ilsensine
60T3
Nov 21, 2010 afx237vi afx237vi
35T2
Maybe interesting if you're a philosophy student, but I just found this fairly dull. It's only 80 minutes long, but the only scene interesting to horror buffs would be the party bloodbath with 10 minutes to go. The vampire-as-junkie thing is done as literally as I've ever seen, and it doesn't really work IMO - too heavy-handed. The B&W photography is nice, and Walken's one scene is a highlight. Other than that, it tries too hard and comes off as pretentious.
Nov 01, 2010 johnatanjj johnatanjj
98T10
Oct 27, 2010 gsb gsb
70T5
As a philosophy major I obviously digged the references, but as a film fan the plot is weak. Many philosophical ideas brought up lacked cohesion. Definitely not a film for most people. I actually didn't mind the Christian-flavored spirituality. Some people need to give themselves over to a "higher" power aka something bigger than themselves. Otherwise, they turn into a blood-drooling rapey psychopaths.
Oct 15, 2010 viniciusjn viniciusjn
92T9
Oct 14, 2010 Leland Leland
95T9
Oct 13, 2010 ari
83T9
Oct 09, 2010 catfacer catfacer
75T6
Oct 07, 2010 pristinepain gabaguillar
100T10
Oct 05, 2010 theguest
74T9
Sep 07, 2010 ecalder ecalder
64T6
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
61T3
Jul 22, 2010 IL I.L.
85T9
Jul 14, 2010 stubar stubar
55T2
Jul 12, 2010 Risselada Risselada
65T5
Jul 10, 2010 thaklos thaklos
68T3
This film reaches too high, and reeks of pretension even as its blunt allegory attempts to beat you over the head with the correlations between vampirism and drug use. It makes it very clear how clever Ferrara and St. John are, unfortunately this understanding does not come with a particularly enjoyable experience. That said, I enjoy its gritty atmosphere, and both Taylor and Walken have interesting roles that would have worked well in a less ostentatious film.
May 22, 2010 rottentomat rottentomat
73T6
Apr 16, 2010 aney aney
45T5
Apr 11, 2010 mitchelly mitchelly
63T1
Mar 27, 2010 Pierrotmss Pierrotmss
55T2
Mar 15, 2010 Spunkie Spunkie
50T4
Mar 07, 2010 netsirhc
6T5
Mar 02, 2010 NeXus9 NeXus9
70T6
Feb 02, 2010 cinebaixar
89T9
Jan 30, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
85T7
A very creepy vampire film for grad students and other aspiring intellectuals. Christopher Walken is very good, and so is Lili Taylor.
Jan 29, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Jan 27, 2010 ffiamma ffiamma
45T3
Jan 22, 2010 coutinho coutinho
55T3
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
75T9
Jan 19, 2010 kris2222
76T4
Jan 16, 2010 zequalquer ze_qualquer
95T10
Jan 12, 2010 Frosty Frosty
55T4
Drugs, philosophy and religion explored via the medium of Vampires!
Dec 29, 2009 Dreamer
40T2
Dec 15, 2009 igorboka igorboka
85T5
Nov 24, 2009 bloodsome bloodsome
79T6
Nov 16, 2009 mölle
85T8
Nov 07, 2009 Matthew Matthew
90T9
Nov 02, 2009 Crazy_Jack Crazy Jack
72T6
Oct 22, 2009 PolsVoice Pols_Voice
40T1
Oct 20, 2009 bernardobrum bernardobrum
95T10
Oct 17, 2009 E-Pallazzo
84T9
Oct 10, 2009 deadbill
70T2
Sep 22, 2009 ricardo_reis ricardo reis
55T5
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3T8
Aug 31, 2009 KAH KAH
3T8
Aug 28, 2009 m4th3u5
82T6
Aug 13, 2009 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
90T8
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