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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 - 36 stars)
2. The Guardian's 1000 films to see before you die (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
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90 97%
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81 13%
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60 45%
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75 41%
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70 72%
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40 15%
Nov 21, 2017 usernamenow
65 21%
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
70 88%
Nov 02, 2017 mnzeric mnzeric
9 96%
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79 67%
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65 35%
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75 43%
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50 24%
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93 89%
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45 5%
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46 30%
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68 27%
Apr 05, 2017 92filmgeek
40 7%
Feb 24, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
68 71%
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75 92%
Jan 15, 2017 maborosi maborosi
93 97%
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90 92%
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40 18%
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80 55%
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59 61%
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50 9%
Nov 01, 2016 jerrywarton
69 68%
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61 38%
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3 3%
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70 50%
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90 71%
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22 0%
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6 73%
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100 96%
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25 60%
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69 30%
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78 46%
Jul 18, 2016 djaunb djaunb
78 54%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
60 13%
Jun 03, 2016 phil_ii phil-
84 86%
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87 93%
Apr 24, 2016 Abba Abba
73 51%
Apr 11, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
16 82%
Apr 11, 2016 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
84 72%
Apr 02, 2016 fartsahin fartsahin
85 87%
Mar 22, 2016 Chrysophylax
80 72%
Mar 01, 2016 interlude interlude
98 9%
Feb 17, 2016 RavynLoony RavynLoony
54 44%
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
70 22%
Jan 17, 2016 gledX
60 35%
Dec 16, 2015 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
80 86%
The script has difficulty grappling with its philosophy, but, fuck me, there's no shortage of totally awesome.
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
70 8%
Dec 08, 2015 Coheed
90 89%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
100 95%
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
88 82%
Oct 28, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
93 93%
Grad school sucks (literally).
Oct 18, 2015 Niska Niska
37 57%
Oct 06, 2015 Magmadiver Magmadiver
85 71%
Sep 06, 2015 or something
97 90%
Aug 27, 2015 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
35 2%
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
68 37%
Jul 30, 2015 Kitano7 Kitano7
70 54%
May 21, 2015 blucthulhu
50 21%
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
70 53%
May 10, 2015 jrmoviemania
40 5%
May 09, 2015 TRobertson
40 14%
Apr 24, 2015 aerrich
50 35%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
60 18%
Mar 21, 2015 vovin_
49 30%
Mar 15, 2015 10kfilms
57 52%
Mar 01, 2015 felixherve
80 78%
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87 52%
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70 34%
Jan 25, 2015 Vinicolette
80 82%
Jan 02, 2015 salomaord
50 0%
Abel Ferrara #1
Dec 21, 2014 Sinemaestro Amadeus
66 24%
Dec 20, 2014 cbennett
70 54%
Dec 03, 2014 Jorg
60 27%
Nov 22, 2014 sebby sebby
75 79%
Oct 28, 2014 whitelighter whitelighter
45 2%
Oct 20, 2014 Citizen 6
85 39%
Oct 10, 2014 Christophilm
85 76%
Aug 30, 2014 matty5190 matty5190
84 60%
Aug 26, 2014 zmt311 zmt311
61 30%
Aug 21, 2014 Infenso paah
80 82%
Aug 21, 2014 Zipster
65 8%
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
93 85%
Aug 04, 2014 Pharley Pharley
4 35%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
40 13%
Jul 27, 2014 burksta LB94
85 89%
Jul 15, 2014 Yiannos Yiannos
73 71%
(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
90 84%
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
60 22%
May 22, 2014 eCitizen eCitizen
40 32%
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
62 18%
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
22 6%
Apr 22, 2014 mfl
47 18%
Apr 19, 2014 Time_on_Run Time on Run
60 43%
Apr 07, 2014 glm01
74 44%
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Apr 05, 2014 SickForay SickForay
70 58%
Mar 24, 2014 Glurr
80 54%
Mar 23, 2014 gargantua gargantua
70 61%
Mar 05, 2014 kakivsjok kakivsjok
70 42%
Feb 18, 2014 PaulSandell
60 48%
Feb 08, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
58 26%
Jan 31, 2014 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
90 95%
Jan 21, 2014 C12H17N2O4P C12H17N2O4P
74 59%
Jan 11, 2014 glumpy99 glumpy_99
80 48%
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
7 62%
Nov 18, 2013 Octave Octave
85 93%
Oct 24, 2013 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
78 58%
Oct 11, 2013 felipelahm felipelahm
91 95%
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
89 87%
Sep 06, 2013 Allan_Kardec Allan Kardec
93 74%
Sep 02, 2013 berlach
93 78%
Aug 25, 2013 Typha
20 6%
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50 39%
Jul 10, 2013 dsjoerdsma
80 81%
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61 58%
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70 76%
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70 47%
Jun 26, 2013 aaronwhat aaronwhat
60 27%
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65 36%
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
60 16%
May 23, 2013 Ezp Ludium
67 26%
May 21, 2013 Nepeta
70 42%
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
60 35%
May 21, 2013 anguish
60 57%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
70 74%
Mar 14, 2013 wokelstein wokelstein
55 28%
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60 55%
Feb 21, 2013 Ronin21
67 25%
Feb 05, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
30 5%
Feb 04, 2013 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
85 74%
Jan 03, 2013 crmassari
59 45%
Jan 02, 2013 mattburgess mattburgess
84 91%
Dec 26, 2012 DePalma
21 8%
Nov 16, 2012 lyrradsemaj lyrradsemaj
72 48%
Oct 18, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
75 39%
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
80 20%
Sep 23, 2012 CrazyJim9380
84 81%
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100 68%
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50 9%
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78 50%
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55 11%
Aug 14, 2012 macumbalove macumbalove
50 0%
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80 77%
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80 79%
Jul 28, 2012 fakesenator fakesenator
48 24%
Jun 29, 2012 3_Qs ???
67 53%
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40 35%
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50 10%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
71 84%
Jun 08, 2012 barisius barisius
61 23%
May 27, 2012 Darkling Darkling
60 38%
May 21, 2012 Jurispathic Judge Holden
1 4%
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
1 9%
May 05, 2012 WuGambino WuGambino
60 18%
May 02, 2012 nrm4
64 58%
Apr 30, 2012 patrickped patrickped
85 84%
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81 60%
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60 18%
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6 64%
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50 19%
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99 98%
Feb 14, 2012 TreyAtwood TreyAtwood
77 64%
Feb 13, 2012 forager23
90 86%
Feb 12, 2012 danieldebem danieldebem
76 46%
Feb 08, 2012 ddaiane ddaiane
85 82%
Feb 01, 2012 mfjlefou mfjlefou
80 71%
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45 14%
Dec 25, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
66 47%
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61 67%
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59 57%
Nov 19, 2011 sdenka sdenka
90 88%
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62 66%
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70 70%
Oct 08, 2011 The_Goat The Goat
65 47%
Sep 12, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
34 21%
Aug 15, 2011 Luna6ix Luna6ix
50 7%
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
80 34%
Jun 19, 2011 mark83
7 61%
Jun 14, 2011 ledcollector
60 31%
Jun 04, 2011 Bandy Bandy
80 69%
May 20, 2011 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65 66%
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80 79%
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75 43%
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73 79%
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7 96%
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90 97%
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85 62%
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61 17%
Jan 11, 2011 AsuraKatz AsuraKatz
5 42%
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90 66%
Jan 07, 2011 Ericmss Ericmss
59 25%
Dec 28, 2010 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
92 86%
Dec 05, 2010 blackthorn blackthorn
92 94%
Dec 03, 2010 stailea
82 39%
Nov 26, 2010 ilsensine
60 20%
Nov 21, 2010 afx237vi afx237vi
35 15%
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
98 97%
Oct 27, 2010 gsb gsb
70 37%
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
92 85%
Oct 14, 2010 Leland Leland
95 87%
Oct 13, 2010 ari
83 85%
Oct 09, 2010 catfacer catfacer
75 59%
Oct 07, 2010 pristinepain gabaguillar
100 97%
Oct 05, 2010 theguest
74 83%
Sep 07, 2010 ecalder ecalder
64 59%
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
61 23%
Jul 22, 2010 IL I.L.
85 82%
Jul 14, 2010 stubar stubar
55 13%
Jul 12, 2010 Risselada Risselada
65 41%
Jul 10, 2010 thaklos thaklos
68 24%
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
73 59%
Apr 16, 2010 aney aney
45 48%
Apr 11, 2010 mitchelly mitchelly
63 8%
Mar 27, 2010 Pierrotmss Pierrotmss
55 10%
Mar 15, 2010 Spunkie Spunkie
50 38%
Mar 07, 2010 netsirhc
6 39%
Mar 02, 2010 NeXus9 NeXus9
70 51%
Feb 02, 2010 cinebaixar
89 87%
Jan 30, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
85 66%
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
60 52%
Jan 27, 2010 ffiamma ffiamma
45 29%
Jan 22, 2010 coutinho coutinho
55 22%
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
75 84%
Jan 19, 2010 kris2222
76 38%
Jan 16, 2010 zequalquer ze_qualquer
95 96%
Jan 12, 2010 Frosty Frosty
55 33%
Drugs, philosophy and religion explored via the medium of Vampires!
Dec 29, 2009 Dreamer
40 14%
Dec 15, 2009 igorboka igorboka
85 32%
Nov 24, 2009 bloodsome bloodsome
79 59%
Nov 16, 2009 mölle
85 76%
Nov 07, 2009 Matthew Matthew
90 89%
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