Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Addiction (1995)

Director: Abel Ferarra

Starring: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra

Runtime: 1:22

Rant: A black and white vampire movie that has Christopher Walken. Directed by Abel Ferarra, the lunatic responsible for King of New York, Body Snatchers and of course Bad Lieutenant. Sounds good to me. We've also got Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli and Annabella Sciorra for Sopranos fans.

This one's more of a drama but it's genuinely creepy. The dialogue is fantastic and the performances are really good. The only problem isn't really a problem, depending on how you're watching it. It isn't as scary as it is interesting. It's just a really solid vampire movie that focuses more on the... addiction than it does the horrors. The horror is more from the real life aspects in the movie like pictures of the Holocaust, mentions of AIDS and heroin use.

Lili Taylor's a college student who gets bitten by a random vampire one night. Eventually she starts biting people until she meets Walken, who steals the show as expected. He hasn't drank blood in four years and he's trying to teach her how to fit in with the regular world. It's alot deeper than that but I don't have time to get into all the shit this movie gets into. It's very layered and very intelligent.

It takes it's time, but the ending is where the vampire action we've come to expect from these kind of movies takes place. If you're into vampire movies and you're sick of the average vampire story, give this movie a watch. You'll like it alot. This is an original awful horror movie.

Terrible lines: "Your breath smells like shit... you know that?"

Horror film: 7.5
Entertainment: 8
Suspense: 8
Overall: 7.7