Blood & Guts Rundown | 'Habit' Tells A Classic Vampire Story In '90s New York

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Release Date: Nov. 14, 1995

Director: Larry Fessenden

Writer: Larry Fessenden

Premise: A guy living in Friends-era New York becomes infatuated with a woman who has a Rachel Maddow haircut, likes having sex in strange places, and drinks his blood.

Trailer

Pick My Brains

Like many vampire films, Habit revolves around a character becoming completely mesmerized by an otherworldly being.  In a lot of ways, it reminded me of The Moth Diaries which I watched two years ago.  And just as I loved that movie for its gothic atmosphere, Habit also manages to elevate an often repeated story by burying itself deep inside the world of young adults in a crowded city just a few years before the internet and cellphones rewrote social interactions for everyone.  This movie doesn't promising any mind-bending plot twists, but I still recommend it for being very well made.

Sometimes They Come Back... Again

Director, writer, and star — Larry Fessenden — has directed 5 horror movies and the "N For Nexus" segment in ABCs Of Death 2.  He's also acted in several horror movies including Southbound, You're Next, and I Sell The Dead.

Patricia Coleman, who played Rae, also appeared in the PC game The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery.  It was part of the fad of FMV (full motion video) games where a game would heavily feature video footage but usually have very simple controls.  The Gabriel Knight series were point-and-click adventures like those made by LucasArts and later Telltale Games.

What The Hell Is That Supposed To Be?!!