A world-weary and sloppy drunk, Sam succumbs to the temporary solace of Anna, a mysterious woman with whom he shares sultry nights on the streets. But as their passion mounts, his health declines and his hangovers take on an hallucinogenic horror. Slowly, he becomes convinced that Anna is a vampire. But is she? –Inbaseline
Larry Fessenden, nominee for the 2010 Piaget Spirit Award for producing, and winner of the 1997 Someone to Watch Spirit Award, is the writer, director and editor of the award-winning art-horror trilogy HABIT (Nominated for 2 Spirit Awards), WENDIGO and NO TELLING. His recent film, THE LAST WINTER (Nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for best ensemble cast), starring Ron Perlman, Connie Britton and James Le Gros, premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and is distributed by IFC.
Fessenden subsequently directed SKIN AND BONES, starring Doug Jones, for NBC V’s horror anthology show FEAR ITSELF. Fessenden wrote the screenplay with Guillermo del Toro of ORPHANAGE, an English language remake of the successful Spanish film EL ORFANATO, which was produced by del Toro. Fessenden won the 2009 Golden Hammer Award from the website Hammer to Nail for “being such an inspiring force in the industry.”
2010 sees Fessenden producing, hosting and curating with Glenn McQuaid the highly… read more
Just watched this again yesterday. Nice to see New York the way I'll always remember it in my mind, having grown up here. I miss the old apple...but I digress. This movie stands out among vamp flicks; it doesn't adhere to rules of vampire folklore. It makes its own rules, seducing you slowly with its mysterious leading lady. By the end of the film viewers may just find themselves addicted to the main characters.
Fessenden in the starring role with his chipped tooth just adds a sense of realism to the film, which is always appreciated. Nice edgy cinematography, good ambiguous plot (is the female lead really a vampire?) and nice discourse on the complex nature of addictions and emotional stress. Great music. Overall, a very good character film.