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The movie examines a small slice from the life of Sam (portrayed by the writer/director himself), a somewhat hapless part-time nightclub manager who has just split with his live-in girlfriend. At the Halloween party of some friends, a drunk and grungy Sam is inexplicably singled out by the attractive yet dark and ethereal Anna. In spite of the seeming mismatch, one thing leads to another, and Sam hastily plunges into a hot but reckless sexual relationship at the urging of this mysterious dark-haired beauty. During the next few weeks, they have sex in a park, sex on the rooftop of a New York apartment building, sex in a hospital examination room, and sex in numerous other bizarre situations and places. It isn't that Sam has a problem with copulating in risky environs; it's just that he's a bit put off by Anna's habit of biting and nipping him during the act. After every lovemaking session, Sam falls into a deep sleep, only to wake up the next morning, alone, with a new collection of bloody scrapes or bite-marks somewhere on his bod.Read more ›
Filmed on a relatively low budget (and based on an earlier video work) Larry Fessenden has achieved a more engrossing film than I've seen on the big budget screen (as an example, while "The Hulk" was a nice exercise in special fx, it bored me in comparison to "Habit"). Habit's history is nicely chronicled in the bonus features on the DVD.
Meredith Snaider is wonderful as the mysterious Anna. She remains a mystery in life. All we know about her in the bios included in the disc is that this is her only film; there is no background info on her at all; I did, however, learn that she became a social worker in real life after this film. I hope she is aware that her talent is truly appreciated in her one screen appearance.
Amaze your friends, invite them for a showing of a truly innovative and often disturbing film. Let the independant fimmakers show how they pioneer the art, especially Larry Fessenden. See "Habit."
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Not wild about the movie, as it turns out, but no problems at all with promptness of delivery or how well it was packaged. Thank you!!!Published 9 months ago by sfvmovielover
A vampire story YOU may be able to relate to. Creepy and entertaining. A+Published 9 months ago by Gerald H. Beever
If you are, like myself, a fan of vampire films, then do yourself a favor and view this intelligent, moody and esoteric cinematic creation by director/actor Larry Fessenden. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gerti Kopes
I first saw this film on a Friday night on the IFC channel, a Double feature they used to show late night Fridays-Early morning Saturdays called "Grindhouse" This movie... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Manster
I've seen a lot of vampire movies and while this was clearly made on almost no budget, it's similar to "Let the Right One in" in its' realistic take on vampirism. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Spencer Kimball
I really enjoyed the movie Habit. I had been looking for this movie for a long time.It is a great addition to my collection.Published on April 4, 2013 by jwfan