(I'm thinking of a good horror film to show my film students for Halloween. So I figured I would initiate a question of what is your favorite cult classic horror film--not the typical films listed in top tens, but the one you break out for friends because you know they haven't seen it.)
The Addiction (Directed by Abel Ferrara: 1995)
Shot in black-and-white by the director of King of New York. The very talented Lili Taylor plays the main character, Annabella Sciorra is deliciously evil and Christopher Walken in a role made for his off-kilter screen persona. The inner city environment of New York University provides a gloom to the story. It is a unique story that examines the addiction/evil of vampirism as mirrored in the horrors/ideologies/philosophies of the 20th Century. Has the best ever dissertation defense and academic party--all grad students (and former grad students) should definitely watch it for this scene alone. Sadly only available on video--deserves an American release on DVD.
For those in Lexington, it is available at Hancock Videos on Euclid.