A philosophy student is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class and bitten on the neck by a strange and alluring assailant. She quickly falls ill and begins to develop an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood. Shot on the streets of New York and filmed in stark black and white, Abel Ferrara blends grungy urban horror with philosophical explorations of inhumanity in this raw and desolate twist on the vampire film.
This screening is part of Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival 2022. For more info and to get your festival pass for all five films, click on the “Vampire Film Festival” button below.
‘A profoundly moving and subtly frightening study of a victim who turns predator’
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
‘Abel Ferrara, working from a rabidly ambitious script by Nicholas St. John, gives the genre a provocative and perversely funny snap that Anne Rice might envy.’
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th September)
Thursday 28th September
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!