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Def by Temptation (1990)

R | | Horror | 11 May 1990 (USA)
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ...
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'K'
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Dougy
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Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry ...
Grandma
Rony Clanton ...
Married Man
Steven Van Cleef ...
Jonathan
John Canada Terrell ...
Guy Davis ...
Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond ...
Najee ...
Himself
Freddie Jackson ...
Himself
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Madam Sonya
Z. Wright ...
Young Joel
Michael Rivera ...
Gay Guy
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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$2,218,579
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Film debut of Michael Michele. See more »

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You can see the strings on the stockings when lady is magically putting them on her leg. See more »

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Joel: New York is wild - nothing seems normal - everything seems out of place.
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Written by Janice Dempsey, Bruce Purse
Produced by Daniel Telefaro, Linda Vitali for Daniel Telefaro Productions
Co-Produced by Janice Dempsey for Babyface Music, Inc.
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Def By Temptation: High Caliber Horror
13 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Def by Temptation" is one of the sleekest, most genuine independent horror films to come out in the past 20 years. It is easy to dismiss its credibility due to the reputation Troma has built for itself (and the film does include plenty of creative gore), but it is one of the most poignant and original works of the modern horror genre. An original story, talented actors, great low-budget special effects and a skilled eye on the part of director (and writer/producer/actor) James Bond III for genuinely creepy visuals make this a horror film on the same scale of such other cult classics as "The Hunger" and "Nadja". It is a rarity to find a horror film that still focuses on old-fashioned traditions such as plot and character development, and this film has a refreshing amount of both. James Bond III is pioneer in the spirit of Oscar Micheaux, and has truly created a horror masterpiece with "Def by Temptation."


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