Addicted to Murder
"The ambitious Brimstone Media Productions, LLC gives us three outrageous, low-budget horror
flicks: VAMPIRES & OTHER STEREOTYPES, TWISTED TALES and ADDICTED TO MURDER. They're
the brainchild of talented writer-producer-director Kevin Lindenmuth. He's a name to
watch." NEW YORK POST
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Synopsis: What happens when a serial killer
encounters someTHING far worse than himself, someTHING that may be responsible for the
killer he is? What makes Joel Winter different is his special childhood friend, a woman
named Rachel, a VAMPIRE named Rachel.
From the forests of Michigan to the streets of New York City and Chicago, Joel tries to
recapture this strange relationship in his adult life. When he meets ANGIE at a
suspiciously named bar called THE HUNGRY he finds someone like his lost love, for Angie
isn't human, either.
But as his health starts to fail and the killings start again, Joel begins to question
his life - and his death - and what exactly the evil Angie is up to. Two vampires in one
lifetime is not a coincidence. The more he's drawn into the vampiric vortex, the more he
becomes aware of his own horror.
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ADDICTED TO MURDER (1995)
Directed by Kevin Lindenmuth
Written by Kevin Lindenmuth & Tom Piccirilli
Distributed in England, Germany, Thailand, France, Malaysia.
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movie at the Internet Movie Database!
FILM FESTIVAL SHOWINGS: Screened at
• RAINDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL,
Soho, London - 1995
• DETOUR CINEMACLUB
Rome, Italy - February 2000
More reviews for ADDICTED TO MURDER
"Ten dead bodies. Four undead bodies. No breasts. Nasty chest-scarring. Blood-drinking. Shoulder-chomping. Strangulation. Neck-snapping. Two instances of criminal child abuse. Stabbing. Cleaving. Body-part snacking. Gun barrage to the chest. Throat-slashing. Stomach-gouging. Multiple aardvarking. Chainsaw to the gizzards. The old hair-dryer bathtub electrocution. Arm rolls. Wooden-stake Fu.
Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Laura McLauchlin, as the fangy chomping beauty who likes a good knife in the tummy and says "I need to feed, Joel! Feed me!"; Gordon Linzner, as the only FBI criminal psychologist who looks like he played in an eighties hair band; McCleery, as the brooding hulk whose charming opening line to a hooker is "You'll let me kill you?"; Lori Tomlinson as the uninhibited babysitter;
Also, Bernadette Pauley, as the ex-wife who leaves messages on the answering machine like "I thought you should know that Randy's going to be with me, helping"; Candice Meade as the annoying company secretary who treats everyone like crapola then says "Tell me you're not mad"; Sasha Graham, as the sexy jealous trampire he takes home to his apartment, who says "You're a hunter -- you're a killer -- drink me"; and Lindenmuth, the producer, director, editor and co-writer, for doing things the drive-in way.
Three and a half stars. Joe Bob says check it out."
- Joe Bob Briggs JOE BOB'S DRIVE-IN
"An independent film with much more to expect than first assumed." FRINGE VIDEO
"The best Indy flick I've seen in some time. Bleak performances by the lead
actors, nice looking chicks and the usual gore and violence. Recommended." BETTY PAGINATED
"Bloody good!" SCREEM
"A combination of Hammer Horror and MANIAC with a dose of NATURAL BORN KILLERS
flashiness thrown in for good measure." FATAL VISIONS
"A very serious, disturbing horror feature. The film is filled with horrific and
gruesome happenings." SHOCKING IMAGES
"It's a total mix of VAMP, TETSUO, HENRY and NATURAL BORN KILLERS. Get this
picture now, it's a good movie." TRAUMA (Denmark)
"ADDICTED TO MURDER combines the serial killer and vampire genres into a stylish
cocktail of blood and suspense." SHIVERS (UK)
"It is more complex, intelligent and disturbing than more commercial examples of
the genre can afford to be." SAMHAIN
"The female vampires in ADDICTED, like those in most of the vampire films
approaching the millenium, radiate an aggressive sexuality and an emotionalism typical of
90's female icons from Madonna through Sharon Stone to Cindy Crawford. They are post
feminist archetypes who herald a new century." THE VAMPIRE
FILM by Alain Silver and James Ursini
"Combines serial killing with vampirism, and, in the process, produces a riveting
study of psychosis." FEMME FATALES
"One of the few low-budget videos to make it to the "all-mighty" Blockbuster
Video shelves-for good reason!"
Voted "Best Outlaw Movie of 1996" by CINEFANTASTIQUE
"The visual and audio effects are all excellent, and the acting is right in tune with
the nature of the subject."
"Lindenmuth's direction is strong-and he has a strong cast and crew surrounding
check this picture out"
"like a cross between NATURAL BORN KILLERS and DRACULA."
THE DARK SIDE (England)
"It is everything a horror fan could want."
BLACK MOON MAGAZINE
"Sasha Graham continues to prove she's one of the finest actresses on the indie
"ADDICTED TO MURDER is bursting with fascinating ideas"
"ADDICTED TO MURDER may, no-budget status and all, be one of the finest genre movies
so far this decade."
THEY WON'T STAY DEAD
"a remarkable video which should ultimately lead to bigger budgets and better
distribution for Kevin Lindenmuth."
"A highly orignal and stylish tale of hallucinatory psychosis."
FLESH & BLOOD Magazine (England)
"Kevin has quickly become one of the contenders in a rising rank of homegrown
WORLD OF FANDOM
'ADDICTED TO MURDER is a gore-drenched nightmare of psycho supernatural sex and urban
alienation. Like Martin Scorcese directing a screenplay by George A. Romero."
"An unsettling film with a complex storyline, it's an engaging insight into the
motive and passions of a serial killer."
"This is it, one of the best damn independent horror movies of the decade."
"you NEED to see this film."
Dave Lewis VIDEO ADDICTS HOTLINE
"A very different take on vampires and serial killers."
"a damn entertaining little picture"
"The relationship with the serial killer and the vampire woman who
liked him to kill her was unsettling and haunting. Throughout, the
psychology and behavior of the characters was detailed and believable. The
casting was excellent, and the performances, particularly by Laura
McLauchlin, Jolee Becker and the woman who played the ex wife were completely
realistic, naturalistic, and convincing."
Eric Red, director of BAD MOON, BODY PARTS
"ADDICTED TO MURDER deftly mixes two prominent horror subgenres and comes up with something quite unique."
FLIPSIDE MOVIE EMPORIUM
"This is pure independent moviemaking in all its glory!"
"Lindenmuth's movies have complicated, ambitious stories into which are thrust multiple complex, multifaceted characters."
HOLLYWOOD IS BURNING
"Much better than a lot of the bigger budget direct-to-video muck released by the major studios"
"The man behind this movie has talent"
"This one sits firmly in the new generation of vampire films with films like RAZOR BLADE SMILE and MODERN VAMPIRES and so will probably be enjoyed by quite a few."
THE HORROR FILM COMPENDIUM
"This is indie at its finest...Its script, which deftly combines two horror
standards, the serial killer and the vampire, is intelligent, filled to the
brim with interesting concepts."
"the starlets are undeniably glamorous and it never fails to keep you interested."
"inventive and unique...director Lindenmuth creates characters who keep your interest and offers up an interesting story as well."
Matt Hudson, THE DOGPILE
"ADDICTED TO MURDER will definitely feed your needs!!!"
"this was a first class movie. It was fun, entertaining, and the women were downright beautiful. My favorite line? "It's only life. You'll get over it." Classic. This one is a keeper." - CULTCUTS
"ADDICTED TO MURDER is one of the better indy flicks you'll find out there. It's well written, directed and acted. The movie is definitely worth your time and money." - BURNOUT CENTRAL
"This is a violently disturbing horror flick that really hits you where it hurts, your mind. Definitely one that must be checked out". - Kristy Langford, GATES OF GORE
"ADDICTED TO MURDER is one of the better indie flicks you'll find out there. It's well written, directed and acted. The movie is definitely worth your time and money." - BURNOUT CENTRAL
"Sasha Graham's performance is fun to watch." - DIGITAL VAMPIRIC DISCS
"vampire fans looking for something to transfuse their genre's tired blood might find a tasty sanguinary treat in this clever film" - MONSTERS AT PLAY
"Among the heady stew of direct-to-vid indy horrors, ADDICTED TO MURDER stands red and tall and ready-to-tango. It remains the best of its series, and among Brimstone's finest hour-and-a-halves (or so) to date. I look forward to Kevin wrapping up the series!" - Stephen R. Bissette (TYRANT, TABOO, SWAMP THING)
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