Larry Fessenden is an icon of modern horror and a beacon of independent cinema whose visionary work as a director, writer and actor has re-conceptualized the horror genre—giving it his own awesome, personal spin.
Furthermore, his work as a producer, through his company Glass Eye Pix, has nurtured a generation of upcoming filmmakers. Fessenden's melancholic 1995 film, Habit, is arguably his most chilling masterpiece. Atmospherically shot on-location around the Lower East Side, it tells the story of Sam (Fessenden), who falls into a downward spiral following a break-up with his girlfriend and the death of his father. Sam withdraws even more when he meets Anna, a vampirish woman who literally, and metaphorically, sucks the remaining life out of him. For this special Halloween-season screening, we're excited to have Fessenden in person to discuss the film.
Director: Larry Fessenden. 112 mins. 1995. 35mm
Part of the series Not Coming to a Theater Near You, presented by the film blog of the same name.
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