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It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend, and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious woman who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This has been a good decade for movies about New York vampires."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Larry Fessenden's impressive Habit takes a great deal of pleasure in ambiguously playing around with the vampire tradition."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Despite its low budget, the assets of Fessenden's film include startlingly rich cinematography and an above-average cast, most of whom have roots in New York's downtown performance scene."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Absolutely to be seen."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"It's cinema vérité stapled to a stake and run through your bleeding heart."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Another hip vampire drama set in New York's East Village, small budget indie Habit manages to impress with plausible scripting, first-rate performances and an unsettling mood of mounting dread."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie is done in a flat, realistic tone that is perfectly suited to the material."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Do we really need yet another vampire movie? Sure, about as much as we needed another movie about that ship that ruined a perfectly good iceberg."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Fessenden's minimalist film is tightly constructed to haunt without terrorizing, playing far deeper on our psyches than surface level horror"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The film has a captivating style."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Too much time passes before Habit pulls its plot together, and too much of the acting merits the description amateurish."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Sam's suspicion that Anna is a vampire because she's anorectic, reticent, and only comes out at night prompts his best buddy to observe that Sam resembles a character in a bad movie -- as if the self-reference will deepen the obvious allusions."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"If there is any hope for the independent American horror film, it lies in the hands of filmmaker Larry Fessenden."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The low budget shows, as does the lack of virtually any story to speak of."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Several things make this film a surprisingly good sleeper."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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