GenreHorror ScreenplayJames Bond III WriterJames Bond III
Release dateMarch 23, 1990 CastJames Bond III (Joel), Cynthia Bond (Temptress), Samuel L. Jackson (Minister Garth), Bill Nunn (Dougy), Kadeem Hardison (K) Similar moviesHotel Transylvania 2, Dracula Untold, Knock Knock, Halloween, Forrest Gump, Django Unchained
Tagline'A terrifying tale of vampires and lust'
Def by temptation 1990
Joel (James Bond III), a quiet divinity student from North Carolina, starts to question his faith. So he heads to New York to visit his friend K (Kadeem Hardison), a struggling actor, who takes him out bar-hopping. They meet a gorgeous seductress (Cynthia Bond) who turns out to be a succubus, a demon spirit luring black lotharios to their deaths. When she sets her eyes on Joel, K turns to the help of Dougie (Bill Nunn), a drunken cop who specializes in supernatural investigations.
Def by Temptation is a horror film directed by James Bond III and stars Kadeem Hardison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bill Nunn. It was released in March 1990. The director James Bond III played the character Doc in the childrens television series The Red Hand Gang.
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.
The story is set in New York: the main storyline revolves around two friends who move in together. One of them meets a seemingly perfect woman (Cynthia Bond) who, in secret, kills all the men who she sleeps with. She is a succubus type demon who seeks blood and vengeance against men foolish enough to be tempted by her.
The audience is first given a taste of the vampires powers when she kills a local in the public house, where the main story is played. After questions are asked, the main character, known as Joel (James Bond III) falls for her and is, despite his insightful religious friends advice, killed by her. However, the religious friend eventually kills the woman through brandishing his cross and stabbing her in the heart. At first Dougy (Bill Nunn) and K (Kadeem Hardison) go to visit Madam Sonia (Melba Moore), a woman who gives them advice and tells them exactly what they are dealing with but then ends up getting possessed by the temptress which then scares both Dougy and K, forcing them to run out of the building.
Later on, Dougy and K go to the bar and ask the bar tender who is outside of the bar emptying the rubbish in the trash bins to put holy water into the temptresss drink since she was the only one in the bar and then get out of there. After the temptress drinks the holy water she begins to cough violently and collapses on the ground, making Dougy And K take the moment and try to kill the temptress using a blade, but end up failing since the temptress uses her magic to make the blade go the other way round.
Then, one by one, Dougy and K die. Later on, when Joel goes to the Temptresss apartment, not knowing what evil he was dealing with, she kisses him but then Joel faints and wakes up in his own bed. He knows that something is very wrong when his deceased father (Samuel L. Jackson) strangles him but in reality its the temptress. Then suddenly Joels grandmother comes and tries to hit the temptress, distracting her long enough for Joel to get up and use his cross and kill the temptress.
However, the twist at the end reveals that one of the main characters, another pub local, has survived the womans wrath and is now a vampire, instead a male version. This transformation is made clear to the audience through his saying "You should use a cigarette lighter next time. The flame lasts longer" — the saying the female vampire used to say.
Freddie Jackson and Melba Moore have cameo appearances in the film.