Def by Temptation (1990)


The movie Def by Temptation (1990) follows a young minister who falls under the allure of a mysterious seductress who is secretly a demonic succubus.

Divinity student Joel arrives in New York City where his brother Douglas offers him a place to stay. However, Joel soon becomes entranced by their sexy neighbor K, unaware she is actually an evil succubus that consumes men’s souls.

The movie Def by Temptation (1990) shows K seducing and manipulating Joel as Douglas tries warning him about the danger she poses. As K claims more victims around the city, Joel desperately tries resisting her supernatural temptation and breaking her demonic spell.

In a climactic showdown, Joel confronts the revealed demon K at the church, imbued with divine powers. He manages to destroy the succubus, freeing himself and the souls she consumed.


  • James Bond III as Joel
  • Kadeem Hardison as Doug
  • Cynthia Bond as K
  • Bill Nunn as Steve
  • Peter Cunningham as Minister Garth


The film marked actor Samuel L. Jackson’s screenwriting and directorial debut.

It was produced on an estimated budget of $175,000.

The story was inspired by producer Spike Lee’s recurring succubus dreams.


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Last updated byAnonymous on October 29, 2023