Near Dark

  • 18
  • Kathryn Bigelow (1987)
  • US
  • 94 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This 1980s horror landmark - an undead revamp of Bonnie and Clyde - is one of the best vampire movies ever made. Adrian Pasdar stars as the luckless farm boy inducted by seductive Jenny Wright into her itinerant family of gangster bloodsuckers, who manage to keep one step ahead of the law and daylight. Director Kathryn Bigelow blends the road movie, the western and the horror genres into one visually stunning and frightening package, spinning a genuinely scary tale that slickly examines the violent lifestyle of the outlaw gang. Along for the ride are Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton, who give stand-out degenerate performances.

Plot Summary

Horror starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright and Lance Henriksen. In the sleepy heart of the American southwest, farm boy Caleb Colton's life is turned upside down when he is bitten by a beautiful stranger and coerced into joining a vicious gang of undead drifters.

Cast and crew

Cast

Caleb Colton
Adrian Pasdar
Mae
Jenny Wright
Jesse
Lance Henriksen
Severen
Bill Paxton
Diamondback
Jenette Goldstein
Homer
Joshua Miller
Sarah Colton
Marcie Leeds
Loy Colton
Tim Thomerson
Deputy Sheriff
Kenny Call
Ticket seller
Ed Corbett
Plain-clothes officer
Troy Evans
Sheriff Eakers
Bill Cross

Crew

Director
Kathryn Bigelow

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Optimum
Categories
Drama

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