Near Dark

Near Dark

Kathryn Bigelow (1987)

18 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A foolish farm boy gets bitten by a winsome female vampire and finds himself forced to join her bloodthirsty surrogate family as they spread terror across the Midwest - but becomes increasingly desperate to escape their clutches. Horror thriller, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenny Wright and Tim Thomerson.

Cast & Crew

Caleb Colton Adrian Pasdar
Mae Jenny Wright
Jesse Lance Henriksen
Severen Bill Paxton
Diamondback Jenette Goldstein
Homer Joshua John 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
Director Kathryn Bigelow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray