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Near Dark
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Adrian Pasdar Adrian Pasdar
Caleb Colton
Lance Henriksen Lance Henriksen
Jesse Hooker
Bill Paxton Bill Paxton
Severen
Jenette Goldstein Jenette Goldstein
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Tim Thomerson Tim Thomerson
Loy Colton
Marcie Leeds Marcie Leeds
Sarah Colton


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Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow
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Eric Red Eric Red
(written by)


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1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 12 19:27
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Ferocious thoroughly tough and testosterone-loaded vampire-modern cowboy top-notch adrenaline-fuelled pulse-pounder action hard-edged, violent movie!
From beginning to end, Caleb (Adrian Pasdar as a James Dean-type ) is always all cowboyed out with boots with rowel spurs, hat, cigarette, and manly stud attitude.
Young cowboy Caleb is the male predator till he find Severen, a careless... read more

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1 year ago at Oct 16 19:03
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I'm in the mood for an old school vampire flick with some great actors. Oh did you say check out Near Dark? Sure don't mind if I do. I can't believe this is the directorial debut of Kathryn Bigelow. This is what boosted her into a career that produced Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. It should be quite interesting to see what she started with. Eric Red who writes here is also known for a few ... read more

Near Dark is as good as the genre gets

11 years, 2 months ago at Aug 17 16:16
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The best thing about this film (and it Must have been intentional) is that there is no mention of the word 'Vampire' on the box, or in the movie.

The entire genre of suave, sophisticated vampires drinking blood from a wine glass while listning to Handel with their pinky fingers extended was boring by the time someone got done describing it to me. Near Dark is a more gritty, realis... read more
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Description: One night, Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar), a young man in a small town, meets an attractive young drifter named Mae (Jenny Wright). Just before sunrise, she bites him on the neck then runs off. The rising sun causes Caleb's flesh to begin to burn. Mae comes with a group of roaming vampires and takes him away. The most unsociable of all the vampires, the callous and sociopathic Severen, wants to kill Caleb, but Mae reveals she has turned him into a vampire. Their charismatic leader, Jesse Hooker (Lance Henriksen), reluctantly agrees to allow Caleb to remain with them for a week to see if he can learn to hunt and become a trusted me ... (more)
Release date: 6 October 1988
UPC: 013131212198
Tags: Vampires (44), Vampire (30), Horror (23), 1987 (14), Immortality (12), Gore (6), Child Vampire (5), Blood Transfusion (5), Road Movie (5), Shotgun (5), Blood (4), Oklahoma (4), Father Son Relationship (4), Family (4), Police (4), Bartender (4), Immortal (4), Phone Booth (4), Child Burning (3), Explosion (3)
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" Easily the best 1980s vampire movie made (even if the vampire word is never said - their condition is a blood illness). The atmosphere is fantastic combined with Tangerine Dream's music. The breathtaking Jenny Wright with a ice cream cone and Adrian Paul's cocky cowboy are beautiful together and the vampire family of Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein having a small "Aliens" reunion is a wonder to behold. A deserved cult classic and the first true glimpse of what enormous force "


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"13.03.2017 "Howdy. I'm gonna separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don't mind none." Director: Kathryn Bigelow Writers: Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg Composer: Tangerine Dream Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson, Joshua John Miller, Marcie Leeds, Troy Evans and James Le Gros Review: It's movies like this that makes me realize what a huge loss the death of Bill Paxton was. He was one of "


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“I'm in the mood for an old school vampire flick with some great actors. Oh did you say check out Near Dark? Sure don't mind if I do. I can't believe this is the directorial debut of Kathryn Bigelow. This is what boosted her into a career that produced Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. It should be quite interesting to see what she started with. Eric Red who writes here is also known for a few other well known horror movies. Although they aren't considered all that great. Anyways let's see how this goes.

So that was pretty corny. It does feel slightly like The Lost Boys scenario though obviously that was better than this. Still it had three really great moments in my opinion. The bar massacre was pretty wicked. I have to say I don't think you see someone use a spur like that v” read more

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