Near Dark

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Near Dark
"Country boy Caleb Colton (Adian Pasdar) whittles away the quiet rural nights hunting local girls--but when he falls prey to the mysterious and beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), Caleb unknowingly becomes the hunted. Mae is no ordinary girl, Caleb soon learns; she is part of an outlaw band of vampires, and their love is about to lure him into a terrifying world of bloodlust, mayhem and absolute horror. Will Caleb pay the ultimate price for love and eternal life--or will he find a way to defeat the evil growing inside him?"--Container.


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Dec 22, 2014
  • SMC0F_thiess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I first saw "Near Dark" at a midnight movie when I was in college. I may have skipped SNL, gone out in the cold to get to the theater and spent money that I really couldn't afford, but I couldn't have cared less. Near Dark rocks!
Eleven years before "The Hurt Locker" Kathryn Bigelow made "Near Dark" which fell below the radar and yet showed her future promise. By directing a vampire script for action and not horror Ms. Bigelow energized the movie. Gritty and realistic, (for a vampire movie), "Near Dark" made "The Lost Boys", released the same year, look juvenile and silly. The struggle to suspend disbelief is minimal. This is adult scary, it meant to scare adults and if you aren't too jaded it will. Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton, fresh from working together on "Aliens" the year before, along with the rest of the cast, unknowns and seasoned character actors, delivered solid performances. The soundtrack by Tangerine Dream accents the imagery well.
Note for parents the R rating is accurate. Violence and gore make this movie unfit for children.

There are classic films and fun movies. Near Dark is a fun movie made by great filmmaker.

Aug 25, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

No wire work & magical effects,.. thank you. This good script is richly acted, and creates an engagingly 'realistic' vampire movie ! (...although I didn't buy the ending ?) The commentary by writer/director Katherine Bigelow is really worthwhile.

Dec 07, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Dec 17, 2012

This moive is one of the best vampire movies ever made. I could watch it over and over again.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Vacuous, over-synthesized, over-moussed, '80s vampire crud. (And evidently plastic fangs would've put them way over-budget.) Insipid writing, dialogue, special effects, (smoking blankets?! -- lol), etc. Just plain bad. 1½ stars for the gorgeous Jenny Wright (Pink Floyd The Wall).

Dec 07, 2012
  • kclaura2003 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Awesome vampire movie. Love the western edge to it and I like how the vampires are hillbilly/white trash/outlaw types. And Adrian Pasdar is gorgeous!!!

Apr 12, 2011
  • noisexorcist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best vampire/biker/western film every made. It stars Lance Henriksen, the brilliant character actor from the Alien films. Plus Bill Paxton puts on one of the best performances of his career - "FingerLICKIN' good!" I love that this movie was directed by a woman - the amazing Katherine Bigelow who also directed Hurt Locker. This cult classic is a genre bending masterpiece.


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Dec 07, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Severen (sucking blood off his fingers): "It's finger-lickin' GOOD!"


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