: : : Near Dark
===Story=== The word "vampire" is never mentioned in ''Near Dark'', but that doesn't stop this 1987 cult favorite from being one of the best modern-era vampire films. It put then-unknown director Kathryn Bigelow on Hollywood's radar and gave choice roles to ''Aliens'' costars favored by Bigelow's ex-husband James Cameron: Lance Henriksen is the leader of a makeshift family of renegade bloodsuckers, nocturnally seeking victims in rural Oklahoma; his immortal gal pal is ''Aliens'' and ''Terminator 2'' alumnus Jenette Goldstein; and Bill Paxton is the group's deadliest leather-clad ass kicker. Fellow traveler Jenny Wright lures Okie farm boy Adrian Pasdar into the group with a love bite, and he's soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and relentless desire. With Joshua Miller (''River's Edge'') as the youngest vampire, ''Near Dark'' is Bigelow's masterpiece of low-budget ingenuity--a truck-stop thriller that begins well, gets better and better (aided by a fine Tangerine Dream score), and goes out in a blaze of glory. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Widescreen *Dolby *DTS Surround Sound


Adrian PasdarCaleb Colton
Jenny WrightMae
Lance HenriksenJesse Hooker
Bill PaxtonSeveren
Jenette GoldsteinDiamondback
Tim ThomersonLoy Colton
Joshua John MillerHomer
James Le GrosTeenage Cowboy

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Producer: Anchor Bay
  • Length: 94 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 2, 1987
    EuropeJan 8, 1988
    AustraliaJul 14, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 10, 2002
Buy Now $  Compare Prices
0 / 10