Overall Rank: 1954
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 91
Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1987
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/07/2009
Genre: Horror, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Tim Thomerson, Jenette Goldstein
Plot: A small group of vampires turn a new man into one of them. But before they accept him into the group he must make his first kill. Can he go through with it? -- Josh C
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019
With the noticeable popularity of movies about teenage vampire romances, I'm surprised this underrated gothic gem from the late 80s hasn't resurfaced.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/26/2017
"Howdy. I'm gonna separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don't mind none." What an amazing actor and one of the best. Bill was perfect in everything role he did. Even if it was a small part, Paxton would always stood out from the rest. R.I.P Bill Paxton
Snoogans - wrote on 11/12/2011
A great mix of horror, bloody action, some romance and a little western. Add in a dash of humor and you have a unique and memorable vampire movie.
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Drive-In Massacre - wrote on 12/15/2011
This is another film that is just recently finding it's audience, and that's something to be happy about, because man, this a cool and very original film that has it's own unique play on the vampire idea.
The new contemporary, urban-western play on the vampire, makes it so much more realistic, and it's intense use of the weakness of daylight and no fangs, or coffins, or bats, or crucifixes, it's all really different and thorough.
I love how this is directed by Katherine Bigelow, a person who would be the only female, Best Director winner at the Oscars, and this is one of if not her best film.
She couldn't have found a better and more genuine cast for the travelling nomads that are the vampire. Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, (all players from Aliens) so well with …
Josh C - wrote on 11/17/2007
I enjoyed watching this movie, but I did feel that it wasn't as good as Lost Boys. Near Dark was more thought-provoking than Lost Boys, but had so many holes that I had trouble just enjoying it for what it was... an 80's vampire flick. These group of vampires lived night-to-night without any reason but to kill until the new guy "Caleb Colton" came along and fell in love with one of the vampires.
For vampires who can live forever and do really what ever they want, as long as they stay out of daylight, they sure were a bit retarded. In the week span that we saw they almost died every morning because day light crept up on them each time. Furthermore, they would black out the windows of their car with spray paint and tape to protect them from the sun, yet their clothing didn't seem to …
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