Watch: Near Dark 1987 123movies, Full Movie Online – A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar..
Plot: A farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
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Bigelow vampire flick
Cowboy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) picks up beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright). She’s a vampire and she turns him. She and her ‘family’ are on a crime spree across America.
Kathryn Bigelow is the director and a co-writer. I like the biker sensibilities and the easy pacing western style. I would like more kinetic energy in more vampire action. Bigelow is more artistic in her violence. It has an odd tone which is intriguing but not the most compelling.
and they didn’t even say the ‘V’ word!
One of the best modern vampire flicks around is this stylish, funny, and all around adventurous cult classic.
Young cowboy is literally bitten by a beautiful stranger and ends up joining a band of blood-suckers who roam the American heartland.
Although Near Dark is often over-shadowed by the ultra-hip vampire movie The Lost Boys (1987), Near Dark is a far juicier treat for horror fans. Eric Red, who also wrote The Hitcher (1986), gives us a seemingly old-fashioned tale of struggle between human nature and savage lust with a nicely spun sense of modernism. Not to mention plenty of touches of dark humor. It’s a story that does well with avoiding the obvious clichés of the vampire genre. Director Kathryn Bigelow gives this film terrific style, not only adding scenic beauty but sharply creating plenty of intense action sequences. Near Dark also packs some great makeup FX and occasional gore. The entire sequence in the bar has became a favorite among many. Adding even more to the film is the beautiful music score by Tangerine Dream.
The cast is quite good. Adrian Pasdar is believable as our formerly-human hero. Lance Henriksen is genuine in his role as the leader of the vamp’ band. However it’s young Bill Paxton who does most of the scene stealing (and the comic relief) as a scary, yet cheeky vampire thug.
A modern vamp classic that delivers on all levels, Near Dark firmly remains a favorite of the genre and one of the most entertaining horror films of the 80’s.
**** out of ****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (cut) (Sweden)
Director Kathryn Bigelow
Writer Eric Red, Kathryn Bigelow
Actors Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Ultra Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (processing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,363 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,575 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm