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Near Dark

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Time Out says

A full-blooded vampire movie which gives the well-worn mythology a much-needed transfusion by stripping away the Gothic trappings and concentrating instead on a pack of nocturnal nomads who roam the sun-parched farmlands of the modern Midwest. Kissed by a pale, mysterious girl from out of town, it soon dawns on farmboy Caleb that Mae's love-bite has infected him with a burning desire - for blood. Subsequently snatched by Mae's vagabond pals, Caleb is gradually seduced by their exciting night-life. So, despite his reluctance to make a 'kill', Caleb is soon caught between his blood sister and his blood relatives - father and younger sister - who are in hot pursuit. Western iconography, noir-ish lighting, and visceral horror are fused with an affecting love story in this stylish 'Vampire Western', which (unlike Bigelow's rather static debut feature The Loveless) is driven forward at a scorching pace, a subtle study in the seductiveness of evil and a terrifying ride to the edge of darkness.
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Release Details

  • Rated:18
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kathryn Bigelow
  • Screenwriter:Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red
  • Cast:
    • Adrian Pasdar
    • Marcie Leeds
    • Lance Henriksen
    • James LeGros
    • Joshua Miller
    • Jenette Goldstein
    • Tim Thomerson
    • Bill Paxton
    • Jenny Wright
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