Near Dark

Near Dark

Near Dark

In this genre-bending neo-Western biker horror from Kathryn Bigelow (in her solo directorial debut), a farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of vampire drifters. Stars Adrian Pasdar (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jenny Wright (The Lawnmower Man), Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton.

198793 minsUSA
Horror

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Total Film

Total Film

Seductively lensed, sparely scripted and superbly performed, this does away with Gothic nonsense to offer a modern take on the undead myth.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Bigelow's artful handling of the magic and menace of the night is hauntingly apparent.

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Variety

Variety

High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You might call this the scattershot school of film making.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Bigelow has cross-bred vampire legends, westerns and biker movies to arrive at a combination that's both outrageous and poetic...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Near Dark has filmmaking finesse to spare, but puts its dank characters on display rather than cadging sympathy for them.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

This is on the whole a striking directorial debut, at once scary and erotic, with lots of sidelong touches in the casting, direction, and script.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

An auspicious solo directing debut from Kathryn Bigelow, Near Dark combines such diverse genres as horror, western, crime, and romance into what may be the first vampire road movie.

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Time Out

Time Out

A full-blooded vampire movie which gives the well-worn mythology a much-needed transfusion

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Near Dark provides further proof that horror can quit the B-grade closet but still deliver the chills and thrills to satisfy.

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