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Near Dark (1987)
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Near Dark (1987) 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.

Movie Tagline:
Killing you would be easy, they'd rather terrify you...forever.

Title: Near Dark
Release Date: September , 1987
Runtime: 94 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N

MPAA Rating: R

Kathryn Bigelow

Adrian Pasdar ...Caleb Colton
Jenny Wright ...Mae
Lance Henriksen ...Jesse Hooker
Bill Paxton ...Severen
Jenette Goldstein ...Diamondback
Tim Thomerson ...Loy Colton
Joshua John Miller ...Homer (as Joshua Miller)
Marcie Leeds ...Sarah Colton
Kenny Call ...Deputy Sheriff
Ed Corbett ...Ticket Seller
Troy Evans ...Plainclothes Officer
Bill Cross ...Sheriff Eakers
Roger Aaron Brown ...Cajun Truck Driver
Thomas Wagner ...Bartender
Robert Winley ...Patron in Bar
James LeGros ...Teenage Cowboy
Jan King ...Waitress
Danny Kopel ...Biker in Bar
Billy Beck ...Motel Manager
S.A. Griffin ...Police Officer at Motel
Bob Terhune ...State Trooper
William T. Lane ...State Trooper
Gary Littlejohn ...State Trooper
Paul M. Lane ...State Trooper (as Paul Michael Lane)
Eddie Mulder ...State Trooper
Don Pugsley ...Truck Driver #2
Neith Hunter ...Lady in Car
Theresa Randle ...Lady in Car
Tony Pierce ...Highway youth
Gordon Haight ...Highway youth

» [more cast members]

Mark Allan
Edward S. Feldman
Steven Charles Jaffe
Charles R. Meeker
Diane Nabatoff
Eric Red

Kathryn Bigelow
Eric Red

Christopher Franke
Edgar Froese
Paul Haslinger

Near Dark Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • Killing you would be easy, they'd rather terrify you...forever.
  • ...pray for daylight.
  • In one hot hungry kiss, he gave her everlasting love. She gave him everlasting life.
  • Blood is our life, Darkness, our feeding ground and sunlight, our eternal damnation.
  • Vampires can only kill you once, but they can terrify you forever.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Caleb Colton: I sure haven't met any girls like you. Mae: No. No, you sure haven't.
  • Severen: Cut the shit. I know you're awake. I can smell it.
  • Bartender: What you people want? Jesse: Just a couple more minutes of your time, about the same duration as the rest of your life.
  • Mae: There's somethin' I want to show you. [Caleb and Mae get off the truck] Caleb Colton: There's somethin' you want to show me? Mae: Yeah. The night. Caleb Colton: What about it? Mae: It's dark. Caleb Colton: I noticed. Mae: It's also bright. It'll blind you. Caleb Colton: I can't see. Mae: Well, listen. Do you hear it? Caleb Colton: I'm listenin'. I don't hear nothin'. Mae: Listen hard. Do you hear it? Caleb Colton: Hear what? Mae: The night, it's deafening.
  • Loy Colton: Caleb, those people back there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks, they don't spit out bullets when you shoot 'em, no sir.
Movie Trivia:
  • Unusually for a vampire movie, the word "vampire" is never mentioned.
  • The writer and director both were intent on making a Western but realized that the interest in the Western genre at the time was almost non-existent, so it was recommended that they mix genres. Since the horror genre was in vogue at the time, the two decided to make a Horror Western.
  • As Caleb staggers through town, just before the bus stop scene - the cinema behind him in showing Aliens (1986) which also featured Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein.
  • In the scene where Caleb lets the young cowboy from the bar get away, a billboard can be seen in the background spray paint with "Bill + Louise". Bill Paxton, who plays Severen, is married to Louise Newbury.
  • Was the last movie produced and released by DEG (DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group) as the studio went bankrupt. As a result, the film did not receive much publicity during its release in the fall of 1987 which lead, in turn, to its box office failure.
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