Near Dark

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Run Time: 95 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring:  Bill Paxton,  Jenny Wright,  Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

Pray for daylight in Kathryn Bigelow’s cult classic vampire western NEAR DARK.

The vampires in Near Dark certainly aren’t your fancy aristocratic elite living in a distant castle. Oh no. Instead they’re a gun-toting gang that roams the American Southwest. This “family” isn’t so into the new guy Caleb who’s been “turned” by the alluring Mae rather than killing him. The fact that caleb can’t really make a kill or pull his own weight definitely makes matters worse for the group. Still, it’s not easy being undead and so ensues a violent unfolding of action that has made an initially overlooked film into an eternal vampire classic.