• Near Dark (1992)

Near Dark

Release Date: August 12th, 1992

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2002

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Cowboy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) meets gorgeous Mae (Jenny Wright) at a bar, and the two have an immediate attraction. But when Mae turns out to be a vampire and bites Caleb on the neck, their relationship gets complicated. Wracked with a craving for human blood, Caleb is forced to leave his family and ride with Mae and her gang of vampires, including the evil Severen. Along the way Caleb must decide between his new love of Mae and the love of his family.

Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson, Joshua John Miller, Marcie Leeds

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Western , Horror

Production Co: Near Dark Joint Venture

Keywords: Love, Sacrifice, Temptation, Bar, Transformation, Dark, 1980s, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90

    If you enjoy good horror or vampire flicks, Near Dark is one of the best. show more

  • 100
    Rob HumanickSlant Magazine

    A romance, a western, and a totem to lost youth in an era ravaged by infection and addiction, it’s a high-water mark in a decade filled with exemplary genre fare. Borrowing from, and surpassing, the exceptional chemistry of Aliens’s tightly knit cast, the melancholic Near Dark is gorgeous even in its savagery, and one of pulp cinema’s greatest achievements. show more

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Bigelow's is a synthetic talent, in the good sense of the word: She draws together a rich, imaginative range of cultural references (the film noir, the Western, the horror movie, the love story) and narrative styles (the lyrical, the expressionist, the action-based, the psychological), making something new out of the traces of the old. [2 Oct 1987, p.A]

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