The Friday Night Horror Movie: Near Dark (1987)

near dark poster
I watched a couple of Halloween movies earlier today (Part III and IV for those keeping track) which I’ll talk about later this weekend. I’m half asleep already so I probably won’t finish Near Dark but I’m making it The Friday Night Horror Movie anyway.

This is a film that has been on my radar for a while now, but I’ve kept putting it off. The Criterion Channel has a couple of wonderful collections going on this month – one with vampires, the other with a bunch of horror films from the 1980s – and Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire flick from 1987 fits both bills. Both collections are sending me way off my list of films I wanted to watch this month, but I can’t say I mind.

I’m only about 30 minutes into the film but so far I’m totally on its wavelength. Stylish vampire films are very much my jam, so I’m tuning off and trying to snooze before I get to the end.

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